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Incoming: Tamron 24-70mm Zoom Lens

Simon Skinner - 3 years ago

Lens gurus, Tamron have announced their next generation high-speed zoom lens, the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 [Model A032], for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs

The new lens is a fast F/2.8 zoom that promises to deliver supreme image quality, with new Dual MPU [Micro Processing Units]  which give speedy autofocus and enhanced accuracy. This, along with the highest vibration compensation of any lens in its class.

Tamron’s independent ‘eBAND Coating’ largely eliminates ghosting and flare that can prove to be problematic in backlit photography and also comes with a shielding fluoride coating on the front element.

The new lens has been developed for use for wide range of purposes, including, portrait, landscape, photojournalism, travel and a whole lot more.

The new Tamron 24-70mm Zoom Lens

Glass technology

Tamron’s application of specialised, high-quality glass elements promises accurate colour reproduction and sharpness, perfect for today’s high-pixel-density cameras. The optical structure consists of 17 elements in 12 groups and uses 2 XR [Extra Refractive Index] elements, 3 LD [Low Dispersion] elements, 3 GM [Glass-Molded aspherical] and one hybrid aspherical lens element.

Together they minimise axial chromatic aberrations, transverse chromatic aberrations, spherical aberrations and distortion, and allow for a compact design.

As we publish this piece, the suggested retail price is yet to be announced, but we will update as soon as we know. BUT, the new SP 24-70mm will be available sometime this month, [July 2017].

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.