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Should I sell my 85 f/1.8 and Tamron 28-70 f/2.8 to fund a BRICK 24-70L ?

 
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Oct 09, 2010 19:08 |  #31

ToddR wrote in post #11064380 (external link)
Good grief, you guys have sort of put me off the 24-70. I've been contemplating it or the 24-105.

I already have the Tamron 28-75. Apparently I wouldn't gain much image quality, eh?

You can do what I did - buy one used, use it for a month and sell it if you don't like it. But don't go for the cheapest one, they are cheap for a reason and you may not be able to turely experience a good copy of that lens. I tried 3 copies. :rolleyes:




  
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Oct 09, 2010 22:44 |  #32

Sounds like a lot of people have problems with getting crappy copies of the Tamrons. The review on the digital picture had 2 accounts of the same problem of bad copies.

Hmmmm makes buying a Tamron harder for me, maybe the extra $ for the Canon really is worth it......

Not quite sure, just me thinking outloud.


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Oct 09, 2010 22:52 |  #33

The Canon has not been stellar in the QC department, either.

I must admit I had to send mine in to Tamron for a halation problem that showed itself at 70mm/f2.8

Got it back in 2 weeks and it's been stellar, since. That was 2 years ago.


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Oct 10, 2010 02:10 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #34

I would lose the 50 1.8 and keep the 85 1.8...that is what I did. I was never impressed with the 50 1.8, but the 85 1.8 is a keeper. I have had mine since 96.


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Oct 10, 2010 02:12 |  #35

Frogday wrote in post #11067118 (external link)
I would lose the 50 1.8 and keep the 85 1.8...that is what I did. I was never impressed with the 50 1.8, but the 85 1.8 is a keeper. I have had mine since 96.

No matter what other lenses I am taking with me, even if its just one, ANYWHERE I am going, I always drop the 50 in a little pocket or even carry it in my pants pocket. I NEVER go anywhere without it. It is so cheap, small and light, its injustice to not bring it along.


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Oct 16, 2010 08:48 |  #36

ToddR wrote in post #11064380 (external link)
Good grief, you guys have sort of put me off the 24-70. I've been contemplating it or the 24-105.

I already have the Tamron 28-75. Apparently I wouldn't gain much image quality, eh?

i also have the tamron and was thinking of getting either the 24-105 or the 24-70.
i even thought about the sigma 24-70 ex dg hsm but don't know what to do now


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Oct 16, 2010 08:57 |  #37

I would not.

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Oct 16, 2010 10:40 |  #38

steunited wrote in post #11107591 (external link)
i also have the tamron and was thinking of getting either the 24-105 or the 24-70.
i even thought about the sigma 24-70 ex dg hsm but don't know what to do now

How about doing nothing.


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Oct 16, 2010 11:45 |  #39

I think the biggest difference I saw between my tamron 28-70mm f/2.8 and Canon 24-70 f/2.8 was the colors. Followed by the contrast. Sharpness is about the same. I've heard people complain that the tamron wasn't sharp until after f/4, but I must have had a great copy because mine was sharp wide open. The canon I bought is also sharp wide open. I think that with zooms it is harder to find nice copies than with primes. There are always going to be bad copies, and people who get these bad copies are going to speak out. I actually like to buy used equipment and ask for sample shots. If it doesn't look great than don't buy it, and if they don't have sample shots posted, be cautious.
Oh and the USM focus is much better.


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Oct 16, 2010 17:38 |  #40

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I think the biggest difference I saw between my tamron 28-70mm f/2.8 and Canon 24-70 f/2.8 was the colors. Followed by the contrast.

Can you describe the difference some more?


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Oct 18, 2010 10:21 |  #41

i had a tamron 28-75...nifty lil lens i tell you...but i did sell the lens to move up to 24-105L.

the pros for me were
1) longer focal length
2) IS
3) Weather sealing
4) lighter and smaller

i found myself asking for more light in dim situations where i needed more than f/4 that even 2.8 wasnt good enough...for those times a healthy dose of flash was the answer


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Oct 18, 2010 10:36 |  #42

The 24/105 is heavier and bigger than the 28-75.


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Oct 18, 2010 10:42 |  #43

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I think the biggest difference I saw between my tamron 28-70mm f/2.8 and Canon 24-70 f/2.8 was the colors. Followed by the contrast. Sharpness is about the same.

Never shot the Canon but....

I tested my Tamron 28-75 against a CZ 28/2.8 at f8.
I dare say that the micro contrast was better on the Tamron. Color, the Tamron might be a bit cooler than a Canon, and does not take a back seat to the CZ (the Tamron is slightly more saturated).
I was suprised, when put head to head, The Tamron is so good, or the CZ is not as good ;-)a The CZ has better corners. Test was done on a 5DII.


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Oct 18, 2010 11:37 |  #44

Personally I wouldn't give up two lenses for the brick.
I had the tamron 28-75 for a while and loved it, if I didn't get a great offer from this guys who sold me his brand new 24-105 kitlens, I would still be using it.


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Oct 18, 2010 11:40 |  #45

What about the Sigma 24-70 f/2.8? I am considering giving up the Tamron 28-75 for the Sigma. I think I would prefer the wider end of the Sigma. I am not sure though. The Tamron receives such rave reviews, and Sigma can be spotty sometimes.


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