First pictures of the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens

The previously rumored Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens will be announced this week (June 22nd) and the first pictures already leaked online:

The filter size of the new lens will be 82mm.

A new Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD lens for APS-C based DSLR cameras will be announced together with the 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD G2.

Via Nokishita

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  • Eric Calabros

    Why should I care where its designed?

    • zipduck

      Because the 70-200 G2 is designed in japan, made in china.

      This one seems to be actually made in japan, which is nice.

      • T.I.M

        Yes, if made in Japan the VC should be very efficient (tested on Japan’s earthquakes).

        • HotDuckZ

          Did you have Japanese VISA?

          • T.I.M

            I’ve never been in Japan (I hope I will one day…)
            But I’ve been to:
            France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, UK, Switzerland, Monaco, Germany, and of course USA.

          • He must be feeling keenship with Japan. He has Asian wife.

      • JerryC

        It’s all about the QC, the manufacturing location doesn’t matter. Made in Japan could make it more expensive but not necessarily better quality.

    • Stuart Crowther

      That’s on there for later use when production moves to China.

      • Captain Megaton

        I suppose its to have a common branding across products from various factories, but it comes across as typical Tamron: they go to all the trouble of getting a modern, minimalist lens redesign but then can’t resist putting completely unnecessary labeling on it.

  • shaun

    Estimated Price?

    • Piooof

      Wait, they just have a computer rendering to show at this stage. The only reason they let this information leak is to hurt the sales of the Sigma 24-70.

      • fanboy fagz

        thats true and im sure it will work. I hope both do well but personally im out. hate those pumper zoom lenses. will get a used 24-70G so nikon doesnt get any of my money directly.

        • Isn’t Nikon’s same? I mean pumper( apt word) action.

          • fanboy fagz

            pumper but the hood is in the main barrel and protecting the moving barrel. you dont really notice either. the big hood covers and protects it. huge benefit. I have to say that sometimes im shocked how a few people decide for the masses and have no idea wtf theyre doing. even in the gym. morons who design equipment so badly, shows its obvious none of them know about biology or proper form. the same is with these hoods being on the moving barrel

    • fanboy fagz

      the 70-200g2 sells for the same amount as the previous. I dont think this will sell more then 1300 and they might under cut sigmas price of 1300 at 1200. but 1300, no more

  • Ryan

    Tamron has excellent VC, if this lens is lighter than the other 24-70s with comparable or better IQ, I’m interested!!

    • Duncan Dimanche

      They do have excelent VC for ideo but my 24-70 gave me blurry photos with VC on… more than without VC… go figure….

      • Ryan

        That is odd, I have the Nikon 24-70 without VR and don’t think I’ll be upgrading soon 😉

      • 24×36

        Really wish NON-VR/VC/OS versions of modern lenses would be produced. Not something I need and optical performance has to be degraded at least somewhat in order to accommodate the movable lens elements. Not to mention the ergonomics going to hell since it suddenly is becoming a trend to reverse the position of the focsing ring and zoom ring, once again to accommodate movaable lens elements for VR/VC/OS crap.

    • If it is lighter then maybe that .5 stop VC may get offset.

  • Harsh Patel

    Today is the 35th day of my G1. Tamron,you should have come a couple of months earlier or a couple of months late 🙁

  • Bob Thane

    That is ugly as sin – the Sigma also looks ugly. I don’t really care, but it’s weird how all the other new lenses from both manufacturers look great except for the 24-70.

    Probably still going to be a great lens though, and I certainly wouldn’t let appearances stop me from using it.

    • paige4o4

      I like it. Certainly a huge improvement over their last 24-70.

    • zipduck

      I honestly don’t know what you’re smoking. It’s slick, professional, clean.. with no fluff. I wouldn’t change a thing.

      • koenshaku

        I agree, looks like the same design for the other G2 lenses the minimalistic design of the 70-200 etc.

      • Duncan Dimanche

        I agree too 😉 sleek as silver !!

    • fanboy fagz

      I agree. it looks decent but that ugly silver ring. hate pumper rings.

      nikons 28-70/24-70g/24-70E 2.8 all look nice aesthetic wise. big hood to cover the moving barrel. this and the sigma are horrible. im out. ill get a used nikon 24-70g

    • Captain Megaton

      They got rid of the gold rings and the gold lettering everywhere, so it does look a little classier now…
      though the style (with the silver choke ring at the mount) goes better with a smaller, less busy lens design.

  • S Cargill

    If they follow Sigma’s lead on the 24-70 art we should see this lens announced again next year and still not know the pricing.

    • bob smith

      lets hope it weighs less than a sigma art lens

  • TheInconvenientRuth

    I always wonder why the third party manufacturers don’t use the same type of construction on their 2.8 standard zooms… Lens hood mounts on the outer barrel. Makes so much more sense.

    • Mike D

      I don’t understand what you mean. If I take a guess at what you mean you are talking about mounting the hood on the part of the barrel that doesn’t extend?? That would make no sense if the lens extends during zooming.

