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Faster and sharper: meet Tamron's latest pro-spec zoom lens

It's a bit of a mouthful, but Tamron has updated its fast 24-70mm zoom lens – meet the SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Model A032).

So what's new? The lens features a new Dual MPU (Micro Processing Unit) that's said to provide rapid autofocusing with improved accuracy. 

The SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 also promises to deliver the highest vibration compensation performance of any lens in its class, at up to five stops. 

Optically, the use of specialized, high-quality glass materials should see greater color reproduction and improved sharpness, while the application of Tamron’s exclusive nanotechnology-based eBAND coating substantially curbs the ghosting and flare that are prone to occurring in backlit photography. 

As well as this, the new lens also sports a protective Fluorine Coating, moisture-resistant construction and a locking lens hood.

The Tamron SP 24-70mm G2 in Nikon mount will be available in August, with the Canon mount following in September, both priced at $1199. UK and Australian pricing to be confirmed.

Phil Hall

Phil Hall is an experienced writer and editor having worked on some of the largest photography magazines in the UK, and now edit the photography channel of TechRadar, the UK's biggest tech website and one of the largest in the world. He has also worked on numerous commercial projects, including working with manufacturers like Nikon and Fujifilm on bespoke printed and online camera guides, as well as writing technique blogs and copy for the John Lewis Technology guide.