Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F

Model: AFA032N-700

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Weight 1.98 lb (898.7 g)
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.48 x 4.30" (88.4 x 109.2 mm)
Filter Thread Front: 82 mm


Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
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 Nikon F


Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Expert Reviews
Pc magazine.34972991
27 October 2017

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens undercuts similar zooms on price and delivers strong image stabilization, but it makes some optical compromises to get there.

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    Sharp results at f/2.8 at wider angles., Strong image stabilization system., Excellent build., Dust and splash protection., Available for Canon and Nikon SLRs., Low price.

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    Image quality suffers beyond 50mm., Noticeably dim corners., Chromatic aberration at 24mm., Some visible distortion.

Camera labs.35058694
30 October 2017

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (model A032) is a stabilized standard 2.9x zoom available in mounts for Canon and Nikon DSLRs with full-frame sensors. It also works on their DSLRs with APS-C/DX sensor where the angle of view is equivalent to a 36-105mm zoom lens.

Digital camera world.35164798
29 July 2019

The ‘Generation 2’ edition of Tamron’s 24-70mm f/2.8 is a major improvement...

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    Impressive five-stop stabiliser, Excellent contrast and sharpness, Robust weather sealing

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    Some handling quirks

25 March 2018

If you had the breath to read our review till here, you may be thinking that the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 isn't worth it. That is not our conclusion though. As mentioned above, fast standard zoom lenses are difficult to design and they always come with some compromises.

6 March 2018

From the range of SP (Super Performance) full frame lenses from Tamron, the new 24-70mm f/2.8 G2 is a wide to short telephoto standard zoom with a bright (fast) constant aperture. The new lens is reviewed here using the 50MP Canon EOS 5DS R .

Slr lounge.35173019
8 August 2018

I was skeptical at first. Could a third-party lens actually match the name brands, at THE focal length for which the name brands are best known for making reliable, snappy-to-focus, nearly-indestructible, lens?

Lenstip com.34355424
18 December 2018

In the case of the Tamron SP 24–70 mm f/2.8 VC USD G2, tested by us here, we really enjoyed the new coatings which significantly improved the performance against bright light, making the Tamron a real leader in this category.

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    solid casing,, excellent image quality in the frame centre,, good image quality on the edge of the APS-C/DX sensor,, lack of problems with longitudinal chromatic aberration,, slight lateral chromatic aberration, corrected better than in the case of the rivals,, moderate coma,, low vignetting on the...

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    resolution on the edge of the frame near f/2.8 should have been better,, high vignetting on full frame,, distinct distortion of the moustache variation on the wider end of the focal range.

Techradar uk.32817471
27 March 2018

There’s always something to be said for sticking with your camera manufacturer’s own lenses, especially at the top end of the quality range. However, Tamron is now making lenses that offer similar quality at more affordable prices, and this is a great standard zoom lens for full-frame photographers,...

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    Excellent build quality and handling, Superb 5-stop stabilizer, Mostly sharp with beautiful bokeh

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    Could be sharper at 70mm and f/2.8, Noticeable vignetting at 24mm and f/2.8

Photography blog.34969604
22 September 2017

The new Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a versatile walk-around lens with a fast maximum aperture that consistently delivers great images. It's very sharp throughout most of the zoom and aperture range, even at the edges of the frame, with sharpness only falling off a little shooting wide...

User Reviews
5 July 2018

The Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 SP G2 lens is phenomenal. I had the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 version one and wanted image stabilization. This lens fits the bill. It's very sharp, fast autofocus, and nice bokeh. The only con is it's a heavy lens, and that's where the vibration control helps.

23 August 2018

This is a great lens to add to my lens collection. Tamron makes very high quality lens and this is exactly what I was looking for from a standard angle zoom.

7 April 2018

Extremely nice lens. Great for wide angle shooting or getting full body shots. The accessories were mostly low end but the price is great for the lens alone. Tamron has come so far there is no need to pay double for the equivalent Nikon lens.

11 January 2019

This lens is quite sharp once calibrated. Focusing is snappy on my Nikon. Does have slight onion bokeh on brightest light, but easy to alter in Lightroom. Quality SDXC card is a nice perk. Very happy. #sweepstakes

29 March 2018

Beautiful lens. Good weight. Build with (what felt like) strong and sturdy materials... but I ended up getting a bad copy. The lens would not give focused shots when using the viewfinder but would when using the live view. Lens was very inconsistent when focusing.

18 March 2018

#sweepstakesLike the combination of fast aperture (f/2.8), image stabilization, customization (tap-in console), and weatherproofing. Canon 24-70 f/2.8 lacks IS. Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 lacks customization, weatherproofing and is not as sharp.

24 March 2018

I have had this lens for about a week and I love it. It is quick to focus and the image stabilization is great. Came home and shot these Robins fighting over a food area.

18 March 2018

Best all round 24-70 option for Canon full frame cameras. Faster than Canon f/4 IS. Has image stabilization that Canon f/2.8 lacks. Better imaging and customizability than Sigma f/2.8.#sweepstakes

21 March 2018

This lens is a great walk around, every day lens. I recently upgraded to a full frame camera (Canon 6D Mark II) and none of my old lenses were compatible. This lens has a great range of wide and portrait options that allow me to take only 1 lens with me when I am out and about, and I feel confident...

27 February 2018

The lens works fantastic. I am an amateur photographer with not a lot of time to spend with this hobby but this lens works well for most of the shooting I'm doing.

Product Highlights
  • F-Mount Lens/FX 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
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In The Box
  • Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens for Nikon F
  • 82mm Snap-On Lens Cap xafcvabxrvaw
  • SP Rear Lens Cap for Nikon F-Mount Lenses
  • Lens Hood
  • Case
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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