      • TheInconvenientRuth

        It makes total sense, that’s why Nikon and Canon do it this way. If you mount the lens hood on the part of the barrel that moves, you can only ever optimize it forcovering the widest zoom angle to avoid vignetting. Generally these zooms are the longest when zoomed out to 24mm. At this point the barrel extends, By mounting the lens hood on the part that doesn’t move, it can both cover 24 mm AND the longer focal lengths more effectively. Canikon have been doing this for many years.

        • Simon Chen

          Well they can make it more compact AND at the same time add VC.

        • fanboy fagz

          I prefer the hood like nikons which covers the front moving barrel. on the dance floor at weddings, I get tons of elbows to the lens. lucky the 28-70 has that big hood otherwise some major alignment issues.

        • silmasan

          Canon L first gen yes, L II no more… Nikon’s consistent with their big hoods from the 28-70 to the 24-70s.

        • Captain Megaton

          Seems to me the solution is to make an IF lens – failing that though whether you can get away with a fixed position hood depends on how far the zoom extends, and whether it is more extended at the wide or the tele end.

        • Mike D

          That would depend totally on the optical design. Look at the Nikon 24-120. The lens is at it’s widest when it is retracted all the way. When you extend it out to 120mm the lens hood would need to be much longer and narrower if it was mounted on the stationary part of the barrel. Now when you pull back to 24mm the lens hood would vignette. All my Fuji lenses were optically designed the same way… maximum extension at the far end of the zoom. My Nikon 28-70 is different in that the minimum extension is at 50mm and increases on each side of that. But the total extension isn’t much in either case.

    • psv

      tokina used to do that, it makes the lens more reliable . if you go against something , it will not afect the lens

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  • Aldo

    I hope this new one is optically better than the version it is replacing and not with just a new AF motor like with the 70-200

    • koenshaku

      I wouldn’t keep my fingers crossed since Nikon did as much with their last 24-70 added VR and pretty much left it at that.

  • nek4life

    Hopefully this pushes down the price of the new 24-70 2.8E.

    • fanboy fagz

      yes a $100 sale very month. 🙂

  • T.I.M

    Yes but I have a CD from Linda De Suza

    • A. F.O.

      she is/was an
      emigrant in France…and there, became a singer….really not my favourite Portuguese
      singer or songwriter, but yes, YOU have something about a somewhat old Portugal…

      Right now
      we’re facing a real bad problem with the fires: 64 died already…and I’m
      not taking any photos….Sad, sad times.

      • T.I.M

        Yes I heard about the fires on French radio news.
        I hope it’s not criminal fires, I hate people stupid enough to start wild fires.

    • faocisco

      Linda De Suza !!!!
      Been a long time since the last time i heard that name(+/- 30 years)(and i´m 42)

  • Flipper Tweenie

    Hopefully, this lens is better in flares… and much sharper at 2.8 than the last one. Otherwise, not sure I’m interested.

  • Henning

    Pretty boring lens. Good night.

  • T.I.M

    We need a good Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8E af-s VR sharp wide open and with no distortion.
    I had 3 samples of the af-s 24-70mm f/2.8 but I did not like it much.
    Sometimes I wish I could leave my 14 primes lenses at home…
    (I have the 24-120mm f/4 which is a good zoom lens but a little slow for parties/weddings/engagments)

  • Neopulse

    Hate to sound kind of negative towards Sigma, but if I had to choose a 3rd party it’d be the Tamron.
    24-70mm f/2.8 G2,
    70-200mm f/2.8 G2,
    45mm f/1,8,
    85mm f/1.8

    and I’d be set with those for the majority of things and at a steal of a price.

  • Harrison WONG

    Compare with Sigma, Made in Japan is the significant index for me to pay from my wallet. Now, Sigma’s competitor, Tamron is moving all production to China, I only can say with them “bye-bye” ! No Tamron anymore!

    • 24×36

      Now if Sigma would just stop making the zoom rings turn the wrong way compared with EVERY other lens I have, they might have a shot at some upgrade business. But then I’m happy with present glass.

      • roadie

        Agree. The turn direction is certainly a factor when I make decision on lens purchase. How difficult is it to mirror image the zoom and focus mechanism inside the lens between the Canon and Nikon model?

        • 24×36

          Well, while I think separate versions that duplicate the ergonomics of each brand would be ideal (for photographers), I don’t think it’s realistic for Sigma to manufacture completely different lenses for each mount. It just seems like third party choices are a bigger factor for Nikon (and Pentax, whose ergonomics are generally similar) users than for Canon users, since Canon seems to have more good “in house” selections these days in terms of lenses.

          Maybe Sigma is leaning in the direction of Canon ergonomics figuring the market is bigger, but I think their potential “camera maker defectors” for a lot of their lenses at this point seem to be more likely the Nikon (and Pentax) shooters rather than the Canon shooters.

    • decentrist

      Make sure you sell your Iphone too. If you are buying Sigma for longevity, you are basing your purchase on belief, not logic.

  • Tamron doesn’t offer the option of swapping lens mounts does it? May be a key advantage for sigma given the uncertainty of Nikon’s future.

    • 24×36

      There is no uncertainty regarding Nikon’s future. Stop spewing nonsense.

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