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Jun 25, 2013 16:36 |  #16

+1 for Tamron. I've owned around 5 or 6 of them, and for some reason always kept coming back to that lens. $300 price point and a stellar optics are major pluses. On the negative side - slow AF which is quite noisy too. Although faster than nifty fifty, it is nowhere near usm.


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Jun 25, 2013 16:50 |  #17

bikfoto wrote in post #16064453 (external link)
+1 for Tamron. I've owned around 5 or 6 of them, and for some reason always kept coming back to that lens. $300 price point and a stellar optics are major pluses. On the negative side - slow AF which is quite noisy too. Although faster than nifty fifty, it is nowhere near usm.

Which body are you shooting it on? My 28-75 performs quite differently on the 60D (better) than it does on the 5D, wrt AF speed.




  
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Jun 25, 2013 17:13 |  #18

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I have had the 24-105 in the past, but for some reason just found it uninspiring. It's also still a little expensive.

Can I ask why you find it uninspiring? A 28-70 3.5-4.5 won't be better in any way except size/weight.

24-70 f/2.8 has wider aperture, sure, but on a 6D you can up the ISO by one stop easily. Is DoF your main concern?


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Jun 25, 2013 19:52 |  #19

I have a 5year old Tamron 28-75mm F 2.8 that works great on crop or FF that I have no intention of replacing, unless it become repairable. When that day comes, I'll replace it with another:)


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Jun 25, 2013 20:22 |  #20
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So you upgraded to ff and decide to skim on lens? Way to go buddy.....in reverse :(


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Jun 25, 2013 20:25 |  #21

mkville wrote in post #16063185 (external link)
Tamron 28-75 hands down, while it has it's shortcomings , optically it is steller, used you could get one for 300$

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Jun 26, 2013 06:14 |  #22

mkville wrote in post #16063185 (external link)
Tamron 28-75 hands down, while it has it's shortcomings , optically it is steller, used you could get one for 300$

Agreed.

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Is this true?

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Jun 26, 2013 07:02 |  #23

kin2son wrote in post #16065002 (external link)
So you upgraded to ff and decide to skim on lens? Way to go buddy.....in reverse :(

I thought the same thing as well!!! Oh well, another vote for the Tammy though :)


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Jun 26, 2013 07:09 |  #24

kin2son wrote in post #16065002 (external link)
So you upgraded to ff and decide to skim on lens? Way to go buddy.....in reverse :(

in defense of the OP, it not like up until last year that was any 2.8 alternative to the canon 24-70/2.8 besides the tamron.

you also have to remember that people have been using FF for years with non L glass that has just recently been replaced with higher cost updates.


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Jun 26, 2013 07:34 |  #25

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I love the 24-85mm on my 5D. It has USM, is light, has a great zoom range, gives me f/4.5 @ 85mm and, best of all, cost me $100!! It's just a bit soft wide open and no IS.

After I got my FF, I used a 24-85 I picked up used for a summer and fall, including two months on a photo trip in the US West. I replaced it after that with a 24-105 I also got used, and resold it. I didn't lose a cent on it over about a year, and it gave me a useful walk-around lens for that time.

It's a good lens for the price ... compact to carry around, enough aperture for the modern bodies producing lower noise at higher ISOs, focuses very quickly and accurately. There's no doubt , however, that on my copy the corners were softer than I would have hoped (compared to a 17-55 f/2.8 that I used on a 50D). I also appreciate the IS on the 24-105, but since I usually shot the 24-85 off a tripod, so that didn't come into the comparison.

It is included on the DLO list for DPP, so that means you might be able to improve the IQ issue in software or with a newer Canon body that does DLO adjustments in camera ...

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Jun 26, 2013 07:51 |  #26

A sigma 24-60 is a great lens for FF, and if you can find them, there is no other match in the $200-300 range. They were discontinued, but periodically you can find one on the boards, or ebay. The AF was slow, but that is really the only real disadvantage that could make this lens an invalid choice for what you are looking for.


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Jun 26, 2013 08:35 |  #27

kin2son wrote in post #16065002 (external link)
So you upgraded to ff and decide to skim on lens? Way to go buddy.....in reverse :(

Nice. Did you post just so we can all ogle your lenses in your sig?


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Jun 26, 2013 09:53 |  #28

the tamron 28-75 is pretty good optically. Aside from extreme corners, hardly different from the 24-70L mk1. For the money, it's a really good buy.


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Jun 26, 2013 11:16 |  #29

Ill throw another vote in there for the tamron 28-75.

Like other have said, IQ is good except in the corners and the AF speed is rather slow and noisy. But for around $300 it is probably one of the best bargains you can get.

I regret selling the one I had!




  
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Jun 26, 2013 11:22 |  #30
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Are you sure FF is the right choice for you? Mainly people going full frame spend a ton of money on glass be it Sigma or L, they will cost significantly. If you dont like the 24-105, you wont like any cheaper alternative, because the glass you dont like is probably the most affordable entry level zoom.




  
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