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9.2 out of 10

Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD

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Overall 8
8.0

Does what I need it to do

Shotokan, B&H Photo
9 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I had initially decided to skip a mid-range zoom in favor of 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm primes for indoor photography involving family gatherings and my wife's indoor woodwind quintet performances. However, I often could not properly frame my shots with primes because I could not move either close enough to or far enough away from my subject. So I picked up this zoom. I'm impressed by its performance for these indoor events.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens!

Jeffrey W., Newegg
31 March 2014
  • Summary: I took an egg away for the somewhat slow AF and lower image quality (Compared to the Canon). Don't get me wrong though: If you use stabilization a lot this is an excellent choice and bargain! The image quality honestly is quite good (just not as good as the Canon). I believe the gain in image quality with the canon mark II over the Tamron does not justify the extra cost.
  • Pros: Vibration Compensation works great
  • Cons: Not as good image quality as the Canon 24-70 2.8L II (but close. I think it is at least as good as the Mark I)
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Overall 8
8.0

Best value in this zoom range.

4cast-investments, Ebay
3 March 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Didn't wow me

Chris, B&H Photo
14 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Ordered as a walk around for a Nikon Df and tested this against lenses I currently own shooting wall test charts. Center resolution and contrast was very good, DX range was okay, edge and corner (FX) falloff was disappointing for a lens costing this much. 70mm on this is quite a bit shorter than Nikon 70-200 f/4 vr and nowhere near as sharp.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good Vibration Control, Nice Bokeh, Well built
  • Cons: Corner Softness, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

For Nikon Mount!!

Faizan, Amazon
9 January 2014
  • Summary: There is not mention anywhere about the mount type but I receive a Nikon Version of the Lens. Good Luck!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Suits

Jondar, B&H Photo
23 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens is quite good, not outstanding, good. I think that if your expectations about its performance are realistic the Tamron will not disappoint. I use the 24-70/2.8 for people&places shooting; it an especially good people lens. If I were to shoot weddings or events this is certainly a lens I would use. I use this on a D700 and the only negative comment I might make is that contrast is low at 2.8.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice lens!

Ann B., Adorama
25 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I have used this lens to photograph events and portraits. The auto focus and image stabilization work great. I researched 3 24-70 2.8 lenses: Nikon, Sigma, and Tamron. I am happy with my decision to go with the Tamron.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens for the money

John, B&H Photo
16 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Several hundred dollars cheaper than its Nikon counter part - this lens holds its own.As with everything - you are going with trade off's.The pros for this lens are as follows: Optical Stabilization - you have to worry more about subject movement than you do your own. It really works, and it is awesome for someone always on the move like me.Price - you can get this lens with plenty of cash to spare.Sharpness on par with Nikon EquivalentCons for this lens are as follows:...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Vignette
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Overall 8
8.0

Great mid-range zoom lens!

L Wan, buydig.com
24 July 2013
  • Summary: Solidly built; especially like the large aperture, the weather seal, and the VC. A little heavy, even though that's something I expected.
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