Summary: Took fantastic photos and the build quality is great. However, I couldn't justify the price difference between it and the Sigma 15-50 F2.8. Still, if you prefer the slightly longer focal length, you can't go wrong with this.
Summary: I have owned this and the Nikon 24-70 AF-S f2.8 The Nikon is a beautifully made solid lens and I had no complaints with it. I was able to sell it for more than I bought it its that well regarded I swapped over to the Tamron because of comparable image quality in actual use and to save some money I use this zoom focal length almost exclusively as a walk around lens and so VC was the deciding factor I do a lot of hiking and travel and Im often having to shoot quickly or in...
Summary: I'm using this with a Nikon D600. Here's the thing about this lens: The first one that came in simply was not sharp. I simply could not get one photo to be in focus. I took it to a Nikon-authorized repair shop, and they ran a focus test on it. I thought perhaps they'd simply need to fine tune the focus. Instead, they told me they couldn't get the lens to take a sharp photo, and therefore focus test was impossible. It was a bad copy. The second one I got is excellent.
Summary: Okay so maybe I got a bad copy of one of these. I rented it from our local camera shop and it was a brand new one. I took a few shots and it looked like it was okay. I took it to the formal event and snapped away but after seeing the pictures in my large monitor, I could clearly see that the photos were not sharp. Most of them were slightly off as if it was back or front focusing but I couldn't tell in the camera store by looking at my camera screen.
Excellent Performer but Does Not Beat Nikon - Tested with D800, D3200 and D300S
26 September 2013
Summary: This Tamron zoom lens piqued my interest because DXOMark rates this (slightly) higher overall than my Nikon (Trinity) 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S zoom; hence I wanted it as a "back-up" to my carry-around/versatile Nikon lens. By now, I've had few 100's of pictures taken between the two lenses with our 3 Nikon cameras, mostly in daylight conditions, using a tripod, taking with Live View (with cable release and remote) to avoid camera shakes, and all cameras set to "Neutral"...
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD SP (Model A007) review by jake302
9 September 2013
Summary: Been using this lens with Canon 5D Mark 3 for about 6 months now. I have several other Canon stabilized L series zooms, but this lens is the one that comes with me the most when the shooting situations are the most unpredictable. It is a fast lens with the F2.8 spec, but with the image stabilization and F2.8 aperture, I am getting tack sharp pictures over 95% of the time with 1/10 sec exposure in candle light situations.
Pros: very high light gathering capability due to image stabilization
Cons: auto focus not as fast as canon, weighs more than it looks
Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD SP (Model A007) review by FrankPhillips
14 August 2013
Summary: I can't believe that SLRGear has not yet tested this amazing lens. I bought one for my D600 after seeing the test results at DxOMark, where this lens scored exactly the same as Nikon's own 24-70/2.8 (which is NOT stabilized, by the way). It matches the Nikon glass in every way, AND it is stabilized, AND it costs many hundreds less. It's fast, quiet, and SHARP!