Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
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Best value in this zoom range.
1 week ago
Summary: This lens is a beast, but worth the weight. It auto focuses fairly fast, has vibration control, and a smooth focus ring. It's zoom ring, however, is not that smooth. This is a good walk-around lens.
Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Nikon Mount (Model A007N) first testing and some jumps...
JJE "Alpha one", Amazon
21 January 2014
Summary: Despite the amazing time I have spent testing this amazing lens (I took around 180 shots) And I have to say that I am glad for the results,..The glass worked really well most of the time, I just saw some jumping back to the left side, I can not explain but looks like it is happen the 20% of the shots. I know is not the camera because is not jumping with other lens.
Summary: I bought it at Amazon. Many favorable reviews and I didn't pay attention to the forum users reviews. There is a recurrent problem with the aperture calibration, mainly between 2.8 and 4, that can cause overexposure. There are also some VC issues, that are strange but that didn't bother me so much. And finally, the Bokeh is really an onion bokeh, mainly with lights at a certain distance. All that said, the lens is usable and very, very, very sharp, even wide open.
Very good lens, VC is nice to have - all at a great price!!
Brian D. Green "B. Green", Amazon
22 April 2013
Summary: For Tamron to beat the big names out with a 24-70 lens with VC (IS or VR) is an accomplishment for them, and a little bit of an insult to the others. I replaced my Sigma 24-70 EX lens with this one because it does have better optics on top of the VC. I like the build of the lens, it has a solid feel, and the rings seem smooth. I like the "Lock" function on the zoom. Not so crazy about the 82mm filter, but I guess that's what it had to be.
Summary: I had this for almost three weeks. The sharpness, color & contrast was very good. In fact color and contrast was better then my Nikon 50 1.8G sharpness was really close. I had three issues, the aperture setting does nothing from f2.8 to f3.5 it has no impact on light sensitivity. Aperture needs to be calibrated. VC is hit and miss, you have to wait for VC to engage, you will notice a slight shift in image from left to right when VC is engaged. which I think is weird.
Excellent performer but 82mm filter thread can be limiting.
Daniel F, Amazon
19 January 2013
Summary: I won't bother with a technical review as there are plenty of those already on the net. Rather, I'll share my thoughts on the subjective aspects. The main reason most people will choose this lens over the OEM probably comes down to price and/or it's inclusion of vibration control. However, I think this lens is worthy of your consideration even without VC and at a higher price - it really is that good.