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The world's only full-frame F/2.8 standard zoom with image stabilization (VC).

Features Tamron's VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization system, USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) for fast, quiet and precise autofocus, and a 9-blade round diaphram for perfect bokeh. It's compact size and light weight will make it your everyday lens.

APSC 24mm APSC 50mm APSC 70mm

37mm on APS-C camera (35mm equivalent)

77mm on APS-C camera (35mm equivalent)

109mm on APS-C camera (35mm equivalent)

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"An affordable fast standard zoom that comes out on top"

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"A uniquely versatile pro-worthy alternative"


  • A007
  • 4.3 in.
  • 29.1 oz
  • ø82 filter
  • Canon, Nikon & Sony
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  • Valid for USA product only
  • Beware of Gray Market. Read why.
  • Purchase specified Tamron lenses and enjoy 20% off the  Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan —including Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC. Click for details.

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Product Overview

The Tamron SP designation is reserved for lenses developed with special emphasis on extraordinary photographic performance. Engineers are free to innovate in an uncommon atmosphere where optical performance comes before price, resulting in lenses that satisfy the demands of discerning photographers.

Play with light as you explore the subtle aspects of beauty. An all-new, high-speed standard zoom lens with image stabilization.

Photographic artists have been waiting for a full-featured, constant-aperture zoom lens. The wait is over. The A007 is a high-quality, highly functional, high-speed standard zoom lens covering the 24‒70mm focal range*1. It includes both Tamron’s proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization to reduce shake and its USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor, enabling speedy, silent autofocusing. This SP (Super Performance) series lens makes full use of specialized glass elements in its lens layout, designed with top priority on image quality, including three LD elements and two XR (Extra Refractive Index) glasses. Tamron has minimized all types of chromatic aberration in the A007, making it a lens at the top of its class whether you use it on a digital APS-C, full-frame, or 35mm SLR camera. The A007’s F/2.8 aperture enables a balance between brilliant resolution and beautiful soft blur effects. This ideal lens makes full use of Tamron’s rounded diaphragm*2 and the uncontrived, artistic blur that it provides. It is also Tamron’s first lens to feature our new moisture-resistant construction. Portraits. Landscapes. Studio shoots. This is the lens for them all. Capture the finest details of your images in precisely the way you have always wanted to. Extend your art to the limits of your inspiration with the A007.

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70-300 VC USD Off

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70-300 VC USD On

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Tamron Di lenses designed for digital SLR cameras.

* Image stabilization is an integrated function of Sony Alpha-mount DSLRs and would conflict lens-based IS. Therefore, the Tamron VC function is omitted from models manufactured for Sony Alpha-mount DSLRs.

*1 With SLR cameras corresponding to APS-C, the angle of view based on 35mm equivalent focal length will range from 37mm to109mm.
*2 This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.

Recommended for Full-Frame and APS-C photographers who...

- Need a standard full-frame lens that offers a fast F/2.8 aperture for low/natural light shooting.
- Need the sharpness and low-light shooting potential afforded by Tri-axial VC.
- Demand optical performance and handling characteristics designed to meet the needs of professional and experienced non-professional photographers.

APSC 24mm APSC 50mm APSC 70mm

37mm on APS-C camera (35mm equivalent)

77mm on APS-C camera (35mm equivalent)

109mm on APS-C camera (35mm equivalent)

Tamron Di lenses designed for digital SLR cameras.

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Model A007
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 12/17
Angle of View (diagonal)

84°04’ -34°21’ (for full frame 35mm format cameras)

60°20’ -22°33’ (for APS-C format cameras)

Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F/22
Minimum Focus Distance 0.38m (15.0 in)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)
Filter Diameter ø82
Weight 825g (29.1 oz)*
Length * 108.5mm (4.3 in)*
Full Length ** 116.9mm (4.6 in)*

φ88.2mm (3.5 in)

Accessory Flower-shaped Lens hood
Mount Canon, Nikon, ++Sony A mount


24-70 MTF Chart

How to read the MTF charts

* Length means the size from the head of the barrel to the flange of the mount.
** Full Length means the size from the head of the barrel to the end of the lens.
† Length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount. Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc., may be changed without prior notice.
++ The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the body of Sony digital SLR cameras include image stabilization functionality.

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Termination notice of our offer of the complimentary “SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 for Tamron”

Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses.

Thank you for using Tamron products.  Since November 2012, we have included in the package of some Tamron products “SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 for Tamron,” a complimentary RAW processing software program exclusively for Tamron’s SP lens models.  We would like to inform our customers that this complimentary offer will be terminated as of June 30, 2016.

If you have already installed “SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 for Tamron,” you can continue using the software program.  We would like to inform our customers that any new installations of the program (including replacements of any personal computers for which installation and authentication is necessary) will only be possible until June 30, 2019.
* There are no plans for any additional data related to any cameras or lenses or for any version upgrades.

Starting on July 1, 2016, purchasing certain Tamron products will enable customers to buy “Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan” at a special price.

To our customers using the relevant Tamron products and/or SILKYPIX, we would cordially like to ask for your understanding.

Notice for the start of a special offer for Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan”*1

Thank you for using Tamron products.  On July 1, 2016, we will start a special offer for any customers purchasing any of the Tamron products listed below.  These customers will be able to buy “Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan”*1 at a special price.  Instructions will be included in the lens product package, so we would like to ask you to read the content for more details.

*1: Adobe Photoshop CC (advanced retouching and composition) and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC (photo management, correction, and RAW processing)

■ The products featuring this special offer:
SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016)
SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012)
SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013)
SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012)
SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007)
SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A009)
SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A011)
SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 VC USD (Model F004)
SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 VC USD (Model F017)

  • In case no such instructions are included in the package, even if you have purchased one of the products above on or after July 1, 2016, we would like to apologize for this inconvenience and would very much appreciate if you will be so kind as to email Customer Service (see below).  After checking the details, we will send you instructions for the special offer.  Please note that in cases where the data provided is inadequate in some way, we may not be able to send out the instructions.

Email: custserv@tamron.com

Remember to include the following:
First Name
Last Name
Serial number of the lens
Lens model (ex: 24-70, 70-200)
Lens mount
Date of Purchase
Phone number (in case we need to contact you for more information)

  • This is a special offer limited to relevant products purchased in the USA.


24-70 VC USD Catalog

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Charley Voorhis: (October 2013) video

IMPress Magazine: PDN PhotoPlus October 2013

Kevin Good: (September 2013) video

Shutter Magazine: (August 2013) video

Video Downloads with Professional Photographers that include tips and information for different shooting situations


Di II Tamron Di lenses designed for digital SLR cameras.
Low Dispersion

Super Performance for Discriminating Shooters
Tamron SP (Super Performance) series is a line of ultra-high-performance lenses designed and manufactured to the exacting specifications demanded by professionals and others who require the highest possible image quality. In creating SP lenses Tamron’s optical designers put their foremost priority on achieving superior performance parameters—they are all designed to a higher standard with little regard for cost constraints. As a result, Tamron lenses bearing the SP designation feature impressive and innovative designs that have established an enviable reputation for excellence among those knowledgeable photographers that demand the very best.

XR Glass

Special Glass for Better Performance and More Compact Lens Designs
XR (Extra Refractive Index) glass can bend light rays at steeper angles, thereby decreasing the physical length of the lens while enhancing imaging performance by minimizing optical aberrations. This has allowed Tamron to develop a line of shorter, smaller-diameter, lighter lenses without sacrificing lens speed, and actually upgrading image quality compared to older designs. XR glass is costlier than conventional glass but it yields enhanced optical power distribution, making possible many of the outstanding and innovative lens designs that bear the XR designation. XR glass, with its superior light-bending power, makes it possible to design a short-barrel lens with the same light-gathering ability (aperture value) as a long-barrel lens—even with a smaller lens diameter. By using this principle Tamron has been able to shorten the length of the entire optical system and produce lighter, more compact lenses of the same speed, and also to provide greater zoom ranges in lenses that are much more convenient to carry and hand-hold.


Tamron’s Unique State-of-the-Art In-Lens Image Stabilization System
Handheld camera shake is the leading cause of blurry and unsharp pictures. Several leading companies now make lenses with built-in optical image-stabilization systems that sense the amplitude and direction of the shake and compensate by moving optical groups within the lens. Tamron’s exclusive new Vibration Compensation (VC) system that’s built into the Tamron AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and the Tamron AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF) Macro lenses performs a similar function, but it executes it much more effectively due to its innovative breakthrough design.

Internal Focusing

Ultrasonic Silent Drive
Tamron’s USD works with the high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations that are produced by a ring called a ‘stator’. Energy from the vibrations is used to rotate an attached metallic ring known as the ‘rotor’. Piezoelectric ceramic, an element that produces ultrasonic vibrations when voltage of a specific frequency is applied is arranged in a ring formation on the stator. This electrode configuration of piezoelectric ceramic causes two ultrasonic vibrations to occur in the stator.

By effectively combining these two ultrasonic vibrations, it is possible to convert the energy from the vibrations that produced simple motion into energy known as ‘deflective traveling waves’, which then moves around the circumference (rotation direction) of the ring.

With the USD, the friction between these deflective traveling waves created on the metallic surface of the stator and the surface of the rotor produce force, causing the rotor to rotate. The focusing ring lens, which is linked to the rotor, is thus moved, creating a fast and smooth auto-focus drive.


Low Dispersion (LD) Glass for Greater Lens Sharpness
Low dispersion (LD) glass elements in a lens help reduce chromatic aberration; the tendency of light of different colors to come to different points of focus at the image plane. Chromatic aberration reduces the sharpness of an image, but glass with an extremely lowdispersion index, has less of a tendency to separate (defract) a ray of light into a rainbow of colors. This characteristic allows the lens designer to effectively compensate for chromatic aberration at the center of the field (on axis), a particular problem at long focal lengths (the telephoto end of the zoom range), and for lateral chromatic aberration (towards the edges of the field) that often occurs at short focal lengths (the wide-angle end of the zoom range.)

Reviews & Awards

Contrastly (October 2016)

American Photo's Pro Photo Daily (September 2016)

Kevin Good: (September 2013) video

Shutter Magazine: (August 2013) video

Shutterbug: (May 2013)

DPreview.com: (May 2013)

Popular Photography: (May 2013)

Outdoor Photographer (December 2012)

Digital Photo (December 2012)

PDN - Lens of the Year (December 2012)

Courtesy of Photoshop User (November 2012)

Popular Photography: Lens Test Report (August 2012)

Photo District News (July 2012)

The Phoblographer (June 2012)

Photo.net (June 2012)

Bob Atkins



EISA Award for SP 24-70mm Lens American Photo Editor's Choice Award Popular Photography Award
PDN Gear of the Year 2012 DPreview.com Gold Award Plus X Award



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Tamron USA, Inc., or its authorized agents, will not repair any product that is not an officially imported product and sold through an authorized Tamron USA dealer. In other words, there will be no authorized repair service under any circumstance for gray market products. In such a case, the user must return the product to the dealer at which it was purchased for unauthorized repair service.

Tamron USA, Inc. Six-Year Limited Warranty
(Six-Year Limited Warranty Valid in USA Only)

Only Tamron lenses imported officially by Tamron USA, Inc. and distributed by authorized Tamron USA, Inc. dealers carry a Six-Year Limited USA warranty.

Check Authenticity of Your Product:
You can check the authenticity of the product you have/plan to purchase by locating the silver hologram Tamron USA Authorized Dealer/Six-Year Warranty logo sticker on top of the lens box and/or by completing the Tamron Online Warranty Registration. You may also call Tamron at 1-800-827-8880 to verify the serial number.

Authorized Dealer Logo  Look for this logo. Dealers not authorized by Tamron USA, Inc. cannot offer any warranty and cannot use this logo. All authorized Tamron USA dealers are requested to place this logo on their website; however, some dealers, even if authorized, may not have the functionality to add this logo to their website. We highly recommend that you check with the dealer or Tamron USA, Inc. to determine whether the dealer is authorized. You can find a list of authorized Tamron USA dealers by clicking here or by calling 1-800-827-8880.

