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Which 24-70 2.8?

 
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Mar 10, 2014 14:33 |  #16

I seen Rushmore post up some outstanding portrait work in the 7D thread..

Unfortunately we dont know his existing glass, and if he intend's to get a FF.

So as 234 said, why not the 17-55 or third party equivalent.


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Mar 10, 2014 14:37 |  #17

I rented the Tamron and ended up buying the Canon because I could afford the Canon and didn't want to second guess AF speed later on. Optically the Canon was a little better. The 24-70 would be my standard zoom, and most of my images will probably be taken with it; so the brand name also factored in a little.

But, if you are really concerned about saving money, sure, get the Tamron. I think it is definitely better than the 24-70L mk I (weather sealing aside --- I know the mk I's sealing is excellent; never tested the Tamron's).


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Mar 10, 2014 14:42 |  #18

Bianchi wrote in post #16748538 (external link)
I seen Rushmore post up some outstanding portrait work in the 7D thread..

Unfortunately we dont know his existing glass, and if he intend's to get a FF.

So as 234 said, why not the 17-55 or third party equivalent.

from some of the photos, he has a 70-200, and on crop it might feel too tight to use in his indoor studio, but on FF, it's a lot more usable.


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Mar 10, 2014 17:48 |  #19

I am looking at getting the mk2 soon, I would have gone for the Tammy but apparently the zoom ring goes the opposite direction and that would drive me nuts !!!!


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Mar 10, 2014 19:02 |  #20

Charlie wrote in post #16748557 (external link)
from some of the photos, he has a 70-200, and on crop it might feel too tight to use in his indoor studio, but on FF, it's a lot more usable.

This is exactly the reason...

I might move to FF at some point... But it doesn't bother me being on a crop for most of what I do... ( my clients no ever mention it )


Thanks for the help folks..

The main reason for buying is I just had a job where a client ordered WAY more images then expected... So I thought I'd treat myself.. Yes I have the 70-200, which I love.. But it is a little tight sometimes. Not so much for studio.. ( my studio is pretty big ) but it's actually more for location. I love the look of the 25-35mm, especially when trying to "elongate" the look of the image.. But wider just has too much distortion for my liking...

I have used my 18-135 Efs for a while.. But I'd like something a bit faster and that lense also misses focus quite a bit... Increasing my delete rate... Which is annoying when I get an image I love in that split moment which I then find to be oof... Which I never get on my 70-200.

Thanks again folks.. Tamron it is... Then I'll have the mullah left over for more studio goodies! :-)


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Mar 10, 2014 19:26 |  #21

i bought the vII...it's lives up to the hype in my opinion. I have been shooting a bit of everything, weddings, portraits, lots of events and general walk around. For weddings....it makes sense, it's consistent, colour is amazing, sharpness is amazing and the build quality is phenomenal. With that said, unless you're planning to really use it and make it work for you, or you have deep pockets and want a top level piece of gear, the other alternatives are definitely worth a look.

2 things that bother me....the flippin' weight, and the 82mm filter thread......silly maybe, but still an annoyance.

Don't discount the use of the VC on the Tamron.....


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Mar 11, 2014 09:20 |  #22

Unless you need FF capability or the extra length on the long end... the 17-55 goes wider, has IS, is sharp and less than half the price of the 24-70. Mine almost never leaves my 7D. Some people report being bothered by a dust issue on this lens, but few have ever shown problems in their images.

The subject of IS seems to be glossed over when talking about the 24-70. I use my 17-55 in low light often enough that IS has made the difference between a keeper and a missed shot; I never turn it off.


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Mar 11, 2014 18:58 |  #23

GregDunn wrote in post #16750341 (external link)
The subject of IS seems to be glossed over when talking about the 24-70. I use my 17-55 in low light often enough that IS has made the difference between a keeper and a missed shot; I never turn it off.

IS doesn't really bother me too much as most of my work is done with a strobe.. Especially on a shorter lens...


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Mar 12, 2014 08:21 as a reply to  @ Rushmore's post |  #24

I was in the same boat, and went for the Mk2 as at the UK Photo show Canon had a double rebate offer so £420 of the counter price. Happy is an under statement, even my wife commented at being able to count every hair in our dogs coat in a test shot :D


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Mar 19, 2014 08:12 |  #25

I'm currently in the same situation. I have the old Sigma 24-70 f2.8 macro. I use it most of the time, but it's noisy, slow to focus and doesn't seem sharp like i imagine sharp to be. I actually prefer the 82mm thread as it goes perfect with my 10-20 f3.5.
I like the idea of the VC in the Tamron, but can't find a place that has it and my current one reviewed. If i had the money, I'd drop it on the Canon for sure, but ... :(


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Mar 19, 2014 08:39 |  #26

I went with the Canon MK II as I don't want to second guess whether or not I could have gotten a better lens of this type.
I got a great deal @ $1760. I'll have it on Friday. :)


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Mar 19, 2014 08:58 |  #27

I'd definitely recommend the Tamron, half price of Canon and has VC too, comparable IQ

Sigma is too old and from my experience, focus is inaccurate as well as soft edges


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Mar 19, 2014 09:48 |  #28

If you can wait a little, Sigma is supposed to have an update to theirs soon from what I hear. Otherwise, if you have $1800, I would get the Canon's current one at B&H.




  
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