In the ever heated debate of Tamron vs. Sigma vs. Nikon/Canon, a new competitor has arrived. Tamron has released an update of their popular 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Ever since Tamron began to create the new SP series lenses, starting with the 45mm, 35mm, and 15-30mm lenses, they’ve been hitting home runs. Having extensively used the 45mm f/1.8 SP lens, and doing a few shoots with their other new lenses, I had high hopes for the new Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2.
If you’ve read any photography website or stopped into our store recently, you probably know that the creative options available to photographers are as numerous as ever. One aspect of photographic gear that has seen the most rapid expansion in quality options as of late, is lens selection. With brands like Tamron leading the way in high quality lenses, photographers are no longer limited to buying lenses from their respective camera manufacturer, if they want top quality. Often times the name associated with a brand demands a large portion of the price tag. Recently, Tamron proved to us yet again why their brand is worth looking at with their new 70-200mm f/2.8 VC G2 lens.
As a follow up to their ever-popular introduction into stabilized telephoto zooms, their new 70-200mm G2 not only gains the aesthetic improvements of their newer lenses, but gets upgrades to just about everything; lens coatings, faster autofocus motors, better image stabilization, and better image quality.