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- Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD – Canon – $1200.00
- Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD – Nikon – $1200.00
- Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD – Sony – $1200.00
- Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD – Canon – $1199.99
- Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD – Nikon – $1199.99
- Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD – Sony – $1199.99
Tamron Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, introduces the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), the world’s first*1 full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*2, with resolution at the top of its class. The Canon mount will available May 7th, 2012, and Nikon and Sony*3 compatible mounts in mid-June, 2012. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $1339.00.
The lens uses Tamron’s newest technology, including the latest optical design, VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), all in a lighter and more compact package. Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.
Specialized high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three glass-molded aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, deliver top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm*4, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects.
*1 For high-speed standard zoom lens compatible with full frame size SLR cameras except with Sony full frame size SLR cameras. Current as of April 5, 2012. (Source: Tamron).
*2 USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron’s proprietary ultrasonic motor drive.
*3 The Sony mount does not include VC, because the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilization functionality.
The product name for Sony cameras is “SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD” without the VC designation.
*4 This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.
|Lens construction:||17 elements in 12 groups|
|Minimum focus distance:||0.38m (15.0 in)|
|Maximum magnification ratio:||1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)|
|Length*1:||108.5mm (4.3 in)*|
|Diameter:||88.2mm (3.5 in)|
|Weight:||825g* (29.1 oz)|
|No. of diaphragm blades:||9 (rounded diaphragm)|
|Standard accessories:||Flower-shaped lens hood|
|Compatible mounts:||Canon, Nikon, Sony|
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc., may be changed without prior notice.
*Length, entire length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount.
*1: Length is the distance between the mount face and the tip of the lens.
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