For shooters who want to step up to a pro-grade wide-to-tele zoom, this Tamron offers it with far less sticker shock than most. Yes, the Sigma is less expensive, but it lacks VC. As for the optical issues at 24mm, Tamron created a profiling app for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom that easily takes care of them.
On every serious shooter’s list of “essential” glass, you will see the classic 24– 70mm f/2.8. Now, Tamron has gilded the lily with a heretofore absent feature: Vibration Compensation. Tamron pulled off this coup by using lighter and smaller glass elements in its design. Besides being the first stabilized lens in this zoom range, the 24–70mm f/2.8 DI VC lens ($1,300, street) is Tamron’s first with a weather-resistant o-ring on the lensmount.
|Range:||Wide Angle |
|Full-Time Manual Focus Override:||Yes|
|Minimum Focal Length:||24 mm|
|Maximum Focal Length:||70 mm|