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Jan 10, 2011 17:31 |  #16

Thanks for chimeing in, booja. Did you use those on FF or crop? In any case I'm already set on the tammy :) Everyone seems to praise it and if it's anything like the 17-50 F2.8 non-VC on my buddy's 7D I think I'm gonna join the tammy fan club ;)


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Jan 10, 2011 19:34 |  #17

good choice on the tammy.

i used them all on FF. i really like the tamron lens. im mainly a prime lens user but wanted a useful mid range zoom for the days i want to carry only one lens. and the tamron was it. i couldnt justify getting the 24-70L again and spending that much for a lens that i would hardly use.

my 35L and 85L pretty much stay on the camera




  
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Jan 10, 2011 20:39 |  #18

+1 for Tamron 28-75 2.8.

I've said it before and I'll say it yet again: I have L glass in every other focal range I use except this one...it's that good.

With that said, I'd love to see them release a ring-AF version (they call theirs USD), perhaps with VC.




  
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Jan 10, 2011 22:58 |  #19

dmnelson wrote in post #11612731 (external link)
If they were getting the 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 to put on a 5d2, then yeah, I'd say it's time to put on the skids and reconsider priorities. :)

Why? I have the 28-105 USM II version, and use it all the time on my 5DII now. No discernible difference between it, and the 24-105 I recently sold. A lens doesn't need to have a high sale price and a red ring on the end in order to take great photos.




  
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Jan 10, 2011 23:49 as a reply to  @ adamo99's post |  #20

adamo99, you're preaching to the choir about not needing to spend a fortune to get good images. After all I was one of the people recommending the Tamron over an L.

That said, I owned the 28-105 and my experience led me to see it as more of a starter lens that I wouldn't expect to see paired with a high-end camera like yours. I did not know you have that combo and was not trying to pick on you.

I'm not saying you can't get good images without expensive glass, but the general rule is to upgrade lenses before getting a top-of-the-line body. If your camera body cost 10x as much as your standard lens then you're taking a very different approach.


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Jan 11, 2011 04:59 |  #21

booja, it's kind of the same with me.. I use primes mostly but would like to have the convenience of a zoom when I don't wanna pack more than 1 lens.

housejacket, I'd love to see a USD VC (correctly implemented this time) version of the tamron. If they could make it 24mm on the wide side as well that would be one heck of a lens, I imagine it would still be smaller and lighter than the canon with tamron's XR technology.


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Jan 11, 2011 08:05 |  #22

If you can live with stop-down metering and manual focus, the IQ of the Contax (Zeiss) 35-70mm is hard to beat. It really is prime-like as reported. Micro focus and color saturation is outstanding. On full frame, center and edge sharpness beat my EF 24-105mm (and it's a good copy). A bargain at $350-$450 used. It may be a half-stop slow for you at a constant 3.4, though.




  
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Jan 11, 2011 08:29 |  #23

Yes, the Tamron 28-75 is a wonderful choice.


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Jan 11, 2011 08:30 |  #24

I also have and love the C/Y Zeiss 35-70/3.4. But, have trouble telling anyone not fully into MF lenses to get one. It is hard to operate and focus correctly - for most people.


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Jan 11, 2011 09:05 |  #25

chas1113 wrote in post #11616805 (external link)
If you can live with stop-down metering and manual focus, the IQ of the Contax (Zeiss) 35-70mm is hard to beat. It really is prime-like as reported. Micro focus and color saturation is outstanding. On full frame, center and edge sharpness beat my EF 24-105mm (and it's a good copy). A bargain at $350-$450 used. It may be a half-stop slow for you at a constant 3.4, though.

I wish I knew local people who used some of this legendary Zeiss glass. I'm always hearing it discussed as if it's the holy grail of lenses on these forums but I have never had an opportunity to try one of them. I really want to. :)


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Jan 11, 2011 09:31 |  #26

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booja, it's kind of the same with me.. I use primes mostly but would like to have the convenience of a zoom when I don't wanna pack more than 1 lens.

housejacket, I'd love to see a USD VC (correctly implemented this time) version of the tamron. If they could make it 24mm on the wide side as well that would be one heck of a lens, I imagine it would still be smaller and lighter than the canon with tamron's XR technology.

But much heavier compare to existing lens and twice more expensive.


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Jan 11, 2011 10:04 |  #27

50mm and zoom with your feet


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Jan 11, 2011 12:08 |  #28

It is hard to beat Tamron 28-75mm on FF for the price you pay.
I have gotten some very good results from it.


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Jan 11, 2011 13:19 |  #29

chas1113 wrote in post #11616805 (external link)
If you can live with stop-down metering and manual focus, the IQ of the Contax (Zeiss) 35-70mm is hard to beat. It really is prime-like as reported. Micro focus and color saturation is outstanding. On full frame, center and edge sharpness beat my EF 24-105mm (and it's a good copy). A bargain at $350-$450 used. It may be a half-stop slow for you at a constant 3.4, though.

gasrocks wrote in post #11616906 (external link)
I also have and love the C/Y Zeiss 35-70/3.4. But, have trouble telling anyone not fully into MF lenses to get one. It is hard to operate and focus correctly - for most people.

I have heard it's a very good lens, but I don't think I'm experienced enough with MF to be able to operate it optimally for the quality it provides. And I do need a bit wider for my type of shooting.

kf095 wrote in post #11617212 (external link)
But much heavier compare to existing lens and twice more expensive.

I'm almost sure it would still be smaller and lighter than the 24-70L, and if they kept the same optical quality, I would indeed pay 2 times the price of the 28-75.

bufferbure1 wrote in post #11617405 (external link)
50mm and zoom with your feet

As I said I need wider, I already have a 50 F1.8 and I'm gonna buy a Zeiss Planar 50 F1.4. But sometimes you just cannot back off any more and I'm not really a pano shooter either.

Pasukun wrote in post #11618265 (external link)
It is hard to beat Tamron 28-75mm on FF for the price you pay.
I have gotten some very good results from it.

I hear you, I'm already set on the tammy ;) In the end of the week I'm gonna go and try 2-3 copies in the local store and choose the best apparently :)


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Jan 11, 2011 13:24 |  #30

Tamron 28-75mm has my vote also, new for less than $500 and used in classified section here can be bought for less than $400, how can you go wrong with that price and performance?


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