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Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD

 
mnphotos
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Jul 02, 2013 16:32 |  #2596

marsaz wrote in post #16083032external link
Hello guys,

I hope this question fits in the thread.
Would you recommend this lens over Canon 70-200 f4 NON IS ?
I sold my 55-250IS because i wanted something sharper and faster but after that I got canon's 28 1.8 and 85 1.8 primes (i love them) and now I can't really afford 70-200 f2.8 lenses and not sure if I can justify spending that money on a hobby. I also don't think going back to 55-250 would be an option.

I'm looking for a longer lens to use for motorsports and sometimes portrait photography. Here where I live a used 70-200 f4 non IS costs around the same as new Tamron 70-300VC.

Which one would you get? :)

I don't know where you live but in the US the Canon cost $630 and the Tamron $350 so to me it's an easy decision. The Tamron is a hell of a deal at that price. I think it's a real gem for what it costs.




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Jul 02, 2013 19:38 |  #2597

First attempts at BBF and AI SERVO - Ducks and moon SOOF, blackbird is cropped

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Canon 7D 50D 40D(X-2) -Gripped, 600D T3I -Gripped, Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC, Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD, Tamron 90mm Macro, YN565EX Flash,YN-622C trigs

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Jul 02, 2013 23:09 |  #2598

marsaz wrote in post #16083032 (external link)
I'm looking for a longer lens to use for motorsports and sometimes portrait photography. Here where I live a used 70-200 f4 non IS costs around the same as new Tamron 70-300VC.

Which one would you get? :)

Motorsports images from a Tamron 70-300mm vibration control lens.

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If you can track the subject and push the shutter button at the best moment, the Tamron lens will correctly capture the desired image, as shown above. There is no reason to be insecure about the lens.



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marsaz
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Jul 03, 2013 00:21 |  #2599

mnphotos wrote in post #16085293external link
I don't know where you live but in the US the Canon cost $630 and the Tamron $350 so to me it's an easy decision. The Tamron is a hell of a deal at that price. I think it's a real gem for what it costs.

A used 70-200 f4 costs about the same as a new Tamron :) Sure, new Canon is almost twice the price but you can get a solid used copy.

Canon's AF and glass quality is great but the Tamron has more reach and VC. I'm very torn between the two.

DC fan > thanks for motorsport samples, nice pictures :)


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mzondeki
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Jul 03, 2013 01:11 |  #2600

I sold my 70-200 F4 L IS ($900), in favor of Tamron 70-300 VC ($350)+ extra cash . Never regretted . Very difficult to differentiate IQ between the two. VC is fantastic.


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UK-Mark
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Jul 03, 2013 03:39 as a reply to mzondeki's post |  #2601

Just bought this lens and thought i would try it out on a visit to a wildlife park, seems a great lens for the money - the VC is very good.

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mnphotos
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Jul 03, 2013 09:00 |  #2602

marsaz wrote in post #16086338external link
A used 70-200 f4 costs about the same as a new Tamron :) Sure, new Canon is almost twice the price but you can get a solid used copy.

Canon's AF and glass quality is great but the Tamron has more reach and VC. I'm very torn between the two.

DC fan > thanks for motorsport samples, nice pictures :)

Sorry about that. I missed the part where you were looking at a used Canon, not new. :oops:




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Jul 03, 2013 15:59 as a reply to mnphotos's post |  #2603

Rabbit in the Backyard

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T3 gripped / Tamron 17-50 2.8 / Tamron 70-300 VC / Rokinon 8mm fisheye / Canon 430EXII Flash
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Nighthawk93
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Jul 03, 2013 20:49 |  #2604

UK-Mark wrote in post #16086628 (external link)
Just bought this lens and thought i would try it out on a visit to a wildlife park, seems a great lens for the money - the VC is very good.

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Are those straight out of camera of some lightning done ?


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TAMRON 24-70mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD

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UK-Mark
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Jul 04, 2013 05:26 |  #2605

Nighthawk93 wrote in post #16089162external link
Are those straight out of camera of some lightning done ?

The RAW images had a very slight sharpening applied before converting to JPG, other than that they are pretty much how they were taken.


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Jul 04, 2013 11:31 |  #2606

Beautiful shots guys. DC I can't see most of your images from 1-3 years ago, weird. Got mine Tues. can't wait to go shoot some.


Cameras: Fuji S3(SOLD)/Nikon D70s(SOLD)/:D1DM2!
Lens: Nikon/Zeiss/Canon 80-200 2.8L:D/17-40L(Sold to get 1D MK II:()/85 1.8/Sigma 30 1.4/Tamron 28-75 2.8:DDestroyed by Sandy.:cry:Except my Canon 30D/50 1.8/28-105mm 3.5/Tamron 70-300VC/MF Adaptall-2 SP 90mm 2.5/MF Vivitar Series 1 85mm 1.4

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Jul 06, 2013 05:22 |  #2607

Wandered down to the local level crossing the other evening to see what was passing by.

Mostly trains, as it turns out.

209mm, f/6.3, 1/60s

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209mm, f/6.3, 1/40s
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Canon EOS 60D :: Canon EOS 7D :: Canon EOS 10 :: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM :: Manual-focus Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM :: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

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Jul 06, 2013 06:04 |  #2608

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7D ~ Canon 50mm f/1.8 ~ Sigma 17 - 50mm f/2.8 ~ Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6
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Nighthawk93
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Jul 06, 2013 23:23 |  #2609

Great pictures Astrelis ! They look like Pro 5000 dollars shot ! )


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Jul 07, 2013 03:01 |  #2610

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