News

May 30, 2012
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Introducing the world's first*1 full-size, high-speed standard zoom
with built-in image stabilization
SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) for Nikon mount to be
introduced first in Japan and then elsewhere

May 30, 2012, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the launch of the world's first*1 full-size, high-speed standard zoom lens designed exclusively for Nikon mount and equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*2, with resolution at the top of its class.

The SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007) for Nikon will be first released in Japan on June 2, 2012 and subsequently elsewhere.

Product Name Date of Launch (in Japan)
SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD
(Model A007)
for Nikon
June 2, 2012

*1 For high-speed standard zoom lens compatible with full frame size SLR cameras. Current as of May 30, 2012. (Source: Tamron)
*2 USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron's proprietary ultrasonic motor drive.

Compatible Mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony
The Nikon mount model will be first released in Japan on June 2, 2012 and subsequently elsewhere. The Canon mount is now on sale, and the sales date of the Sony compatible mount model will be announced later. The Sony mount model does not include VC because the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilization functionality. The product name for Sony cameras is "SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di USD" without the VC designation.