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Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 Di VC USD Announced!!! Stabilized 24-70!

 
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Feb 06, 2012 10:22 |  #31

This is sounding pretty good...

Tamron's original VC image stabilization mechanism utilized a moving-magnet system whereby a heavy magnet was positioned near the moving VC lens element. In the new VC unit the positions of the magnet and the coil are reversed, because of this the VC optical lens element is attached to the coil. The new VC mechanism employs a moving coil mechanism with a lightweight coil, and the lighter coil reduces the load on the drive system. Thus, the lighter, more compact new VC unit contributes to the lens's overall light weight and compact size.

Because the 24-70 mm F/2.8 Di VC USD is a high-speed zoom lens with maximum aperture of F/2.8, its VC system must drive a lens that is larger and heavier than other zooms. Therefore, the shape, size, and layout of the drive coils are all designed to obtain sufficient thrust. The result is a full-size, high-speed zoom that provides the same high level of compensation effect.

The new lens uses a lot of high-end components in its 17-element design: three LD (low-dispersion) elements, three aspherical elements, one hybrid aspherical element, and two XR (extra refractive index) elements. That boils down to a better job handling chromatic aberration and other lens problems.

The lens also has rounded aperture blades for better out-of-focus areas. "This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state," Tamron said.

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Feb 06, 2012 11:09 |  #32

Clearly time for Canon to release a new camera that this lens won't work on...


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Feb 06, 2012 11:32 as a reply to  @ botw's post |  #33

This is going to be a big hit.

Nice job, Tamron. Price it right and you'll have tons of buyers.




  
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Feb 06, 2012 11:47 |  #34

KenjiS wrote in post #13833721 (external link)
Every sale Tamron, Sigma or Tokina gets should be counted as a sale against Canon at the end of the day...

Which means that it will force Canon and Nikon to either innovate, lower prices, or offer even better products to justify the higher price tags..

Which at the end of the day, is good for us

Yep. These projected price differences are nothing to ignore for most, and even those who have the money will question the logic of the decision to spend that much more than some of the recent 3rd party offerings.

Canon is going to have to give us lenses like the 70-200 MKII in order for us to justify the price increases, which, I hope they can pull off with a future 24-70 as well as any other replacement offerings.




  
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Feb 06, 2012 11:58 |  #35

Looking forward to seeing the reviews of this lens. If they are decent, then I'm going to have to seriously consider getting it and selling my 24-105L.

I really miss the 17-55 IS when I had my 60D - it allowed me to take relatively sharp photos, hand-held, and in low-light situations. I really can't figure out why Canon wouldn't develop a similar lens in the 24-70mm range for full frame cameras - it clearly has the technology to make a great lens in this focal length range with IS. IMO, releasing a 24-70 L II without IS really doesn't make sense with the technology available. For me, I buy zoom lenses mainly for convenience and travel/walk around photography - when you can't or don't necessarily want to carry a number of primes and switch lenses all the time. In those same situations, you also often don't want to, or can't, carry or set-up a tripod either, so IS is very helpful, especially if you're shooting indoors.


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Feb 06, 2012 13:21 as a reply to  @ mag10's post |  #36

Ka-ching (sound of dollars being spent)!

Likely to be my next lens if the optics are tested good with a good AF speed and reliability plus the new Canon 24-70 release doesn't have IS as actually delivered. Plus ensure that all the focus points work with modern Canon EOS cameras (no BAD lens IDs again).

Sometimes for indoor sporting/dance/school events 17-55 is slightly too short and 70-200 is too long so I've been eyeing the 24-70 f/2.8 range for a while but have been holding off waiting for the newer versions to be released.


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Feb 06, 2012 13:34 |  #37

I'm a canon USM fan. However this sounds appealing.


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Feb 06, 2012 13:49 |  #38

All these new options will add up to me being able to find a Canon 24-70 F2.8 Mk I that I can afford that much sooner. :D




  
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Feb 06, 2012 13:56 |  #39

mag10 wrote in post #13834967 (external link)
I really miss the 17-55 IS when I had my 60D - it allowed me to take relatively sharp photos, hand-held, and in low-light situations. I really can't figure out why Canon wouldn't develop a similar lens in the 24-70mm range for full frame cameras

Your 24-105 on FF is the functional equivalent of the 17-55 you miss. Except it's wider, longer, can do shallower DOF, has weather sealing, better build.... etc. etc.




  
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Feb 06, 2012 14:13 |  #40

Too bad no 3rd party vendor has put together a 45mm-125mm f/2.8 for APS-C. This would be equivallent to the holy grail lens 70-200mm f/2.8 on Full Frame.

If it were VC or OS and had really good image quality, I'm sure people would buy them up.

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Feb 06, 2012 14:15 |  #41

I'm shooting a 50-135mm f2.8 on my Canon. Sigma has sold a few 50-150mm f2.8 models. Close enough. It's like 80-210+mm equivalent, which was the standard before the 70-200s took over.


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Feb 06, 2012 14:18 |  #42

tkbslc wrote in post #13835790 (external link)
I'm shooting a 50-135mm f2.8 on my Canon. Sigma has sold a few 50-150mm f2.8 models. Close enough. It's like 80-210+mm equivalent, which was the standard before the 70-200s took over.

I did not know that :)

I'll be checking it out. I dont' want to make attention by walking around with a big fat heavy white tube of glass, so this might be a good alternative. ~~ Great

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Feb 06, 2012 14:18 |  #43

Cesium wrote in post #13835679 (external link)
Your 24-105 on FF is the functional equivalent of the 17-55 you miss. Except it's wider, longer, can do shallower DOF, has weather sealing, better build.... etc. etc.

Moving to FF, you hope to gain that extra 1.5 stops of DOF and noise control. If you give back most of that by switching to slower lenses, you have gained very little.


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Feb 06, 2012 14:18 |  #44

Looks like a winner, may push me towards full frame. , 24-70, 2.8 + VC + USM is good stuff.


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Feb 06, 2012 14:20 |  #45

c'monnn release so we can get a new archive thread with results!! xD


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