New Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD G2 lens rumored to be announced next week

Last month I reported that Tamron is going to announce a new 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens this year. CanonRumors confirmed that the official announcement will happen next week, right before the release of the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM and 14mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art lenses on June 22nd.

The new Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens will replace the current Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD version.

SigmaTokina and Nikon also recently refreshed their 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses.

Tamron already refreshed their 70-200mm f/2.8 lens in early 2017.

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  • fanboy fagz

    shit! cant wait. theyre gonna kill sigmas mojo. the first 24-70 vc is very good, this should be better on the whole. the last 24-70 sigma was crap and no one knows if this art will be better. in fact all 28/24-70 2.8 sigma were garbage. I hope this will be good. more competition is better for everyone.

    I only hope they put the hood on the main body which will protect the moving secondary barrel. I love the way nikon did theirs.

    canon did it as well for their 28-70 and the 24-70 mk1. not sure why they went full retard on the 24-70 mk2.

    • Luboš

      It would be something if they would put moving elements inside the body, so no moving anything outside. And that would be winner. 🙂

      • fanboy fagz

        no recently made in the last 10 years or current 24-70 have all the moving elements in the body. they all have a moving barrel. nikon hides this with the hood being on the main large barrel and the moving barrel is hidden by the hood so to protect it better.

    • Spy Black

      I dunno, I had the Tamron and it was total shit. I returned it. I will give the G2 the benefit of the doubt, but I doubt it will take away from Sigma’s lens. Sigma has been making one great lens after another, and they are the reason there’s a G2 series, because Tamron had the up their game. It’s all good for the end-user in the end.

      • VanHoff

        I think you weren’t lucky enought with your copy, I’m really happy with mine:

      • fanboy fagz

        I hope both are great performers so to give nikons overpriced 24-70G/E a good competition.

      • sounds crazy to me, tamron out performs sigmas zooms everytime. except that tamron have a lil breathing on the crop factors. like i said, tamron zooms wins, sigma primes wins.

        • Spy Black

          I dunno, they both make good primes and zooms, just not all of them. The Tamron 85mm f/1.8 is spectacular.

    • abortabort

      The older Canon is widest at the most telescoped position and longest at the most retracted. That means it can work with a large long hood as the front element is nearest the tip of the hood at the widest setting. When it is at the 70mm end, the long / deep hood is perfectly fine.

      Most other newer lenses are around the other way, they are widest at their retracted position. So have to have a shorter hood that moves in and out with the lens.

    • sickheadache

      It was rated just a ok..just one point higher than Nikons outrageously over priced mess of a lens, over at DXO. I hope Sigma will produce a very good Art 24-70..and the new Tamron will look like that new 18-400 in style.

  • decentrist

    It will have reliable AF..something Sigma finds elusive despite all the sharpness geeks buying “Art” lenses that lose 40-50 percent of their value to the first owner.

    • Jeffry De Meyer

      I wish that were true, haven’t seen any interesting deals on used art lenses over here.

  • Chaitanya

    Still waiting for Tamron to update their remaining two macro lenses.

  • ooh sigma is gone get slapped with a price and good optics i bet. its a war between this two always. when it comes to zooms you know tamron got it covered but prime wise. sigma, except for price.

  • coffeechip

    Although the consensus seems to be that Sigma wins on primes, I picked up Tamron’s 35mm SP 1.8 Di VC and am amazed at how good my photos with it are looking.The VC doesn’t hurt either.

    • Christopher Bowyer

      Have you found the purple fringing that most reviews mention to be a problem in your images?

      • coffeechip

        I wasn’t aware of that, but no, not at all.

  • TinusVerdino

    Hopefully they improved sharpness wide open at 50-70mm

  • Ande Notos

    I was unlucky as well. It seems like a game of chance.

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