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The battle of 24-70mm f/2.8 & 24-105 f/4

 
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Dec 20, 2012 15:20 |  #16

Canon 24-70 f4 IS may be of interest - if it has similar optics to the f2.8 II, it could be a great lens for those that don't need f2.8 on a zoom.


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Dec 20, 2012 22:49 as a reply to  @ kobeson's post |  #17

Thnx for the comments, folks.

Can I see probably sample shots from Tamron & the Sigma?




  
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Dec 21, 2012 01:50 |  #18

I have a few Tamron samples on Flickr. The link is in my sig.


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Dec 21, 2012 05:57 |  #19

I was in similar position a month ago. Had all my FLs covered by primes f2 or faster but wanted the flexibility of zoom. Thought about 24-105L, 24-70L (both used) or new Sigma 24-70 ot Tamron 24-70.
I disregarded the 24-105 because shooting on crop the f4 is simply too slow (DOF wise) for me. Sigma was 2nd to go off my list as the performance wasn't on par with Tamron/Canon according to any review I found. So it boiled down to Tamron vs Canon.
Comin from Pentax where the IS/SR/VC is in body, I was really tempted by the Tamron. There were 2 things going against it. 1- lack of weather seals, 2- out of focus rendering.
Since I found good deal on boxed 24-70L MkI, I went for it reasoning that if I didn't like it or I would really miss the IS/VC I could easily resell it without loss and get the Tamron either new or used + some spare cash..
So far I think I made the right decision going with the L :)


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Dec 21, 2012 11:30 |  #20

same decision, got the tamron, love it.


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Dec 21, 2012 11:38 as a reply to  @ linh811's post |  #21

Not my idea, but I just got the British PhotoPlus Canon Edition January 2013 number and they ranked the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD as the best standard zoom for full frame cameras.


| Canon EOS 6D | EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 DG II HSM |
| Canon EOS M | EF-M 11-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, EOS EF-M adapter |
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Dec 21, 2012 11:43 |  #22

I already had a 24-405 f4L, bought with a 5D2, when I got a 5D3 and the lens is excellent on it. However I was interested in a f2.8 but couldn't afford the Canon 24-70 MkI, let alone a MkII, after getting a new 70-200 2.8 MkII. I looked into getting a second hand Sigma or Tamron until I could afford a Canon lens but I ended up getting a new 24-70 f2.8 HSM after reading some of the reviews and I'm so glad I did. It has made my 24-105 redundant TBH, I haven't put it on any of my bodies since, as it has been a revelation. The IQ from the Sigma is superb and I'm so happy with it I'm no longer planning on buying a Canon in this range. I'm now thinking of exchanging my 24-105 for something else as it's not getting any use but I don't know what else I'd want.


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Dec 21, 2012 13:25 |  #23

i am a FORMERcanon snob. Now looking mainly at Tamrons and Sigmas. Unless Canon starts to competitively price competitive products...


7D || 5D2 || three 580exII's | 430exII | 24L II | 50L | 100L macro | 70-200/2.8L IS | 24-105L | canon 50/1.4 | canon 17-55/2.8 | Sigma 35/1.4 |Sigma 50/1.4 | Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC |Pocket Wizard Plus II. slingpro 100 and 200, and a million other accessories I can't even remember.

  
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Dec 21, 2012 13:32 |  #24

I replaced the 24-105 f/4 IS L with a 28-70 f/2.8 L.
Image quality is better on the 2.8, but I would replace the 28-70 at any time with the 24-105...

Very often I lack the IS, and that extra 35mm...

So I say: Don't change!


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