Tamron has released details of a new 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens that is due to go on sale locally in late March 2012.

Offering high resolution, a large maximum aperture and Tamron’s proprietary Vibration Compensation, the new lens is expected to retail for less than $1400. Comparatively light and compact, the SP 24-70mm lf/2.8 Di VC USD weighs only 825 grams and is less than 117 mm in length. It is constructed from 17 elements in 12 groups and includes three LD elements, three glass moulded aspherical lenses, one hybrid aspherical lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) elements. The f/2.8 maximum aperture is maintained throughout the zoom range.
The new lens can focus to 38 cm at all focal lengths and provides a maximum magnification ratio of 1:5 at the 70mm position. It accepts 82 mm diameter filters and is available in mounts to suit Canon, Sony and Nikon AF-D cameras. Rounded diaphragm blades close to a circular aperture for attractive bokeh. Tamron’s proprietary USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) powers fast autofocusing, complemented by continuous manual focusing in AF mode. The new lens is supplied with a petal-shaped lens hood.
Full product information is available at www.tamron.com.au/di24-70_a007.html. For details of stockists, visit www.maxwell.com.au.