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Tamron 28-75 2.8 -vs- Canon 15-85mm

 
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May 05, 2011 17:10 |  #1

How does the Tamron lens stack up against the Canon lens? Mostly in regards to image quality (sharpness, saturation, etc). Also, does the fixed 2.8 on that lens make a significant difference, in comparison, to low light shooting and background blur?

In short, is the Tammy a better portrait lens?

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May 05, 2011 18:49 |  #2

For portraits, the Tammy for the constant f2.8. For everything else, the 15-85 for it's range and IS.




  
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May 05, 2011 19:10 |  #3

crn3371 wrote in post #12354945 (external link)
For portraits, the Tammy for the constant f2.8. For everything else, the 15-85 for it's range and IS.

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May 05, 2011 19:33 |  #4

crn3371 wrote in post #12354945 (external link)
For portraits, the Tammy for the constant f2.8. For everything else, the 15-85 for it's range and IS.

This! Indoors my Sig30 lives on my camera, but otherwise the 15-85 is it.


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May 05, 2011 19:50 |  #5

Ralph III wrote in post #12354390 (external link)
How does the Tamron lens stack up against the Canon lens? Mostly in regards to image quality (sharpness, saturation, etc). Also, does the fixed 2.8 on that lens make a significant difference, in comparison, to low light shooting and background blur?

f/2.8 is obviously two stops faster than f/5.6...That's ISO400 vs. ISO1600, or 1/400s vs. 1/100s.... :D

Would you rather be shooting at ISO400 or ISO1600? :cool:




  
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