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Jan 22, 2014 21:57 |  #1
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I deliberated between this and the new Canon 24-70 2.8 for quite some time. Reading, watching everything I could.

I put her through the first round of testing today - sharpness. I started shooting some fine print from across the room which wasn't a very good idea, then I defaulted to my all time favorite sharpness test. Shooting my African Grey Parrot, Jake. Take it from me, if a lens can resolve the individual vanes in a bird's feathers (at 2.8), it's sharp enough. My copy did. It's also VERY well built.

Tomorrow, just for grins, I'm going to pit it against my 24-105L and compare distortion, color, CA and contrast. I expect it to be more distortion free.

Best of all, so far, is it cost me under a grand, brand new with a 7 year warranty.:D

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Jan 22, 2014 22:24 |  #2

ponz924 wrote in post #16628557 (external link)
Tomorrow, just for grins, I'm going to pit it against my 24-105L and compare distortion, color, CA and contrast. I expect it to be more distortion free.

I'd be very interested in seeing those tests.

I like my 24-105, but the distortion kinda bugs me.


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Jan 22, 2014 22:36 |  #3

Where did you get it with the warranty and under $1000?


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Jan 23, 2014 16:41 |  #4

That is one heck of a price you got!


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Jan 23, 2014 18:57 |  #5

BrickR wrote in post #16630748 (external link)
That is one heck of a price you got!

And one heck of a fine lens.


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Jan 23, 2014 19:41 |  #6
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hes gone wrote in post #16628607 (external link)
=he's gone;16628607]I'd be very interested in seeing those tests.

I like my 24-105, but the distortion kinda bugs me.


I agree on the 24-105 distortion.


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Jan 24, 2014 05:28 |  #7

Heya,

For others interested, it's about $1k on Amazon right now new. The Canon is $2.2k.

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Jan 24, 2014 07:53 |  #8

If your lucky enough to be in Bangkok like I was, you can get it for 25,000 baht, against the GBP that cost me £500 or about $800, that's what you call a bargain.


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Jan 24, 2014 08:08 |  #9

I will be interested by your tests results, if you can put some sample images.. ;)

Thanks in advance!

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Jan 24, 2014 08:57 |  #10

Just a heads up for everyone, all the low priced lenses do not come with the Tamron 6 year warranty. They will not work on the Gray Market lenses either. Just something to consider


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Jan 24, 2014 09:24 |  #11
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The temps have been single digits here. It might be a couple of days b4 I get out for real world testing....The sharpness factor is a no brainer. It's more than good enough.

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Jan 24, 2014 12:20 |  #12

How does it stack up against Canon 24-70 II ?


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Jan 24, 2014 12:44 |  #13

you could do far worse that Tamron's SP 24-70, 70-200, and now the 150-600.




  
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Jan 24, 2014 13:51 |  #14

tzalman wrote in post #16631080 (external link)
And one heck of a fine lens.

Second image has sensor dust!


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Jan 24, 2014 14:05 |  #15

hes gone wrote in post #16628607 (external link)
=he's gone;16628607]I'd be very interested in seeing those tests.

I like my 24-105, but the distortion kinda bugs me.

I for one do not agree. It distorts a lot on 24, but doesn't bother me. I actually never correct it with lightroom, gives a certain flavor to the picture in my opinion.

As long as it's barrel distortion, I don't mind at all. I do hate mustache distortion.


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