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24-70 2.8 L canon vs sigma vs tamron

 
umphotography
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Jan 06, 2018 19:19 |  #16

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I doubt you can tell the difference in photos from the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens vs ones from the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens. However, your bank account will. ;-)a


Flat out 1000% wrong

Start cropping.

Tamron files completely fall apart at 100%. Its not even remotely in the same league as the version 2 24-70.

Get in a dark room and try to lock focus. Dare ya

Tamron is miserable to use


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Jan 06, 2018 19:30 |  #17

purchased the canon today. used greentoe and got it for $1459 to my door. we looked and tried the tamron, it was going to cost us $1302, figured for $150 would go with canon, I do appreciate all comments, and I am sure the tamron would have been great, but...
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Jan 09, 2018 04:42 as a reply to dansmail26's post |  #18

Congrats on the purchase! Interestingly enough, that's exactly how I bought mine a couple weeks back. Greentoe is awesome :-)

It's a good thing that we got while the getting was good, as the street prices of the 24-70 II jumped up this past weekend.


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Jan 09, 2018 07:24 as a reply to MatthewK's post |  #19

Wow, I put the offer in Saturday and they countered right away. Will be delivered tomnorrow!


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Jan 09, 2018 09:17 |  #20

umphotography wrote in post #18535185 (external link)
Flat out 1000% wrong

Start cropping.

Tamron files completely fall apart at 100%. Its not even remotely in the same league as the version 2 24-70.

Get in a dark room and try to lock focus. Dare ya

Tamron is miserable to use

I've have actually owned both. That simply isn't true. Wow...talk about bias! Can you point to collaborating professional reviews?


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Jan 09, 2018 14:45 as a reply to SixDeeFan's post |  #21

I almost bought the Tamron but with tax it would have been $1300, for another $150 I bought the Canon. Just thought the Canon was more of a sure thing, but the Tamron was very tempting especially with the is and 6 year warranty. The downside was that if we didn't like it the camera shop would give money back minus 15%, or full value back in store credit - but there the Canon lens would have been almost $1800...


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Jan 11, 2018 20:05 |  #22

I have the Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC 2nd gen and have used the canon 24-70 beside it at a wedding. I will say if you are peeping the 24-70 comes out sharper. It won’t be noticeable by most but it is sharper. My lens seems to be an excellent copy and the IQ is great. I jumped on the opportunity to buy the Tamron from a Canada seller for $700 and added an extended 7 year transferable warranty for $30. I have heard the horror stories of grey market so if something goes wrong under warranty I ship to him and he sends to Tamron Canada for me. I believe I will eventually jump to the canon. Maybe.


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Jan 11, 2018 21:54 as a reply to shaunmcfd's post |  #23

you got a great deal!


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Jan 11, 2018 22:37 |  #24

When it comes to Tamron vs Canon, I would say that Tamron is great for sharpness and an overall value. However, when I was shopping for the 24-70mm 2.8mm lens, I did find some main aspects that weighed towards Canon. The Tamron does have good sharpness and AF, as well as VC. But what sold me on the 20-70mm 2.8LII was the overall contrast and sharpness. At this range, IS isn't needed, and the Canon L lenses have some great contrast colors (A/B ing equivalents, I found comparable Tamrons would have warmer and monochromatic shadows vs equivalent Canon lenses).


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