Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD SP
(From Tamron lens literature) Tamron Co., Ltd. has announced the development of the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), the world's first*1 full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*2, with resolution at the top of its class.
- World's first*1 full-size, high-speed standard zoom with built-in VC (Vibration Compensation)*3. Even when shooting in low-light conditions with a slow shutter speed to render sharpness, Tamron's acclaimed VC allows for stable handheld camera work, to more fully enjoy the benefits of this high-speed zoom lens.
- Uses specialized high-grade glass in the three LD elements, three Glass Molded Aspherical Lenses, one Hybrid Aspherical Lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses, delivering top-of-the-class quality images suited to this high-grade lens. Using a rounded diaphragm*4, the lens achieves gorgeous blur effects.
- Features USD*2 (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) to power a speedy AF drive together with a continuous manual mechanism.
- This high-speed standard zoom lens has a wide-end focal length of 24mm that expands the photographic area.
- The lens adopts the new technology including the latest optical design, VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive), all in a lighter and more compact package.
- Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens.
*1 For high-speed standard zoom lens compatible with full frame size SLR cameras except with Sony full frame size SLR cameras. Current as of February 2012. (Source: Tamron).
*2 USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron's proprietary ultrasonic motor drive.
*3 The Sony mount does not include VC, because the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilization functionality. The product name for Sony cameras is "SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD" without the VC designation.
*4 This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.