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Apr 26, 2013 14:50 |  #46

I would pay the extra $1000 for the Canon product. My wife is always saying I'm crazy. Maybe she's right???


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Apr 26, 2013 14:51 |  #47

1. i don't mind spending the extra money for canon L lenses.
2. dxo is not gospel. i used one of my 24-70 ii's for a few assignments and i am very very impressed with it.


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Apr 26, 2013 16:26 |  #48

KHAWACHEN wrote in post #15869557 (external link)
Have you guys seen this? IMO Tamron is def worth a serious consideration. Especially for those who are able to get it for $1k like myself w/ Canadian warranty. When this price is done, does one still think that Canon is $1000+ better choice than Tamron? i think not.. :cool:

"A DxOMark Overall Score of 29 ranks the Tamron 1st for image quality on professional standard zooms, just pushing the own brand Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G AD into second with 28 points,..."

http://nikonrumors.com …-8g-ed-vr-ii-lenses.aspx/ (external link)

http://www.dxomark.com …mes-out-on-top/Conclusion (external link)

The Tamron is amazing, it is my #1 most used lens and I've been super happy with the results.


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Apr 27, 2013 00:14 |  #49

KHAWACHEN wrote in post #15869557 (external link)
Have you guys seen this? IMO Tamron is def worth a serious consideration. Especially for those who are able to get it for $1k like myself w/ Canadian warranty. When this price is done, does one still think that Canon is $1000+ better choice than Tamron? i think not.. :cool:

"A DxOMark Overall Score of 29 ranks the Tamron 1st for image quality on professional standard zooms, just pushing the own brand Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G AD into second with 28 points,..."

http://nikonrumors.com …-8g-ed-vr-ii-lenses.aspx/ (external link)

http://www.dxomark.com …mes-out-on-top/Conclusion (external link)

This from the same source which seems to contradict that. They do say the Tamron is a better value (and I agree and I also agree it deserves serious consideration) but it's not a better lens than the Canon as far as IQ throughout the zoom range wide open (or stopped down for that matter).

DxOMark 24-70mm f/2.8 Comparisons (external link)
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Apr 27, 2013 22:44 |  #50

KHAWACHEN wrote in post #15869557 (external link)
Have you guys seen this? IMO Tamron is def worth a serious consideration. Especially for those who are able to get it for $1k like myself w/ Canadian warranty. When this price is done, does one still think that Canon is $1000+ better choice than Tamron? i think not.. :cool:

"A DxOMark Overall Score of 29 ranks the Tamron 1st for image quality on professional standard zooms, just pushing the own brand Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G AD into second with 28 points,..."

http://nikonrumors.com …-8g-ed-vr-ii-lenses.aspx/ (external link)

http://www.dxomark.com …mes-out-on-top/Conclusion (external link)

While the Tamron is indeed a good lens, the score of 29 cannot be directly compared with the Canon 24-70 II's score. The Tamron in this case was tested on a Nikon D800 (36mp), while the Canon was on a 5DIII. DxO rewards higher lenses tested on higher mp bodies with more points.

When we look at the Tamron 24-70 tested on a Canon 5DIII, the same body as the Canon 24-70 II was tested on we find that the scores are 27 Tamron, 28 Canon. Still an excellent performance.


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Apr 28, 2013 09:46 |  #51

4g63photo wrote in post #15870348 (external link)
I would pay the extra $1000 for the Canon product. My wife is always saying I'm crazy. Maybe she's right???

^This. It doesn't feel the same if it's not a Canon. I like the real sauce.




  
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Apr 28, 2013 09:55 as a reply to  @ Storage's post |  #52

Rented this lens for a week before forking cash on this huge investement. It's amazingly sharp with great color and contrast. I'm still deciding between this lens or keep the Sigma 35 1.4, though the Sigma prime has a better characteristic (probably because of the ability to go wider than F/2.8) the ability to go from 24-35-70 is such a huge convenient for paid gigs.




  
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Apr 28, 2013 12:53 |  #53

eye2i wrote in post #15875319 (external link)
Rented this lens for a week before forking cash on this huge investement. It's amazingly sharp with great color and contrast. I'm still deciding between this lens or keep the Sigma 35 1.4, though the Sigma prime has a better characteristic (probably because of the ability to go wider than F/2.8) the ability to go from 24-35-70 is such a huge convenient for paid gigs.

I'm kinda in the same boat too. The only way to avoid this dilemma is to own both, but I don't want to buy any more lenses. I fear the Sigma 35 might get less use if I own this.

ADDED: On second thought, the fact that a Tamron version exists with VC and the $629 price difference (in this case) should mitigate the desire of the 24-70 II. You can own both the Tamron and Sigma for near the cost of the Canon!


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Apr 28, 2013 13:06 |  #54

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I'm kinda in the same boat too. The only way to avoid this dilemma is to own both, but I don't want to buy any more lenses. I fear the Sigma 35 might get less use if I own this.

Honestly, the S35 @ F/2.8 is equally sharp in the center frame (24-70 II has advantage in the corners however) Its really a difficult decision for me. Basically, what it all boils down to, is the convenience of 24-70 worth the $1100 extra price tag? My answer is YES! For paid gigs especially, the convenience of not switching my lens is valuable.

But the only thing holding me back is not being able to use a wide angle lens below F/2.8. The thing with using the 35 1.4 for me is I can use it both for professional use and for leisure as well when I go out with my family. That F/1.4 is huge for me when traveling since I bring my camera with me a lot for nigh time/low light shots.

In most situations, I'm finding out F/2.8 is not enough unless I go past ISO 6400 in my 5D3.




  
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Apr 28, 2013 13:56 |  #55

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Apr 28, 2013 14:00 |  #56

eye2i wrote in post #15875319 (external link)
Rented this lens for a week before forking cash on this huge investment. It's amazingly sharp with great color and contrast. I'm still deciding between this lens or keep the Sigma 35 1.4, though the Sigma prime has a better characteristic (probably because of the ability to go wider than F/2.8) the ability to go from 24-35-70 is such a huge convenient for paid gigs.

I have both and the only time the Sigma is on my camera is if ISO/shutter speed at f/2.8 won't cut it or I have such a "no win" background that I'm forced to "bokeh" into indistinguishable utter oblivion at sub f/2.8... Don't get me wrong the Sigma 35 f/1.4 is an awesome lens and I really like it but the Canon, even at 35mm, is superior.

That being said if cost is the deciding factor then what "image monster" said above is undeniable... the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC / Sigma 35mm f/1.4 combo for roughly the same price as the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II is a better deal.




  
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Apr 28, 2013 18:38 |  #57

This thread has turned into a debate/comparison on IQ between the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II \....


Time to close the thread.


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Apr 28, 2013 22:30 |  #58

So the cheapest price right now is 2049-6% cash back?


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Apr 29, 2013 00:01 |  #59

SBK1 wrote in post #15876792 (external link)
This thread has turned into a debate/comparison on IQ between the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II \....


Time to close the thread.

So, any comment or discussion explaining what made someone buy this lens, or the others mentioned, in order to help people decide to buy or not and you want it shutdown... glad your not running the place... :rolleyes: ;)




  
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