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Old 25th of September 2013 (Wed)   #1
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Default Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC

I think I am going to get the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 for my 7d for indoor and evening/low light shots...will I be happy?
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Old 25th of September 2013 (Wed)   #2
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Yes.
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Yes.
As long as he doesn't upgrade the 7D to a 6D? ;p
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Old 25th of September 2013 (Wed)   #4
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As long as he doesn't upgrade the 7D to a 6D? ;p
What happens if I upgrade to the 6D?
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Old 25th of September 2013 (Wed)   #5
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What happens if I upgrade to the 6D?
You lose decent AF, trip over a stone and loose a tooth.
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Old 26th of September 2013 (Thu)   #6
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You lose decent AF, trip over a stone and loose a tooth.
I'll stick with the 7d
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Default Re: Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC

I just bought this lens 2 days ago and I'm very impressed so far. I normally shoot portraits, but took hat I could get and shot my daughter's soccer game. Cloudy day due to storms rolling in.

Soccer with the Tammy 70-200
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I just bought this lens 2 days ago and I'm very impressed so far. I normally shoot portraits, but took hat I could get and shot my daughter's soccer game. Cloudy day due to storms rolling in.

Soccer with the Tammy 70-200
Looking at your photos you had it in AV I'm assuming with it set to F8 and ISO 200 and you let the shutter adjust as needed.

Is there any reason why? at F8 this lens is softer then it is at F4. You have a 1/8000 capable shutter so why not stick to 3.2 to give a better background blur subject isolation.

I could understand if you wanted alot in focus. But at F8 it doesn't really give anything about the Tamron's tracking capability. Too much in focus. Next time go out and shoot at 2.8-3.2 and see if it has any tracking issues.
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I want to try the entire range on the lens, not just wide open, or almost WO. Wasn't in it to just have one person in focus, as I would in normal portraits
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I want to try the entire range on the lens, not just wide open, or almost WO. Wasn't in it to just have one person in focus, as I would in normal portraits
Thats fine, now update your sig!
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Default Re: Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC

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You lose decent AF, trip over a stone and loose a tooth.
Depending on what he shoots i have to disagree. As long as he doesnt need it for fast action, the center point of the 6D is very capable! And i dont want to talk about low light performance
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I want to try the entire range on the lens, not just wide open, or almost WO. Wasn't in it to just have one person in focus, as I would in normal portraits
At f2.8 200mm with a subject distance of 100 feet, your depth of focus is 8 feet which is plenty to get a group of kids in focus. When I shoot sports, I want to isolate the subject. If you have everything in focus, it's just information overload and makes the photo less interesting. Using f8 here with that framing gives you the background spectators, parking lot, pavilion buildings, neighboring farm houses all in focus. Unless you wanted the farm houses in focus too, I would have used 2.8-4.0.
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I think I am going to get the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 for my 7d for indoor and evening/low light shots...will I be happy?
Did you get it yet?

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Default Re: Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC

just got both camera and lens, so give a guy a break
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