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Tamron 28-75 or Tamron 24-70

 
dtechlogic
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Feb 21, 2013 22:59 |  #1

HI Guys,

I am lost, I can't make up my mind. I am looking for a new lens for my canon 60D. I take pictures of my kids and also church event. so far i have the EF-S 18-135mm Lens kits lens, nifty fifty 1.8, and Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5. I would like to get the canon 24-70L but i will not able to justify the price to Wify. So am looking between the two lens mention in the title. I would like to order this week so i can use it next saturday for my baby bautism. Any advice guys will be appreciated Or is it a good investment if i tell wife that i should get canon 24-70. Maybe in the future will buy a Mark III.


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Feb 21, 2013 23:39 |  #2

why not a 17-5x mm lens?


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Feb 21, 2013 23:42 |  #3

dtechlogic wrote in post #15638479 (external link)
HI Guys,

I am lost, I can't make up my mind. I am looking for a new lens for my canon 60D. I take pictures of my kids and also church event. so far i have the EF-S 18-135mm Lens kits lens, nifty fifty 1.8, and Rokinon 8mm Ultra Wide Angle f/3.5. I would like to get the canon 24-70L but i will not able to justify the price to Wify. So am looking between the two lens mention in the title. I would like to order this week so i can use it next saturday for my baby bautism. Any advice guys will be appreciated Or is it a good investment if i tell wife that i should get canon 24-70. Maybe in the future will buy a Mark III.

If you don't mind slow AF, no IS, the 28-75 costs less and does very well on APS-C size cameras.

I'd sooner go for the tamron 17-50 2.8 non-VC myself though. Or 17-55 IS if you want IS.
15-85 if you want wide range and can get away with the slower apertures.




  
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Feb 22, 2013 00:06 |  #4

I guess I can check it out


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Feb 22, 2013 04:44 |  #5
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I am having the same dilemma between 17-55 and 24-70 I. It is actually nice that I can't afford either right now. I can put off the decision for a while. My mind says 24-70 II. My wallet (and my wife) are screaming "THE 28-75 WILL DO!".


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Feb 22, 2013 07:19 |  #6

I have 28-75 and can't justify price difference for upgrade to the Brick or new 24-70.
I was using it for baptism and delivery room. It works as the portrait lens at 75 2.8, better IMO as 50-55mm at 2.8 or 85 at 5.6.
Tammy will also works on any existing MARK III, but AF isn't for BIF.


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Feb 22, 2013 07:28 |  #7

i have the 28-75 and despite the slow AF and no IS, its a pretty good lens.. super sharp above f/3.2.. it all depends on what you shoot regarding the 17-50 vs 28-75 debate.. i dont really shoot wide so the longer FL is better for me..


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Feb 22, 2013 09:11 as a reply to  @ MrSo0h0o's post |  #8

I have been looking around. I have been reading the reviews on these two lens. I am half confuse already. I think my coworker has the lens i will ask him to let me borrow it and try it out (28-75). I will continue reading the reviews so that i can make up my minds. Some of my coworker tells me to go for the 24-70L canon but the price tag on it is what holding me back.


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Feb 22, 2013 10:50 as a reply to  @ dtechlogic's post |  #9

It is the best way to find out how good the lens is - to try it.
My second best way to see how good lens is - check pictures from this lens on dedicated group at Flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/​groups/tamron2875mm/ (external link)
Less effective way, IMO, to find out about the lens is to read reviews. Most of them made by gear-heads not photographers.

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Feb 22, 2013 12:49 |  #10

kf095 wrote in post #15639988 (external link)
It is the best way to find out how good the lens is - to try it.
My second best way to see how good lens is - check pictures from this lens on dedicated group at Flickr.
http://www.flickr.com/​groups/tamron2875mm/ (external link)
Less effective way, IMO, to find out about the lens is to read reviews. Most of them made by gear-heads not photographers.

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Very nice!!

I'd throw a vote in there for the Sigma 17-70. It does have variable aperture (f/2.8-4) but it's a dang nice lens on a 60d and can be found very inexpensively on the POTN classifieds. I've been very happy with mine.


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Feb 22, 2013 13:10 |  #11

I have the Tamron 28-75mm and the Tamron 17-50 VC (slight shake in hands from time to time, so VC comes in handy). They both are really good lens. I imagine that either of the 28-75mm or either version of the 17-50 will be able to accomplish what you want for less money. Keep in mind, it's your money being spent and not your co-workers. If you drop the big dollars on the Canon 24-70, I sure hope you intend to use i for a lot more than baby pictures :) Don't get me wrong, baby pictures are great.


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Feb 22, 2013 13:37 |  #12

I am going to use it for more than that. So far i have mind set on Tamron 28-75 or Tamron 24-70
. Also i will continue checking.


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Feb 22, 2013 14:35 |  #13

really depends...
I still have the tamron 28-75mm, and have the tamron 24-70 VC. Clear cut winner is the VC version... but that's not to say that the 28-75 is a bad lens; it's a great lens...

if I had to do it again and buy the Tamron 28-75 vs Canon 24-70L, I probably would have saved my money and went the tamron route. The brick had super metal build, but the IQ wasnt much different... the size and handling was a huge edge for the tamron.


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Feb 22, 2013 16:17 |  #14

Do you guys think the 28-75mm will be ok for BasketBall??


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Feb 22, 2013 20:14 |  #15

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Do you guys think the 28-75mm will be ok for BasketBall??

I don't think you'd have near enough reach with 28-75 on FF for basketball. I do really like my 28-75 though.


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