The first shipment of Tamron’s SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) is due for release in Australia on 1 May, 2012.

The first shipment of Tamron’s  SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) is due for release in Australia on 1 May, 2012.


Covering a popular standard zoom range, the new lens features latest optical design technology, VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilisation and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), all in a light and compact form. This, plus the wide-end focal length of 24mm and a moisture-resistant construction make this lens ideal for travel and outdoor photography.

The new lens is one of Tamron’s SP (Super Performance) series and contains 17 elements in 12 groups, including three LD (Low Dispersion) elements, one Hybrid Aspherical Lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements to minimise all types of chromatic aberration. The maximum aperture of f/2.8 is maintained throughout the zoom range. The iris diaphragm closes to a circular aperture to produce soft, natural-looking blur effects. This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape t even when stopped down to f/5.6.

The proprietary VC mechanism uses a proprietary actuator and algorithms to deliver an extremely stable viewfinder image with excellent tracking. The VC lens elements are held in place by three ball bearings and moved electromagnetically based on signals from them, achieving smooth movement with minimal friction.

The SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD has an RRP of AUD$1399 (overseas pricing has still to be released). This lens will be on display at The Digital Show (25 to 27 May at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre). Details of the new lens can be found at