Tamron A007 24 mm - 70 mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens for Canon EF/EF-S

82 mm Attachment - 0.20x MagnificationUSD - MPN: AFA007C700
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Realizing both high performance and high image quality, this high-speed standard zoom lens offers 24mm to 70mm coverage together with Tamron's exclusive VC (Vibration Compensation) system and a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor for fast and quiet autofocus. Since this is an SP (Super Performance) series lens, the optical design places the highest priority on image quality with the extensive use of special optics, including three LD (Low Dispersion) lenses and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) lenses. The result is best-in-class image quality that reduces various type of distortion. In addition, the F/2.8 high speed and the circular diaphragm construction enable this lens to achieve beautiful out-of-focus effects while the high resolution gives finely detailed images. In a Tamron first, a simple drip-proof structure is also featured. This full-spec standard zoom lens responds fully to the inspiration of the photographer.
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Product Title Tamron A007 24 mm - 70 mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens for Canon EF/EF-S
Manufacturer Tamron
Lowest Price $815.00 from Abe's of Maine
Power Score 4.0 | 3 Reviews
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Do not ignore this lens for your arsenal
5 Star Review   By safarishooter on Adorama - Nov 12, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I am a Pro dedicated to Canon. My trusty Canon 28-70mm F2.8L met its demise at a wedding after providing more than 8 year's of service. A slob knocked off my camera with lens. Dropping about five feet to the floor the lens was history. I had to replace the lens for upcoming wedding shoots. Though I am a Canon user through and through, I researched the Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 VC extensively as a replacement as an alternative to Canon 24-70mm F2.8 MKII after reading initial reviews which were very favorable. I looked at the reviews for the Tamron by DX and DP. I spent a lot of time on Youtube for Tamron reviews, including the review by that guy down under from Australia. I decided to take a plunge and went with the Tamron. This lens is $1000 cheaper than Canon, has VC, and conclusions of majority of the reviews were that the lens is very close, if not the same quality, as Canon and Nikon. I do not regret the decision. This lens delivers. Wide angle shots at F2.8 are marginally softer. Above F4 shots at all focal lengths were sharp. Autofocus is quick. Reviews say it is a tack slower than Canon but I did not notice that. VC also delivers what Tamron claims. My review is based as a Pro using this lens for weddings. Mounted on Canon 5D MKII it projects professionalism. I recommend this lens as an alternative to brand names. You cannot go wrong with this lens specially with Tamron's 6 year warranty compared to Canon's one year warranty. Go get it and save yourself close to $1000.

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Not what I had hoped for
3 Star Review   By Marshrat on Adorama - Oct 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I bought this expecting to use it as an improvement on a Canon 24-105L f4 that I use as an everyday walk about lens. My interpretation of review data at Dxomark led me to believe that the optics of this Tamron would at least match, and likely exceed, the Canon 24-105. And, most importantly, it's a faster lens. However, my own test shots left me disappointed. I mounted the lens on a Canon 5Diii and shot on a tripod. I turned the vibration control turned off. I took a series of shots (wide open, f4, f8 and f16) aimed at 3 different targets: a Lens Align target (used to test for front and back focus), a single-plane focus target (designed by Stephen Westin) printed at roughly 11 x 17, and a floor lamp in my house that stands against a blank wall. The lamp has a black column and the shots were aimed at a brass, knurled on/off nob on the side of the column). With each of these 3 setups I took a series of shots with the Tamron lense, then mounted the Canon lens on the camera without moving anything and repeated the shot sequence. The first thing I noticed in reviewing the shots of the Lens Align target was that the Tamron auto focus wandered back and forth (I took at least 6 shots at each aperture). The Canon wandered very little by comparison (I have not entered any focus adjustment for the Canon in the 5Diii, as the Lens Align discloses no need for it). I repeated this series with the Tamron several more times and found in a couple of the series that the focus improved from the first shot to the last. However, I don't think I repeated the series anywhere near enough times to eliminate chance as the cause. For those shots where the Tamron found sharpest focus it was every bit as sharp as the Canon, but this result was infrequent. I cannot determine whether this is a problem peculiar to this particular copy, or if the Tamrom auto focus is inherently less accurate than the Canon. I'm inclined to believe it's the latter but this is obviously just opinion (and reflective of my Canon bias). I am returning the lens since it is not an improvement over my 24-105, even with the added 2/3 of a stop. For what it's worth this is the first time I've been dissatisfied and returned a piece of equipment. Just lucky, perhaps, but I appreciate Adorama's easy return policy.

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4 Star Review   By B on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I've gotten this lens finally after getting one that was defective but probably due to rough handling during shipping and it seems like a great lens. They want this review before I have really had time to completely put the lens through it's paces but so far so good.

