Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF

Model: AFA032C-700

Tamron Warranty - USA Version
Tamron afa032c 700 1
Tamron afa032c 700 1
Tamron afa032c 700 2
Tamron afa032c 700 3
Tamron afa032c 700 4
Tamron afa032c 700 5
Tamron afa032c 700 6
Tamron afa032c 700 7
Tamron afa032c 700 8
Tamron afa032c 700 9
Tamron afa032c 700 10
Tamron afa032c 700 11
Tamron afa032c 700 12
Tamron afa032c 700 13
Tamron afa032c 700 14
Greentoe Guarantee
  • Guaranteed Brand New Products
  • All Products Sold by Manufacturer Authorized Retailers
  • 30 Day Return Policy
  • Free Shipping
    No Additional Fees

Name your price


MSRP: $1,199.00 ?


Your Chances of Success
lowest price online $
average price online $

Your chances of success



Weight 1.99 lb (904.3 g)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.48 x 4.40" (88.4 x 111.8 mm)
Filter Thread Front: 82 mm


Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 84° 4' - 34° 21'
Minimum Focus Distance 1.25' (38.10 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Focal Length 24 - 70mm
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Elements/Groups 17 / 12
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF


Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
8 April 2017

Designed for users of full frame Nikon and Canon cameras, the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens is a new, upgraded optic with moisture and dust resistance, faster AF and improved 5 stop VC (Vibration Compensation).

Photo net.34752471
13 March 2013

There’s no doubt that the Tamron SP 70-200MM F/2.8 DI VC USD , ( ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ) ( review ) is a good lens. It’s sharp, even wide open, aberrations are well controlled and the optical stabilization (VC) is very effective. So the only question is whether it’s good value at $1500.

Imaging resource.34355410
9 September 2015

For shooters on a budget and who aren't able to invest $2,000 on a professional 70-200mm lens, Tamron presents a solid, affordable option. There are definitely concessions to be made here, primarily in sharpness at the Æ’/2.8 setting, where the lens will probably spend most of its time.

20 August 2013

This fast F2.8 telephoto zoom lens for full-frame SLRs delivers very good image quality and remarkably consistent resolution. The VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabiliser effectively compensates for camera shake in the Canon and Nikon versions of the lens.

Pop photo.32824722
26 February 2013

Among pros, image-stabilized 70–200mm f/2.8 full-frame zooms have become must-own glass. They’re in Canon ($2,499, street), Nikon ($2,397), Sigma ($1,399), and now Tamron’s catalogs ($1,499), and we see them at weddings, sporting events, in portrait studios, and in backpacks.

Amateur photographer.32822919
27 October 2017

  • +

    Excellent optics, Effective image stabilisation, Weather-sealed construction

  • -

    Slightly soft at 70mm and f/2.8, Zoom ring not quite as smooth and precise as pricier alternatives

Trusted reviews.33834858
16 August 2017

If you’re an enthusiast photographer looking for a high-spec telezoom at a competitive price, the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a great choice, and a serious alternative to its more expensive Canon and Nikon counterparts.

  • +

    Excellent optics, Effective image stabilisation, Weather-sealed construction

  • -

    Slightly soft at 70mm and f/2.8, Zoom ring not quite as smooth and precise as pricier alternatives

Photography blog.34420874
27 March 2017

The Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is an outstanding telephoto zoom lens, with the improved optical construction offering fantastic image quality and lovely smooth bokeh, and the enhanced image stabilisation system greatly increasing its versatility in both low-light and for action shots.

Practical photography.34754171
28 February 2015

The wide f/2.8 aperture and built-in image stabilisation make this lens one to consider if you regularly shoot in low-light conditions, and it’s significantly cheaper than equivalent rivals from Canon, Nikon and Sony.

Techradar uk.32817471
20 December 2014

Spectacular image quality reinforces the up-market build quality and handling of this f/2.8 lens, making it an unbeatable buy at the price.

  • +

    Excellent performance, Sheer value for money, Fast AF and effective image stabilization

  • -

    Big and heavy (though typical for 70-200mm f/2.8), Large 77mm filter ring

User Reviews
26 March 2017

I rented the Nikon 70-200 2.8E FL before pre-ordering the Tamron. Body and handling In this latest generation of 70-200 workhorses, both brands flipped the position of the focus and zoom rings, with the focus ring closer to the body.

12 March 2015

I bought this lens to replace the 70-200mm f/4l Canon I had. I am kicking myself for NOT doing it sooner!! Honestly, I should have just saved and bought this first. It is a solid solid lens no joke. The color is amazing, it's razor sharp, killer in low light, and just does what it's supposed to.

  • +

    Razor Sharp, Superb Color, Has VC, Affordable, and a 6yr Warranty too!

  • -

    Not a single one.

26 December 2014

Before I bought this lens last year I owned a Nikkor 70-200 VRII, which disappointed me. I must have caught a cucumber. It was insanely sharp in the middle but deteriorated towards the edges very quickly. After many comparisons I eventually sold the Nikkor.

  • +

    Very sharp, excellent VC

  • -


22 January 2016

this is the third tamron lens I've own... great lens, excellent product...

27 September 2013

*Excellent sharp image quality*Fast focus*Excellent price top of it rebate Cons: *Lens packing*Doesn't have lens bag/poch

  • +

    Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction

2 weeks ago

best lens in the market it cheap and works great . Im loving third party lens.

3 weeks ago

Was hoping it was true and it is. This lens is really sharp and the Vibration control doe a good job.

4 January 2018

I have used this lens extensively for a few weekends shooting portrait. It is very sharp in the center at all focal lengths and apertures. It needs to be stopped down one or two stops to get great sharpness in the corner, but for portraits the corners will often be out of focus anyways.

Product Highlights
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two XR Elements, Three LD Elements
  • Four Aspherical Elements
  • eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console
Average Expert Score
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Canon EF
  • 82mm Snap-On Lens Cap xafcvabxrvaw
  • SP Rear Lens Cap for Canon EOS Lenses
  • Lens Hood
  • Case
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
Still Have Questions?
We can help via Live Chat, Email or you can call us 1-888-840-0464

Please log in or sign up to continue


Validating Credit Card...

It will not be processed until the offer is accepted by a merchant.

Notifying Retailers...

Notifying our merchants and checking to see if they accept this offer.

Offer Submitted!

3-digit code in the back of your credit card