Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (Nikon) review: An affordable ‘fast’ standard zoom that comes out on topBy Paul Carroll - Monday April 22 2013 Lens Review
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD: A 3rd party option that offers great value for money
Boasting great features, a solid build and most importantly top image quality, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD is an excellent 3rd party lens for Nikon.
A DxOMark Overall Score of 29 ranks the Tamron 1st for image quality on professional standard zooms, just pushing the own brand Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED into second with 28 points, and is well ahead of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 IF EX DG HSM with 23.
The Tamron offers better sharpness overall, scoring 17 P-Mpix, compared to 15 P-Mpix for the Nikon, good performance at f/2.8 and boasts significantly better chromatic aberration results, too.
What’s more with a $1299 price tag it’s a whooping $600 cheaper than the own brand alternative making it superb value for money for Nikon shooters.