Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom
  • User avatar
    Remorhaz
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 539
    Joined: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:22 am
    Location: Sydney
    Contact:

    Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom

    by Remorhaz » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:28 am

    Could be interesting...

    Tamron has announced a 24-70mm F2.8 zoom for full frame cameras that features inbuilt optical stabilisation - a first in this class of lens. The SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD, to give it its full name, also incorporates an Ultrasonic Silent Drive motor for autofocus, which allows full-time manual focus. The lens is moisture-resistant, and features a circular aperture diaphragm for the attractive rendition of background blur. It will be produced in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts, with price and availability to be confirmed at a later date.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/02/06/tamron24-70_2p8_divcusd
    D7000,D90,8-16/4.5-5.6,12-24/4,17-50/2.8,18-200/3.5-5.6,50/1.4,90/2.8 Macro,70-200/2.8,70-300/4.5-5.6,SB-900&600,Sirui N2204+K20x,Manfrotto 190+488,Benro MC-91+BH-1
    Rodney - My Photo Blog
    PPOK
  • beeb
    Golden Cow
    Golden Cow
    Posts: 1815
    Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:44 pm
    Contact:

    Re: Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom

    by beeb » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:05 pm

    About bloody time someone did this! I truly hope it is a equivelent to L-series glass... It would be put on my shopping list very quickly!
  • User avatar
    Dalzine
    Site Admin
    Site Admin
    Posts: 2527
    Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:28 pm
    Location: Sunshine Coast
    Contact:

    by Dalzine » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:23 pm

    What did photographers do before the invention of IS/VC/VR/OS/BS?

    Dale.
    Will build websites for 'L' glass.
  • User avatar
    heartyfisher
    Photojournalist
    Photojournalist
    Posts: 3036
    Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:29 am
    Location: Sydney, NSW
    Contact:

    by heartyfisher » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:26 pm

    Dalzine wrote:What did photographers do before the invention of IS/VC/VR/OS/BS?

    Dale.


    You either couldn't take the photo or had to carry a hulking big tripod..
    IS/VC/VR/OS is a good thing :-)
    Moments of Light : D7K D610 18-200 150 12-24 24-70 70-200 + C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.
  • User avatar
    heartyfisher
    Photojournalist
    Photojournalist
    Posts: 3036
    Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:29 am
    Location: Sydney, NSW
    Contact:

    Re: Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom

    by heartyfisher » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:30 pm

    beeb wrote:About bloody time someone did this! I truly hope it is a equivelent to L-series glass... It would be put on my shopping list very quickly!


    Doubt it.. canon has also announced an update of their 24-70 as well. They probably couldn't take being 3rd placed behind nikon and sigma in IQ.

    Still a VC24-70 would make an excellent event/theater/portrait lens for my DX cameras. would have preferred if they went with 28-105 F2.8 but ...
    Moments of Light : D7K D610 18-200 150 12-24 24-70 70-200 + C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.
  • beeb
    Golden Cow
    Golden Cow
    Posts: 1815
    Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:44 pm
    Contact:

    Re: Tamron releases image-stabilized 24-70mm F2.8 zoom

    by beeb » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:41 pm

    heartyfisher wrote:Doubt it.. canon has also announced an update of their 24-70 as well. They probably couldn't take being 3rd placed behind nikon and sigma in IQ.

    Still a VC24-70 would make an excellent event/theater/portrait lens for my DX cameras. would have preferred if they went with 28-105 F2.8 but ...


    If it is equal (or even very close) to the current 24-70 I would be content with it, I would own a already 24-70 if it were not for my shaky hands. Nevertheless, I remain dumbfounded that Canon has not incorporated IS into the upcoming replacement for the 24-70mm. IMO potential customers would tolerate a large price-increase if they were receiving an IS lens for their extra outlay...
  • User avatar
    LOZ
    Photojournalist
    Photojournalist
    Posts: 2888
    Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:48 am
    Contact:

    by LOZ » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:54 pm

    Dalzine wrote:What did photographers do before the invention of IS/VC/VR/OS/BS?

    Dale.





    They took more photos and less time talking about photography
  • User avatar
    Dug
    Senior Photojournalist
    Senior Photojournalist
    Posts: 6240
    Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:39 pm
    Location: Heyfield Vic
    Contact:

    by Dug » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:45 pm

    Dalzine wrote:What did photographers do before the invention of IS/VC/VR/OS/BS?

    Dale.


    I did and still use the manual image stabilization system

    you hold the camera steady and if yon need to you find something to rest it on or to lean against.

    I really wonder about the value of VR systems especially in non telephoto lenses like this.
    "Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it may be."

    Edward Weston

    ( Total NIKON bigot )

    PPOK
  • User avatar
    Ken182
    Cadet
    Cadet
    Posts: 868
    Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:27 pm
    Location: SE22 8DF
    Contact:

    by Ken182 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:10 pm

    Dalzine wrote:What did photographers do before the invention of IS/VC/VR/OS/BS?

    Dale.



    WE MANNED UP!


    MANfrotto that is :wink:
    In a forum, no one can hear you scream!

    http://www.kensphotoblog2013.com/

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest