The 24-70mm lens from Tamron covers an extremely popular zoom range, and features a bright maximum aperture to boot. Tamron's 24-70mm option stands out as it features Vibration Compensation technology, something which lenses of this zoom range from competing companies lack.
1/160 sec | f/4.0 | 70.0 mm | ISO 50
As well as VC to help minimise camera shake at low shutter speeds, this lens has an ultrasonic focusing motor, allowing quick and silent focus. It's available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts, making it usable for the vast majority of DSLR photographers.
This lens performs really well, with sharpness in the centre of the frame at 24mm and maximum aperture approaching excellent levels. Zooming in also produces very good clarity of images.
Distortion is kept very low throughout the zoom range | 1/400 sec | f/8.0 | 35.0 mm | ISO 100
This is an extremely versatile lens, ideal for a wide range of photography ventures. It shines at portrait, landscape and close-up photography, it's wide aperture allowing you to achieve lovely blurred backgrounds in images using a shallow depth of field.
Out of focus highlights are rendered neutrally | 1/500 sec | f/2.8 | 56.0 mm | ISO 100
Overall, this lens will be an ideal one for the photographer that wants a lens that will cover pretty much everything when they head out, without having to take other lenses with you. Ideal for an outdoor photography walk, this lens will allow your to capture landscapes, close-up images and portraits of the people you're with, producing excellent results. It has a moisture resistant construction, meaning there's no need to worry if you get caught in a light rain shower.
Read the full ePHOTOzine review of this lens here.