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Oct 24, 2013 19:05 |  #1

Like to hear from the owners of this lens, do you like it? I plan on picking one up tomorrow. A friend of mine just traded for one and looks like an awesome lens from the shots he has sent me

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Oct 24, 2013 21:42 |  #2

Check out this thread and the linked threads in there. Lots of good info for you :)

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1334289


I've rented it and really loved the bokeh and warmth of the lens (all of my Tamrons render warmer than Canon lenses I've used).


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Oct 25, 2013 08:38 |  #3

I love mine - haven't had a chance to use it much (only had it two weeks) but find it to be very sharp, with great color and contrast. I think I will find many uses for it and it will be a fav for a very long time.


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Oct 25, 2013 09:45 |  #4

I have done alot of reviews of the Tamron vs the Canon mk2, Canon F4 IS & the Sigma 2.8 OS version. Here are the links:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1334130
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1327866
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1326482

My summary is this. The canon mk2 is amazing. If you think you can swing the $2,000+ for that lens and want the best then look no further. If you have to even remotely think about money, do mainly portraits and/or general everyday stuff then get the Tamron.

It's AF is super silent, quick and snappy, accurate, colors are great... a tad warmer than canon's, sharpness is damn good and overal build is excellent. The warranty is great if you plan on keeping it a long time. The bokeh in my opinion is better then the Canons. It does have the zoom ring turn backwards to what the canon's turn which some people dislike but my brain is smart and can remember which way to turn as I bounce back and forth between canon glass and my tamron's, it hasn't been an issue for me.

I think if you just gave it a chance you would find you will be very pleased with it's performance. It's definitely the best lens for the dollar in this range.

Hope this helps.


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Oct 25, 2013 18:10 |  #5

I just came from the PhotoPlus Expo in Manhattan and tried both VC and Non VC. The Non VC focuses 10X's faster.


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Oct 25, 2013 22:07 |  #6

I picked one up today and I am so happy with my choice IMO it's a great lens not the MKII IS but better than many others. A friend of mine also has one and it's a good one also. I have owned all the 70-200's and for the money this one is hard to beat




  
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Oct 26, 2013 01:50 as a reply to  @ Tanglefoot47's post |  #7

i have had 2 of these lenses and sent both back as faulty and got my money back. it was a shame the first lens had the aperture blades sticking closed and i had to turn the camera off to rest them, as this one was sharp, the second lens the vc was on overdrive as all the photo came out blurred, turned the vc off and all was ok with the photos.

not saying they are all like this just i got 2 bad ones


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Oct 26, 2013 03:29 |  #8

I love mine




  
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Oct 26, 2013 07:05 as a reply to  @ hennie's post |  #9

The Vc version is sharp as a tack, the autofocus on a mk 3 was slower than the non vc, The non VC was just too soft at 200. I played with both lenses for over an hour.


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Oct 26, 2013 07:27 |  #10

Tanglefoot47 wrote in post #16399685 (external link)
I picked one up today and I am so happy with my choice IMO it's a great lens not the MKII IS but better than many others. A friend of mine also has one and it's a good one also. I have owned all the 70-200's and for the money this one is hard to beat

Congratulations - you will LOVE it. :)


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Oct 26, 2013 19:02 |  #11

michgirl wrote in post #16400339 (external link)
Congratulations - you will LOVE it. :)

So far I am VERY!!!! happy with it I was worried at first I usually stick with Canon> I tried the Sigma version liked it but this Tammy kills it. A friend of mine also picked up the Tammy awesome and is very happy. I am shocked at how quiet the VC is




  
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Oct 27, 2013 02:24 |  #12

ian_socool wrote in post #16399261 (external link)
I just came from the PhotoPlus Expo in Manhattan and tried both VC and Non VC. The Non VC focuses 10X's faster.

Surely you have that swaped around and you mean the VC is faster than the old $750 version here:

www.bhphotovideo.com/c​/product/539396-REG/Tamron_AF001C_700_​70_200mm_f_2_8_Di_LD.h​tml (external link)


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Oct 27, 2013 07:36 |  #13

FEChariot wrote in post #16402287 (external link)
Surely you have that swaped around and you mean the VC is faster than the old $750 version here:

www.bhphotovideo.com/c​/product/539396-REG/Tamron_AF001C_700_​70_200mm_f_2_8_Di_LD.h​tml (external link)

No, real talk, the Non VC locked in focus faster, honestly. The VC gave 1000X's better image quality though. Non VC is not hand held friendly.


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Oct 29, 2013 10:16 |  #14

I find mine focuses very fast and I am having a ball with my new toy.




  
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