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May 03, 2012 16:33 |  #1351

If you wanna call that a review... ;) A couple shots of brick wall and report from Captain Obvious.


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May 03, 2012 16:39 |  #1352

Their conclusion looks to be meaningfully different from the others I have seen in this forum and elsewhere re: sharpness.


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May 03, 2012 16:42 |  #1353

bomzai wrote in post #14374835 (external link)
If you wanna call that a review... ;) A couple shots of brick wall and report from Captain Obvious.

I keep hearing this noise under my sink...... Rawr, Rawr, Rawr.... I think it's a bear or something...... lol

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May 03, 2012 16:46 |  #1354

Leffe67 wrote in post #14374862 (external link)
Their conclusion looks to be meaningfully different from the others I have seen in this forum and elsewhere re: sharpness.

no offense to the Fstopper guy, but I dont think he knows how to conduct a proper sharpness test. It's not just taking a few shots of the wall, you got to spot focus each spot, center spot check vs center spot check, corner spot check vs corner spot check. If you look at my results compared to his, my 24mm corners @ F2.8 is definitely sharper than his at 5.6..... something is off with his testing.... or his lens?

edit: notice his Canon 70mm corner @5.6... that's pretty soft. I know for sure that my L @ F5.6 is sharper than that.


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May 03, 2012 16:48 |  #1355

davidc502 wrote in post #14374802 (external link)
I think it keeps coming up because this lens has been anticipated for quite some time. There seems to be a emphasis on things that are not perfect like vignetting for example.

#1. As to the bokeh balls, how often are they in your shots, and of those shots how many will show "onioning".

#2 Of the ones that "onion", how many of those will be cropped to the point where one can actually see the swirls?

I think the problem is blown out of proportion, but I would expect there is a certain number of photographers who would be more affected by this than others (each has their own style I.E. night photography). So, to some this problem would be totally unacceptable, and that would be understandable. Each person is going to have to weigh the strenghts and weaknesses and see if it is going to affect their shooting style.

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I agree with all your points above. I was just thinking aloud that a side by side comparison may put some of this to bed. It is after all a relative issue.

I'm kicking around the idea of moving from my 7D to a 5D MKIII and would probably need a standard zoom to go with it. Considering the Tamron, the 24-70 Canon and the 24-105 Canon, since it's at such a discount in the 5D kit.


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May 03, 2012 16:56 |  #1356

Leffe67 wrote in post #14374911 (external link)
I agree with all your points above. I was just thinking aloud that a side by side comparison may put some of this to bed. It is after all a relative issue.

I'm kicking around the idea of moving from my 7D to a 5D MKIII and would probably need a standard zoom to go with it. Considering the Tamron, the 24-70 Canon and the 24-105 Canon, since it's at such a discount in the 5D kit.

Yeah, I've just moved from the T2i/550D to the 5dmk2, and I'm also considering the Tamron. Really, in the 24-70 range we have like 3 options, either Canon, Sigma or Tamron. The thing is, I really want the Canon 24-70mk2, but 2400 bucks is a lot of money for a small zoom even with the image quality this one is touting.

Do I take the Tamron which seems to be on par with the mk1, which has VC, and is a little cheaper? Or do I stick with a known lens like the Canon which I know the auto-focus is going to be good.

Don't know.


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May 03, 2012 19:01 as a reply to  @ davidc502's post |  #1357

Ordered mine today but an hour after ordering I got a backorder email. I'm considering cancelling it for a 35L. I just don't feel right about spending $1300 on a Tamron that's yet prove its worth it.


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May 03, 2012 21:24 |  #1358

showtm490 wrote in post #14375525 (external link)
Ordered mine today but an hour after ordering I got a backorder email. I'm considering cancelling it for a 35L. I just don't feel right about spending $1300 on a Tamron that's yet prove its worth it.

http://www.amazon.com …TF8&qid=1336098​245&sr=8-1 (external link)

For the people besides myself who already have the 24-70L, what's your final verdict? Keep the Tamron and sell the Canon, or visa versa?

Anyone care to guess which picture belongs to which lens? Canon 24-70 or Tamron 24-70?

http://img.photobucket​.com …314/Xcellere/co​mpare3.jpg (external link)


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May 03, 2012 22:44 as a reply to  @ Sunthing Productions's post |  #1359

My guess is the first one is the Tammy. But i wont say why until others have had a chance as well to guess.


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May 03, 2012 22:54 |  #1360

Can't tell.... Too distracted by the cute girl, cute kitty, rolling? (I hope, that would be beyond awesome) cart or tray with cheese, drink glasses, and videogame controller, bottle of alcohol by a blender, and fresh bananas on a hanger. That is like 7 of my top 20 greatest things in life right there!

Kidding aside, the one on the right (second one) looks like the Tamron, but they are pretty close. I think the high ISO is holding the Tamron back a little to tell you the truth, hiding some of its sharpness advantage.


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May 03, 2012 23:01 |  #1361

So far, no onions

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May 03, 2012 23:02 |  #1362

K6AZ wrote in post #14316835 (external link)
Canon claims the lenses are water tight with a filter.

No, they do not claim "water tight."


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May 03, 2012 23:02 |  #1363
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It's shot on a tripod right? If so, the right one is the Tamron.

Diff is very small...like elitejp i won't say the reason why yet...


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May 03, 2012 23:03 |  #1364

Canon on the left, tamron on the right. the canon L is on the table on the second picture.....

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May 03, 2012 23:04 |  #1365
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Charlie wrote in post #14376708 (external link)
So far, no onions

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wow, are you sure? Even at this size i can spot the onions...it's very obvious dude.

This is really turning into one of those Fuji X10 owners posting sample saying no 'white orbs' when they are clearly in the sample ;)


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