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mrfourcows
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Aug 11, 2009 10:18 |  #1

this used to be a popular lens back in the day, rivaling the ef 28-135mm IS USM before the 24-105L and all the aps-c designed lenses came along.

sadly, it has now been discontinued. here are a couple of samples of the old veteran:

@ 135mm, f/5.6:

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/3212135563_d828798346_b.jpg

@ 135mm, f/8:
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3560/3302892627_3c71bb9336_b.jpg

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Aug 12, 2009 16:24 |  #2

Nice lens. My Tamrons are workhorses.


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Canon: 40D, 16-35L, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.8, 100mm f/2.0, 75-300mm IS, 35-350L :cool:, 135mm f/2.0L, Pro9000 .
Sigma: 70-200mm f/2.8; Alien Bees: B1600
Tamron: 17-50mm, 28-75mm, 90mm fMacro,

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Oct 01, 2010 17:32 |  #3

I just picked up a used Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for $125. I read the reviews on FM and decided to give it a try before spending lots more on the 24-105L or something else. I've owned the Canon 28-135mm IS lens but didn't think that much of it. It was ok but nothing special and I didn't have much use for it at the time.

I've only had the Tamron lens for a day and only shot about 30 test shots with it, but it seems pretty sharp. At f/3.5 it's rather soft, but by f/4.5 it gets sharp in the center and seems better than my old Canon 24-85mm for sure. At 135mm and f/5.6 (wide open at this length) I was very surprised at how sharp this lens is. I'll try to post some shots soon, but for $125 this lens seems like a bargain.

EDIT: There's a review of this lens here:
http://www.photozone.d​e ...p-lab-test-report--reviewexternal link


Paul

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weedeath
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Sep 18, 2011 17:02 |  #4

IMAGE: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6192/6159953169_164d7a46c4.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: http://www.flickr.com .../57766521@N05/61599​53169/] (external link)
Phalaenopsis (external link) by weedeath (external link), on Flickr

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Oct 25, 2011 17:45 |  #5

IMAGE: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6231/6348234673_2bc0063c02_b.jpg
[IMAGE'S LINK: http://www.flickr.com .../57766521@N05/63482​34673/] (external link)
Dancing Smoke (external link) by weedeath (external link), on Flickr

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