Best Mid-Range Zoom Lens On The Market! Hands On Review TAMRON SP 24-70MM F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

Best Mid-Range Zoom Lens On The Market! Hands On Review

Good Day Photo Tribe!

Today a put the Tamron SP 24-70 f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 to the test and compare it with Canon and other third party similar lenses.

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We look at:

– Chromatic Aberration
– Lens Flare
– Bokeh and Onion Ring Effect
– Center Sharpness
– Edge Sharpness
– Saturation
– Built Quality
– Size and ergonomics
– Lens and Lens Hood Locks
– Autofocus Out Of The Box and After Autofocus Lens Calibration
– USD ‘Ultrasonic Silent Drive’ Noise Performance
– VC ‘Vibration Compensation’
– and much much more..

For more information on the camera check here.

Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens Canon / Nikon Mount Lens –

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens –

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CASE ] Corsair – Carbide 400C White ATX Mid Tower Case –

MB ] ASUS – PRIME X370-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard –

CPU ] AMD – Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor –

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COOLER ] Corsair – Hydro Series H110i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler – 2256435

GPU ] MSI – GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card –

PS ] EVGA – SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply –

RAM ] Corsair – Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory –

RAM ] G.Skill FlareX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory –

SSD ] Samsung – 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive –

SSD ] Crucial – MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive –

DISPLAY ] Dell – UltraSharp 34” Curved Monitor – U3415W –

MOUSE ] Logitech – G Pro Gaming Mouse –

KB ] Logitech – Gaming G710+ USB Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX Brown –

PASTE ] ARCTIC – MX4 4g Thermal Paste –

OS ] Microsoft – Windows 10 Pro Full – USB 32/64-bit –

Equipment Used For This Video: (Thanks for your support)
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VIDEO ] Canon EOS 80D with EF-S 18-55mm –

AUDIO ] Audio-Technica Condenser Lavalier Microphone

LIGHTING ] Video Lighting Kit –

POCKET CAMERA ] Canon PowerShot S120 –


Howard Kahn says:

mirrorless cameras lenses never need so called calibration…….also calibration does not work unless every time you use your zoom you must calibrate the lens, forget that nonsense, looks like somebody is looking to make you spend your money into their pocket…..

Chirag Parikh says:

awesome review, as always, keep it up.

Kakde G says:

The Lens can be locked only at 24mm. Just recheck the user manual. Nice video though.

LR KR says:

Enjoyed your Tamron G2 review! I’m sold!

Douglas Ritchie says:

Hi Joseph, Excellent review, I have had it now for about 4 months and love it, very sharp and terrific VC, I had 2 versions of Version 1 and G2 is much better.

Howard Kahn says:

Tamron does not make this lens to fit on a Sony A Mount Camera….Sony will not allow it…Sigma also does not make their 24-70mm f2.8 art lens for the Sony A Mount….Sony wants it all, they want to keep their users captive to their over pricing and crappy lenses and very poor service……………

StormanCast says:

This was a great review. I have good luck with Tamron lenses in the past

captainkanji1 says:

Lens creep typically show up in large sports zooms sooner.

Varghese Paul says:

how to calibrate the camera

Marcy Unlimited - #MarcysOwn says:

Good job once again…

Gary Grimes says:

Great job as always! Since it’s my job to ask dumb questions, is it less important to calibrate with mirrorless bodies since the mirror/sensor difference is not there?

Al B says:

I have a locking switch on my kit Canon 24-105 STM, and more often than not, it’s always locked or unlocked at the wrong time.  This zoom portion will easily glide out when dangling.  I think a superior system would be to have higher friction zoom when not mounted to a camera, and looser friction when mounted to it.  Could be automatic or manual (like the 28-300 L which you can tighten to prevent zooming from your selected focal length).  Would save time.

john barreto says:

Great great video. You xplain all the details very well. Thank you

kunal mobitech software solutions says:

#sony a7iii with sigma 50 mm 1.4vs Tamron 28-75 which combination perfect for best picture n video quality…plz suggest me….

Nick Staats says:

JCristina,I just purchased a Tamron 70-200 G2 and it came with the tap-in for calibration. I am shooting  a Canon 80D, should I use the tap-in to calibrate or use the Canon built in micro-adjust to calibrate or should I calibrate with the Canon micro-adjust and then if there is any residual adjustments required, use the tap-in? Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks much!!

roobie225 says:

great video man!!! But actually, I need to see the video for the way how can I calibrate my D500 with the 70-200 G2 lens, because as you said most of the pictures which I produce from the camera are slightly blurry:((

Ozzy Paul says:

Onion ring….. I love onion rings ! N Nice review JC, subbed BTW.

Dominick Santora says:

I’m looking at their 10-24mm lens. I already have their 70-300mm and I love it. Was going to buy their macro but I went with the Tokina 100mm based on Theoria Apophasis recommendation.

JCristina says:

Good Day Photo Tribe!

Today a put the Tamron SP 24-70 f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 to the test and compare it with Canon and other third party similar lenses.

Join the conversation, ask questions, share your favorite ZOOM LENS and invite your community to do the same.

Bao Nguyen says:

Great review. I was debating between this and the sigma. Had a really bad experience with Tamron so I went for the Sigma. Did not go with Canon because saving that bit helps to spend on another lens.

Thercon Jair says:

Bought myself the Tamron SP 70-200mm G2, first copy I couldn’t even get to focus correctly at 200mm with +20 correction (maximum). Returned, got a second one and tried it out in the store, seemed fine (still needed +16). At home when trying to calibrate properly I could get it either to focus sharp close up, and have it miss further away, or the other way around.

Really wanted to love the lens, didn’t want to risk a third one unable to return it again, returned it for good and went with the Canon. Or buy the tap in console and not get it to focus sharp either, then dealing with the service department and send my lens and camera in for a couple weeks.

I might just have had very bad luck, and I really loved the look and feel of the lens. But a f.2.8 lens is useless if it doesn’t focus sharp, so I chose to spend more money and get the Canon (got lucky and thanks to sales and cashbacks only $200 over the Tamron, add in the tap in console and it’s $100).

Anyways: not trying to discourage people, but I suggest to take your camera with a tripod and focus test into the store and test it before taking it with you.

Juan Lopez says:

Thank you, all i need to hear, a non sponsor critique. was using the nikon 24-85mm 3.4.5 G as my 24-70mm mid zoom.

Gerald Williams says:

Sounds like a great lens. Tamron’s G2 series are very good.

Brenden Enns says:

Great review!!!!

Bruce Thomas says:

Tam-ron…not Tamarin please!

Ernest says:

Great content review J just rented out this lens at for the D750

Howard Kahn says:

only buy from businesses that give a return policy that allows you to return any product for any reason and get a full refund, NO silly charges like restocking fees…THEN, if you have a problem with the focus, you send the item back unril you get one that you can live with….If every person would do this, it would be so expensive to the MFG. that this issue would no longer exist, but people are basicly lazy and stupid ! thank you very much……

trishti says:

I have had the Tamron 70- 200mm f2.8 lens( previous model) for the last 10 years. Absolutely stunning. With your recommendation I shall be looking at buying the 24 70mm. Thank you.

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