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Is Tamron 70-200mm as good as Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS version 1?

 
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Feb 16, 2014 06:20 |  #1
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Is Tamron 70-200mm as good as Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS version 1? Is Tamron 70-200mm a good choice for people who don't have enough money to buy Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 l is ii? Does the IS feature of the Tamron 70-200mm work well? (compare to the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS version 1 and version 2)




  
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Feb 16, 2014 06:28 |  #2
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Feb 16, 2014 07:11 |  #3

I would be shocked if the Tammy isn't better than 70-200 IS I.


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Feb 16, 2014 08:43 |  #4

I could not tell you how it compares to the Canon V1 but the Tamron is very close to the MK2 lens.

Look here for some samples: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1334130

I've never compared it to that lens and don't have any plans in the future. Truth is, I purchased a Canon 70-200 2.8 IS II and ended up selling it to keep the Tamron. The savings bought a 135 F2 which I find to be a better combo then just one lens.


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Feb 16, 2014 09:51 |  #5
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Can Tamron 70-200mm (for Canon version) work with Canon Extender or Kenko (for Canon) extender?




  
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Feb 16, 2014 10:08 |  #6

I'm curious about that, too. I ordered the Tamron on Friday and have a Kenko 1.4x (this one (external link)) already. I'll be trying the combination and comparing it to my 70-300L when it arrives later this week.


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Feb 16, 2014 10:11 |  #7

The extenders work. You need the DGX kenko in order for it to report fine. My DG model did not so I sold it to a friend. Haven't tried the canon.


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Does Tamron 70-200 bring good skin tone? Some people in my country said Tamron lenses bring skin tones which are worse and more yellow than the Canon lenses




  
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Feb 17, 2014 01:36 |  #9

I was going to say, I haven't used it personally, but the Tammy is generally rated between the Canon MkI and MkII. They make pretty nice lenses in the last few generations.


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Feb 17, 2014 05:46 |  #10

5D3ismydream wrote in post #16695376 (external link)
Does Tamron 70-200 bring good skin tone? Some people in my country said Tamron lenses bring skin tones which are worse and more yellow than the Canon lenses

Here are people pictures from a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

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Now, these samples came from the older non-stabilized version of the Tamron which is designated the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro. (external link) But since no one in this thread has specified which of the two Tamron lenses (the newer lens is the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (external link)) meeting these specifications is being discussed, I'll assume these images will offer an indication of what can be accomplished.

In any case these samples may show there is nothing to be feared.



  
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Feb 17, 2014 08:05 |  #11
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DC Fan wrote in post #16695616 (external link)
Here are people pictures from a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

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Now, these samples came from the older non-stabilized version of the Tamron which is designated the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro. (external link) But since no one in this thread has specified which of the two Tamron lenses (the newer lens is the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (external link)) meeting these specifications is being discussed, I'll assume these images will offer an indication of what can be accomplished.

In any case these samples may show there is nothing to be feared.

Did you retouch skin tones of these photos?




  
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Feb 17, 2014 08:42 |  #12

5D3ismydream wrote in post #16693136 (external link)
.... Does the IS feature of the Tamron 70-200mm work well? ....

DC Fan wrote in post #16695616 (external link)
Here are people pictures from a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.

Now, these samples came from the older non-stabilized version of the Tamron which is designated the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro. (external link) But since no one in this thread has specified which of the two Tamron lenses (the newer lens is the Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (external link)) meeting these specifications is being discussed, I'll assume these images will offer an indication of what can be accomplished.

In any case these samples may show there is nothing to be feared.

The OP uses IS instead of VC, but yes it does specify - just not in the title.

Nice pictures though, and as you said may help show there is nothing to fear. Especially since the VC version is supposed to be better than the non-VC version.


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Feb 17, 2014 16:15 |  #13

5D3ismydream wrote in post #16695813 (external link)
Did you retouch skin tones of these photos?

No. The images were from a T2i set for auto white balance, auto ISO and f/2.8 aperture priority for a shallow depth of field.




  
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Feb 17, 2014 17:50 |  #14

I'd consider the Tamron superior to the 70-200L I and close to the 70-200L II. Its main shortcomings (ha) are on the long end as it's really a 70-186mm or so lens and at its max focal length the Canon 70-200L II easily exceeds its sharpness. The Tamron is an amazing lens for the money.

You can view a direct comparison here (external link).




  
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Feb 18, 2014 00:35 |  #15

5D3ismydream wrote in post #16693478 (external link)
Can Tamron 70-200mm (for Canon version) work with Canon Extender or Kenko (for Canon) extender?

I have Tamron 70-200 VC and I had Canon 2x II TEC. This combination doesn´t function. I also got a mail from Tamron service with confirmation that it will not work.




  
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