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Description
Realizing both high performance and high image quality, this high-speed standard zoom lens offers 24mm to 70mm coverage together with Tamron's exclusive VC (Vibration Compensation) system and a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor for fast and quiet autofocus. Since this is an SP (Super Performance) series lens, the optical design places the highest priority on image quality with the extensive use of special optics, including three LD (Low Dispersion) lenses and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) lenses. The result is best-in-class image quality that reduces various type of distortion. In addition, the F/2.8 high speed and the circular diaphragm construction enable this lens to achieve beautiful out-of-focus effects while the high resolution gives finely detailed images. In a Tamron first, a simple drip-proof structure is also featured. This full-spec standard zoom lens responds fully to the inspiration of the photographer.
Summary
Product Title Tamron A007 24 mm - 70 mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens for Canon EF/EF-S
Manufacturer Tamron
Lowest Price $815.00 from Abe's of Maine
Power Score 4.0 | 3 Reviews
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Parent Product Type: Digital Camera
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User Reviews
Do not ignore this lens for your arsenal
5 Star Review   By safarishooter on Adorama - Nov 12, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I am a Pro dedicated to Canon. My trusty Canon 28-70mm F2.8L met its demise at a wedding after providing more than 8 year's of service. A slob knocked off my camera with lens. Dropping about five feet to the floor the lens was history. I had to replace the lens for upcoming wedding shoots. Though I am a Canon user through and through, I researched the Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 VC extensively as a replacement as an alternative to Canon 24-70mm F2.8 MKII after reading initial reviews which were very favorable. I looked at the reviews for the Tamron by DX and DP. I spent a lot of time on Youtube for Tamron reviews, including the review by that guy down under from Australia. I decided to take a plunge and went with the Tamron. This lens is $1000 cheaper than Canon, has VC, and conclusions of majority of the reviews were that the lens is very close, if not the same quality, as Canon and Nikon. I do not regret the decision. This lens delivers. Wide angle shots at F2.8 are marginally softer. Above F4 shots at all focal lengths were sharp. Autofocus is quick. Reviews say it is a tack slower than Canon but I did not notice that. VC also delivers what Tamron claims. My review is based as a Pro using this lens for weddings. Mounted on Canon 5D MKII it projects professionalism. I recommend this lens as an alternative to brand names. You cannot go wrong with this lens specially with Tamron's 6 year warranty compared to Canon's one year warranty. Go get it and save yourself close to $1000.

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Not what I had hoped for
3 Star Review   By Marshrat on Adorama - Oct 22, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I bought this expecting to use it as an improvement on a Canon 24-105L f4 that I use as an everyday walk about lens. My interpretation of review data at Dxomark led me to believe that the optics of this Tamron would at least match, and likely exceed, the Canon 24-105. And, most importantly, it's a faster lens. However, my own test shots left me disappointed. I mounted the lens on a Canon 5Diii and shot on a tripod. I turned the vibration control turned off. I took a series of shots (wide open, f4, f8 and f16) aimed at 3 different targets: a Lens Align target (used to test for front and back focus), a single-plane focus target (designed by Stephen Westin) printed at roughly 11 x 17, and a floor lamp in my house that stands against a blank wall. The lamp has a black column and the shots were aimed at a brass, knurled on/off nob on the side of the column). With each of these 3 setups I took a series of shots with the Tamron lense, then mounted the Canon lens on the camera without moving anything and repeated the shot sequence. The first thing I noticed in reviewing the shots of the Lens Align target was that the Tamron auto focus wandered back and forth (I took at least 6 shots at each aperture). The Canon wandered very little by comparison (I have not entered any focus adjustment for the Canon in the 5Diii, as the Lens Align discloses no need for it). I repeated this series with the Tamron several more times and found in a couple of the series that the focus improved from the first shot to the last. However, I don't think I repeated the series anywhere near enough times to eliminate chance as the cause. For those shots where the Tamron found sharpest focus it was every bit as sharp as the Canon, but this result was infrequent. I cannot determine whether this is a problem peculiar to this particular copy, or if the Tamrom auto focus is inherently less accurate than the Canon. I'm inclined to believe it's the latter but this is obviously just opinion (and reflective of my Canon bias). I am returning the lens since it is not an improvement over my 24-105, even with the added 2/3 of a stop. For what it's worth this is the first time I've been dissatisfied and returned a piece of equipment. Just lucky, perhaps, but I appreciate Adorama's easy return policy.

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Great Lens
4 Star Review   By B on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013    ( See more reviews from Adorama )

I've gotten this lens finally after getting one that was defective but probably due to rough handling during shipping and it seems like a great lens. They want this review before I have really had time to completely put the lens through it's paces but so far so good.

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