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Tamron SP AF 24-70mm F2.8 DI VC USD Camera Lens

Tamron SP AF 24-70mm F2.8 DI VC USD Camera Lens

- Aperture of F/22
- ø82 Filter Diameter
- USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
- Tamron’s Unique State-of-the-Art In-Lens Image Stabilization System
- VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization
- XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass
24 Months Warranty with Maxwells International Australia

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  • Minimum aperture of F/22
  • ø82 Filter Diameter
  • USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
  • Tamron’s Unique State-of-the-Art In-Lens Image Stabilization System
  • VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization
  • XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass
  • Tamron SP (Super Performance)
  • Low Dispersion (LD) Glass
  • Compatibility: with APS-C and Full Frame Sensor DSLR Cameras
  • 24 Months Warranty with Maxwells International Australia

The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is the world's first*1 full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization, with resolution at the top of its class. It includes Tamron’s Unique State-of-the-Art In-Lens Image Stabilization System and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor to minimize shake and enhance silent autofocusing and speed. Its F/2.8-22 aperture allows a balance between vivid resolution and attractive soft blur effects. The XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass and Low Dispersion (LD) Glass have light-bending power which bends light rays at steeper angle that decreases physical length of the lens resulting to minimized aberrations. It is compatible with APS-C and Full Frame Sensor DSLR Cameras.

Product Features in Detail

High-speed standard zoom with built-in VC
World's first*1 full-size, high-speed standard zoom with built-in VC (Vibration Compensation)*3. Even when shooting in low-light conditions with a slow shutter speed to render sharpness, Tamron's acclaimed VC allows for stable handheld camera work, to more fully enjoy the benefits of this high-speed zoom lens.

High-grade glass
Uses 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, delivering top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm*4, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects.

Wide-end focal length
This high-speed standard zoom lens has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area.

New technology
The lens adopts the new 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.

Rounded diaphragm
This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.

Super Performance for Discriminating Shooters
Tamron SP (Super Performance) series is a line of ultra-high-performance lenses designed and manufactured to the exacting specifications demanded by professionals and others who require the highest possible image quality. In creating SP lenses Tamron’s optical designers put their foremost priority on achieving superior performance parameters—they are all designed to a higher standard with little regard for cost constraints. As a result, Tamron lenses bearing the SP designation feature impressive and innovative designs that have established an enviable reputation for excellence among those knowledgeable photographers that demand the very best.

Special Glass for Better Performance and More Compact Lens Designs
XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass can bend light rays at steeper angles, thereby decreasing the physical length of the lens while enhancing imaging performance by minimizing optical aberrations. This has allowed Tamron to develop a line of shorter, smaller-diameter, lighter lenses without sacrificing lens speed, and actually upgrading image quality compared to older designs. XR glass is costlier than conventional glass but it yields enhanced optical power distribution, making possible many of the outstanding and innovative lens designs that bear the XR designation. XR glass, with its superior light-bending power, makes it possible to design a short-barrel lens with the same light-gathering ability (aperture value) as a long-barrel lens—even with a smaller lens diameter. By using this principle Tamron has been able to shorten the length of the entire optical system and produce lighter, more compact lenses of the same speed, and also to provide greater zoom ranges in lenses that are much more convenient to carry and hand-hold.

Tamron’s Unique State-of-the-Art In-Lens Image Stabilization System
Handheld camera shake is the leading cause of blurry and unsharp pictures. Several leading companies now make lenses with built-in optical image-stabilization systems that sense the amplitude and direction of the shake and compensate by moving optical groups within the lens. Tamron’s exclusive new Vibration Compensation (VC) system that’s built into the Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lenses performs a similar function, but it executes it much more effectively due to its innovative breakthrough design.

Internal Focusing (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)
Tamron’s USD works with the high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations that are produced by a ring called a ‘stator’. Energy from the vibrations is used to rotate an attached metallic ring known as the ‘rotor’. Piezoelectric ceramic, an element that produces ultrasonic vibrations when voltage of a specific frequency is applied is arranged in a ring formation on the stator. This electrode configuration of piezoelectric ceramic causes two ultrasonic vibrations to occur in the stator.

By effectively combining these two ultrasonic vibrations, it is possible to convert the energy from the vibrations that produced simple motion into energy known as ‘deflective traveling waves’, which then moves around the circumference (rotation direction) of the ring.

With the USD, the friction between these deflective traveling waves created on the metallic surface of the stator and the surface of the rotor produce force, causing the rotor to rotate. The focusing ring lens, which is linked to the rotor, is thus moved, creating a fast and smooth auto-focus drive.

Low Dispersion (LD) Glass for Greater Lens Sharpness
Low dispersion (LD) glass elements in a lens help reduce chromatic aberration; the tendency of light of different colors to come to different points of focus at the image plane. Chromatic aberration reduces the sharpness of an image, but glass with an extremely lowdispersion index, has less of a tendency to separate (defract) a ray of light into a rainbow of colors. This characteristic allows the lens designer to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration at the center of the field (on axis), a particular problem at long focal lengths (the telephoto end of the zoom range), and for lateral chromatic aberration (towards the edges of the field) that often occurs at short focal lengths (the wide-angle end of the zoom range.)

Included in the Box

     Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 DI VC USD
     Flower-shaped Lens hood
     24 months warranty with Maxwells International Australia

Warranty Information

     This Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 DI VC USD comes with 24 months warranty with Maxwells International Australia.
     Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
     Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.

Model A007
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 17 elements in 12 groups
Angle of View (diagonal)  84°04’ -34°21’ (for full frame 35mm format cameras)
60°20’ -22°33’ (for APS-C format cameras)
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F/22
Minimum Focus Distance 0.38m (15.0 in)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)
Filter Diameter ø82
Weight 825g (29.1 oz)*
Length * 108.5mm (4.3 in)*
Full Length ** 116.9mm (4.6 in)*
Diameter φ88.2mm (3.5 in)
Accessory Flower-shaped Lens hood
Mount Canon, Nikon, ++Sony A mount
* Length means the size from the head of the barrel to the flange of the mount.
** Full Length means the size from the head of the barrel to the end of the lens.
† Length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount. Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc., may be changed without prior notice.
++ The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the body of Sony digital SLR cameras include image stabilization functionality.
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Tamron SP AF 24-70mm F2.8 DI VC USD Camera Lens

Tamron SP AF 24-70mm F2.8 DI VC USD Camera Lens

Price From: $1,278.00 Incl. GST