Head to Head Lens Review: Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II USM vs Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC USD

This in-depth head to head video comparison by photographer Matthew Gore (from lightandmatter) examines the differences between the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC USD and the or the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II USM. The review covers build quality, AF, Image stabilization and of course image quality (both sharpness and resolution).

So which one is the clear winner? Gore concludes that both lenses did very well with a small advantage in sharpness for the Canon but on the other hand the Tamron does have image stabilization which the Canon lacks. At the end of the day for many people it all boils down to money and while you can find the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II USM for around $2300 (currently at B&H), the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC USD cost significantly less (currently going $1300 at B&H).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


  1. The Tamron 24-70 DIVC (about $1299.00) is good and now I hear Sigma has a 24-70mm OSHM out (2017) that is awesome but I haven’t tried it.

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