Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Sony mount lens review: high image quality but does it justify the price?

By Kevin Carter - Monday, July 01, 2013

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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Sony mount lens review: high image quality but does it justify the price?

Tamron’s new full-frame high-speed standard zoom won plaudits for its high image quality and balance of features for the price. However, while the Sony Alpha mount version similarly includes an ultrasonic type AF motor, it doesn’t have the optical stabilization feature because of the stabilized sensor platform of the Alpha camera bodies.  Read on to see how well this revised version performs on the Sony SLT Alpha 99.

Apart from the fast ultrasonic-type AF and weatherproofing, without doubt one of the most promising aspects of this lens when launched was the inclusion of optical image stabilization. For Sony Alpha users though, who are already accustomed to stabilization with any lens fitted, the new Tamron lens will be less tempting, especially as the price remains the unchanged at $1299.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD image quality evaluation

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