If you’ve been thinking about getting a fast zoom lens, now’s a great time to get an even sweeter deal on Tamron’s (already reasonably-priced) professional grade SP line. Now through October 31, 2013, Tamron is offering rebates of up to $100 on several of their highly-rated f/2.8 lenses, including the excellent SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD.
Here are the lenses with $100 savings:
SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD: Reg. $1299 – $100 Rebate = $1199 final price.
SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD: Reg. $1499 – $100 Rebate = $1399 final price.
SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC Macro USD: Reg. $749 – $100 Rebate = $649 final price.
SP 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD: Reg. $449 – $100 Rebate = $349 final price.
The SP 24-70mm f/2.8 is particularly alluring–at $1199 it is better than half the cost of Canon’s L series lens in the same focal length and speed . . . but this lens includes Tamron’s very good Vibration Compensation (VC) system, which the Canon does not.
The SP 24-70mm f/28 Di VC also received great reviews during Photozone’s reputable tests, receiving their “Highly Recommended” rating. Photozone stated that the “resolution characteristic is almost flawless” with excellent center resolution from f/2.8 to f/8.
DPReview.com was “extremely impressed” with the SP 24-70mm and gave the lens it’s prestigious Gold Award!
Several lenses are also available with decent $50 savings:
SP 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II VC: Reg. $649 – $50 Rebate = $599 final price.
SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II: Reg. $499 – $50 Rebate = $449 final price.
Call your Tamron dealer for rebate forms or click here.
*Note that these are not instant rebates, so in most cases the regular prices are listed online.