Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Announced

Tamron sp 24-70mm f/2.8

Eventually the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 got oficially announced. The Canon mount version will be available from  September 2, 2017. Pre-order it ($1,199) at Adorama or B&H Photo.

Tamron press release:

Tamron introduces next-generation high-speed 24-70mm F/2.8 zoom lens with advanced features

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032)

Versatile new lens delivers ultra-high image quality, image stabilization of 5 stopd and superb performance even in backlit scenes

June 30, 2017, Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the launch of a new high-speed zoom lens, SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032), for full-frame DSLR cameras. Model A032 is a fast F/2.8 zoom that achieves top-level image quality. The new Dual MPU (Micro Processing Units) provide rapid autofocusing with improved accuracy and the highest vibration compensation performance of any lens in its class*2 (CIPA level of 5 stops*1). The use of specialized, high quality glass materials (offering greater optical transmittance) for the lens element assures superior color reproduction and greater sharpness, while the application of Tamron’s exclusive nanotechnology-based eBAND Coating substantially curbs the ghosting and flare that are prone to occur in backlit photography, successfully improving the overall optical performance of the lens. Additionally, model A032 provides the added conveniences of protective Fluorine Coating, Moisture-Resistant Construction and a locking lens hood. Photographers can use this new high-speed zoom lens for wide-ranging purposes, including landscape, portrait, news, travel and many others.

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More Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 specifications leaked, ships August 2017

Tamron sp 24-70mm

A more detailled specifications list of the upcomning Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 leaked over the web. According to the rumor, pre-orders in Japan will start June 30,  2017. The Tamron is expected to start shipping on August 2, 2017.

  • Lens composition: 12 groups 17 sheets
  • Diaphragm blade: 9 (circular stop)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 0.38 m
  • Maximum magnification: 1:5
  • Image stabilization: 5 stops
  • Filter diameter: 82 mm
  • Maximum diameter: 88.4 mm
  • Length: 111 mm (for Canon), 108.5 mm (for Nikon)
  • Weight: 905 g (for Canon), 900 g (for Nikon)
  • Adopting a new control system “dual MPU”, realizes the best image stabilization effect in the class and dramatic improvement in AF accuracy and speed
  • Antifouling coat and simple drip-proof construction adopted
  • A locking mechanism is newly installed in the hood
  • Adopt electromagnetic aperture system for Nikon
  • TAP-in Console compatible

Tamron promises to deliver 5 stops of image stabilisation, thanks to a new technology named “dual MPU”, which I never heard of before.

Announcement coming very soon. Stay tuned.

[via Nokishita]

Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 specification leaked

Tamron 24-70mm

The Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 will be announced soon. Yesterday we had pictures of the lens, today some specifications:

  • Model A032
  • Lens composition: 12 groups 17 sheets
  • Diaphragm blade: 9 (circular stop)
  • Minimum shooting distance: 15 inches (about 0.38 m)
  • Maximum magnification: 1: 5
  • Image stabilization effect: About 4.5 steps
  • Filter diameter: 82 mm
  • Maximum diameter × length: 3.5 in × 4.4 in (about 89 mm × 112 mm)
  • Weight: 31.9 oz (approx 904 g)
  • North American Price: $ 1299

Announcement is expected for friday June 23, 2017.

Canon actively working on an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens?

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II

This was murmured in the past, and got a new mention those days.

Rumor has it that Canon is developing an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens. Apparently, Canon was already working on this lens and produced some prototypes when the company was developing the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM. The lens was not released so far, according to the rumor, because Canon deemed it to be too large and too heavy. Before releasing this lens, Canon will eventually work on reducing size and weight.

That’s all. No suggested announcement date nor specifications.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS deal – $647 (reg. $899, plus UV filter as bonus)

EF 24-70mm F/4L IS

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS at a glance:

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4.0-22
  • Two UD & Two Super UD Lens Elements
  • Dual Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Hybrid Image Stabilization (IS)
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Macro Mode with 0.7x Magnification
  • Weather Resistant to Dust & Moisture
  • Fluorine Coatings Reduce Fingerprints
  • Zoom Lock Lever

Top Rated Plous seller 6ave on eBay (99.2% positive ratings) has the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS lens on sale at $646.93. Compare at $899. Free shipping. Please note: this is a grey import model, 1 year seller warranty applies. You get an UV filter for free.

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