Photographic artists have been waiting for a full-featured, constant-aperture zoom lens. The wait is over. The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a high-quality, highly functional, high-speed standard zoom lens covering the 24‒70mm focal range. It includes both Tamron's proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation)1 image stabilisation to reduce shake and a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor, enabling speedy, silent autofocusing. This SP (Super Performance) series lens makes full use of specialised glass elements in its lens layout, designed with top priority on image quality, including three LD (Low Dispersion) elements and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses.
Tamron has minimised all types of chromatic aberration in the A007, making it a lens at the top of its class whether you use it on a digital APS-C, full-frame, or 35mm SLR camera. The A007 also combines a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture with rounded that diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape, even when taken two stops down from its fully open state, for beautifully soft, natural-looking blur effects. It is also Tamron's first lens to feature moisture-resistant construction, making it an ideal choice for outdoor shooting. Portraits. Landscapes. Studio shoots: this is the lens for them all.
17 elements in 12 groups, including: 3x LD elements 3x glass molded aspherical lenses 1x hybrid aspherical lens 2x XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements
Minimum focus distance
Maximum magnification ratio
1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)
9 (rounded diaphragm)
Flower-shaped Lens Hood
Canon AF, Sony (Konica Minolta), Nikon AF-D
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may change without prior notice.
*Length, entire length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount. 1. Distance between the mount face and the tip of the lens. 2. Distance between the tip of the lens and the tip of the protrusion.
The Sony mount does not include VC, because the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilisation functionality. The product name for Sony cameras is "SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD" without the VC designation.
Nikon mount version is designated as 'N' meaning it has an internal AF motor as a standard feature, thus it is compatible with Nikon bodies that do not have a built-in focusing motor.