The Tamron SP 24-70mm USD lens is a high grade, fast aperture standard zoom lens featuring vibration compensation (image stabilisation), superb optical performance and ultra-fast, quiet focusing.

Vibration Compensation
The improved Vibration Compensation system uses three moving coils moving on three steel ball bearings. The moving coil method (as opposed to the earlier moving magnet method) reduces moving weight and so improves response time and therefore the effectiveness of the compensation.

Ultrasonic Silent Drive
Uses the ultrasonic method as opposed to a traditional motor, which allows the use of a continuous manual (override) mechanism and makes focusing ultra fast and quiet.

Top-of-class resolution
The Tamron SP 24-70mm USD lens produces class-leading image quality and this is no accident. It includes three LD (low dispersion) elements, three glass-moulded aspherical elements, one hybrid aspherical lens and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses to both cut down on aberrations (inaccuracies and distortions) and improve compactness.

Additional Features

  • Rounded Diaphragm for great soft background “bokeh” on studies and portraits
  • f/2.8 maximum aperture for both low light and control over depth of field
  • Suitable for both 35mm and APS-C frame sizes
  • Moisture Resistant

  • Additional Specifications
    (Main specs under Features tab)

    • Lens Construction: 17 Elements in 12 Groups
    • Angle of View (35mm format): 84°4’ – 34°21’
    • Angle of View (APS-C format): 60°20’ – 22°33’
    • Closest Focus: 0.38m (15”, 1:5 at 70mm focal length)
    • Diaphragm Blades: 9 (rounded)
    • Minimum Aperture: f/22
    • Included Accessories: Petal Hood

    Visit Tamron's interactive site for more information on focal length and depth of field


    Weight (g) 825
    Dimensions for Lenses 88.2 x 116.9mm
    Bag/Case size (not supplied) Lens Case 9 x 13 cm
    Type Zoom
    Type Standard Lens, Wide Angle
    Lens Fitting Nikon AF
    Focusing Auto
    Filter - Size 82mm