[Print a copy of this Tamron USA, Inc. Six-Year Limited Warranty Statement]

The limited warranty set forth below is provided by Tamron USA, Inc. and is applicable to new Tamron Photographic Lenses purchased in the USA through an authorized dealer. Open box sales or used equipment do not apply. The Warranty shall not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser of the lens or the person for whom the lens was purchased as a gift. This Warranty is valid only in the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii, and is valid only upon presentation of a valid proof of purchase from an authorized Tamron dealer (valid proof of purchase must be a dated bill of sale that includes price, model and serial number of lens and/or when fully completing Tamron's Online Warranty Registration at www.tamron-usa.com).

This Tamron lens is warranted against defective materials or workmanship for Six Years from the date of original purchase, and is limited to repair, adjustment and/or replacement of defective parts. This Warranty covers all defects encountered in normal use of the lens. This Limited Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear such as scratches, etc.

This Warranty does not apply to defects due to abuse, mishandling, tampering or removal of serial number, repair by a non-authorized agent, unsuitable storage, transport damage, sand damage, liquid damage, fungus damage, impact damage, or tampering.

This Warranty also does not cover defects due to the use of accessories, attachments, product supplies, parts or devices that do not conform to Tamron specifications. This Warranty does not cover lenses that have been serviced or modified by anyone other than Authorized Tamron Service Agents.

This Warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.


Warranty Claim Instruction:
While the lens is under the term of this warranty, if you have a claim, please return the lens to the dealer where you purchased it. If that is not possible, return it to Tamron USA, Inc., New York. Include with the lens proof of purchase from an authorized Tamron dealer (valid proof of purchase must be a dated bill of sale that includes price, model and serial number of lens and/or warranty registration ID number assigned upon completion of Tamron's Online Warranty Registration at www.tamron-usa.com) and a description of the defect claimed. If you have an online warranty registration ID number, please include that number in your description. If Tamron determines your lens to be defective, we will repair or replace it at NO CHARGE.

If you would like to send in your lens for repair service, please include the “equipment repair form”, and also include a copy of your sales receipt or your warranty confirmation number. If we determine that the warranty has been voided, we will notify you and give you a cost estimate. Please DO NOT include filters, hoods, or other accessories besides the front cap & rear cap. Please do not send your product box. Instead, we recommend wrapping your lens very well in several layers of bubble wrap so that it fits tightly and securely in your shipping box. You are responsible for the cost of shipping the lens to us for service, and we will cover the cost of returning the lens to you within the United States (we are not responsible for international shipping charges, duties, fees, etc.).

The Risk of Purchasing Gray Market Products:
In looking for our products, you may find that products not supplied through our regular channel are sold in your market. Such products are generally called "gray-market products" and may involve quality problems.

Interchangeable lenses are precision optical and mechanical products. Therefore, if handling during transportation or storage is not adequate, defects or malfunctions may occur. As for our products supplied through our regular distribution channel, meticulous care is taken in transportation and storage in order to ensure quality protection. However, in the case of gray-market products, it is more likely that they are handled inadequately during transportation or storage; are exposed to undesirable conditions such as high temperatures, vibration, shock, high humidity, dust, dirt and so on; or that they have been mixed up with used products since they are not under our strict control. Therefore, we are unable to warrant the quality of gray-market products.

Always look for Tamron products that are supplied through our authorized distribution channel. By purchasing Tamron products from an authorized dealer, you can ensure the quality of the product, which will be also covered by Tamron USA's Six-Year Limited Warranty, the only warranty accepted by Tamron USA, Inc. in the USA as of October 1, 2007. To find an authorized Tamron dealer near you, please click here.

If you have any question as to the authenticity of a dealer or product, please do not hesitate to contact our Service Department at 1-800-827-8880, Option 1, to discuss your impending purchase.

Online Warranty Registration:
Registration provides the following benefits: Instant serial number verification to insure that you have purchased a Tamron USA imported lens with 6-Year Limited USA Warranty and eligibility for any qualifying rebate; Access to product information in the event of loss or theft; Personal support if service is ever required; Priority contact in the rare event we discover an issue with the product; Invitations to local workshops, seminars and sales events; Subscription to the quarterly Tamron Viewfinder PDF newsletter; and Exclusive promotional offers.

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