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Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC for Canon

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The Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC for Canon

The Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC was the first full-frame-compatible 24-70mm with an in-lens image stabilizer by any manufacturer. With 24-70mm being the go-to lens for event shooters, including a stabilizer was only a matter of time. Its f/2.8 aperture makes low-light shooting possible, with the stabilizer adding even more possibilities. It features Tamron’s USD autofocus motor for fast, silent operation.

While the built-in Vibration Compensation is what makes this lens stand out, the optical formula is also quite good. The 24-70mm VC utilizes the best in Tamron’s arsenal of optics, with three LD elements, three aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens, and two XR lenses. With this lens, Tamron has outgrown “third-party alternative” and moved into a category of its own.

Roger's Take

For several years I had called Tamron’s old 28-75 f/2.8 lens the best bargain in photography. At $1,200 nobody is going to put a bargain tag on this lens, but I will give it "worth the money." It’s clearly sharper than the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 (the Mark I version), but it’s not quite as sharp as the Mk II version. The vibration control is a good thing. Even if you don’t think you’ll need it, you’ll use it. And like it.

Autofocus doesn’t seem quite as fast as the Canon 24-70, but it’s reasonably fast. There’s some vignetting in the corners on a full-frame camera (about two stops), but that’s easily removed in post processing. And given the molded and hybrid aspheric elements, it’s not surprising that the lens has "onion bokeh," but that’s not a major problem for most people. The corners are softer at the 24mm end than at 70mm on a full-frame camera, but the difference isn’t noticeable on a crop sensor camera and isn’t severe.

It’s not quite as good as a Canon 24-70 f/2.8 Mk II version, but it’s a lot less expensive. It’s every bit as good as the f/4 IS version of the 24-70 and brings an extra stop of light to the table. Overall it is, for the money, the best 24-70 f/2.8 zoom available.

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