Shooting video with our digital cameras is becoming HUGE. With all the new technology pouring in especially in sensor design, we are finding ourselves in a world where virtually any lighting environment is in play. The newest generation of CMOS chips are pulling off outstanding quality when set to be uber-sensitive to limited light.
Add the ability to swap optics for composition and even more light gathering, and suddenly we’re running around town at night shooting stellar video. Advancements in audio monitoring like the simple addition of a headphone jack have made DLSRs popular “B” cameras for documentarians and smaller budget film makers. In fact, the small size has made these rigs the “go-to” setup for travel, food and extreme sports documentarians. Think of shows like Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and the opening sequence to Saturday Night Live. These were all shot with DSLRs.
But still there has been this huge gap left open in the immense selection of lenses out there. Nobody has made a fast standard zoom with a stabilizer, leaving us to deal with all manners of contraptions to attempt to keep a steady hand held shot from 24-70mm with an f/2.8 aperture. That is nobody until now! And the company to lead us to salvation wasn’t Nikon or Canon. The company who is leading us to this promised land specializes only in optics. That company is Tamron, and this is the SP 24-70mm f/2.8 USD VC. Check out this video tour of the tech and applications for this lens
Click on this link to see Tamron’s super cool online thingy that shows how their Vibration Compensation works.
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