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Apr 22, 2014 13:13 |  #16

tancanon58 wrote in post #16852980 (external link)
I have used Tamron for years since the first lens came out and had no whatsoever problems. I love this lens more than canon 24-70 f2.8 MK1. Besides it is almost half price compared to Canon 24-70 MK2. If you want fast lens just go with Canon (some individual reviews said). I am not pretending as a pro so why have to spend that much money (?)

Why get a 5DMKIII then?

Not criticising,just asking based on your comment about not being a pro and not spending money.
The Tamron is hardly a cheap lens anyway. I do agree, the Canon isn't needed by a lot of people, but it's a rock solid performer that won't let you down if you are a pro, or just need a faster, more reliable lens.


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Apr 22, 2014 14:16 |  #17

phantelope wrote in post #16852728 (external link)
I have the Tammy and have zero problems with it. And with the money saved I got a grip for my 5D3 and the Rokinon 14mm and a cable release. Canon is just way too expensive in comparison. Was my first non-canon lens, but not my last.

I am a pixel peeper.. The Tammy just doesn't cut it.. And I not not prepared to try copy after copy in the hope I might get a good one.. New gear should work well out of the box, period!


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Apr 22, 2014 21:06 |  #18

dave_bass5 wrote in post #16853044 (external link)
Why get a 5DMKIII then?

Not criticising,just asking based on your comment about not being a pro and not spending money.
The Tamron is hardly a cheap lens anyway. I do agree, the Canon isn't needed by a lot of people, but it's a rock solid performer that won't let you down if you are a pro, or just need a faster, more reliable lens.

I'm not the person you quoted, but I am also not a pro, and I also try and save money where possible. But I also have a 5DIII.

The reason I got the 5DIII was because it was the only available camera at the time which offered me a significant upgrade from my 450D in terms of noise and AF. The 7D didn't do it, the 60D didn't either, the 6D almost did it, but not quite because of the AF. So I didn't really have much choice.

The plus side is that now I have a body which will last me a good 7-10 years (as long as it doesn't die on me) instead of a body which I will be unhappy with in 3-5 years.


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Apr 22, 2014 23:40 |  #19

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wow i got confused now .i saw many of good reviews on tamron 24-70 and with what you guys saying I'm not sure anymore.if i go with canon 24-70mm mark ii i have to sale one of my lenses. which one you guys suggest .

its a perfectly acceptable lens. One guy saying he didnt like it should not be a deal breaker.


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Apr 23, 2014 00:38 |  #20

Canon all the way...


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Apr 23, 2014 01:57 |  #21

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Apr 23, 2014 02:20 |  #22

The tammy is a very good lens, whilst in Iceland I was also happy to have the VC at times for landscapes shots.....which you cannot shoot at f2.8. very happy with my purchase.


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Apr 23, 2014 02:35 |  #23

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I have problem to shot indoor portraits in low lights condition and restaurants . Most of time my 24-105 is mounted on my camera and F/4 is fastest I can get on it. I think if I had 24-70mm F/2.8 was my photo much better. i have used my 50mm as well but most of time put me in corner to get all in photo.I’m not sure but I need your help on this. Most if time my shot has noise .

I'm curious, what ISO were you at to see a lot of noise? Was it an unbearable level of noise? I use my 5DIII at up to 6400 ISO all the time and don't really notice much noise, especially after some processing in lightroom. If you were at 3200 or 6400 and did not like the noise, I'm not sure getting one stop of light with f2.8 will solve your problem. Even at f2.8, you're still going to need to have the ISO up there, depending on how dark the room is. You might just have to go with a faster 24 or 35mm prime.

As for the lenses, even though I have the Canon, I think both lenses are great. The Canon is just a solid lens that you know will give you the best AF possible and great image quality. The Tamron is also a very good lens by most accounts. Most people probably won't be able to see any drop off in picture quality compared to the Canon, and the VC is a great bonus. I think the negative comments it gets are generally over-blown and there are plenty of happy owners of the Tamron.


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Apr 23, 2014 04:01 |  #24

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As for the lenses, even though I have the Canon, I think both lenses are great. The Canon is just a solid lens that you know will give you the best AF possible and great image quality. The Tamron is also a very good lens by most accounts. Most people probably won't be able to see any drop off in picture quality compared to the Canon, and the VC is a great bonus. I think the negative comments it gets are generally over-blown and there are plenty of happy owners of the Tamron.

You are right, but different people have different standards.. I am a right fussy bugger !!! :p


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Apr 23, 2014 08:59 |  #25

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I am a pixel peeper.. The Tammy just doesn't cut it.. And I not not prepared to try copy after copy in the hope I might get a good one.. New gear should work well out of the box, period!

I'm glad you can admit pixel peeping right up front! :) This is because so many are in denial. :lol:

But I have to tell you...... Friends don't let friends pixel peep!

So, for your health and sanity, please watch the following video.

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Apr 23, 2014 09:49 |  #26

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I'm glad you can admit pixel peeping right up front! :) This is because so many are in denial. :lol:

But I have to tell you...... Friends don't let friends pixel peep!

So, for your health and sanity, please watch the following video.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=0toBw68L5Y4 (external link)

Funny...


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Apr 23, 2014 11:15 |  #27

phantelope wrote in post #16852728 (external link)
I have the Tammy and have zero problems with it. And with the money saved I got a grip for my 5D3 and the Rokinon 14mm and a cable release. Canon is just way too expensive in comparison. Was my first non-canon lens, but not my last.

dave_bass5 wrote in post #16852832 (external link)
I'm not saying the Tamron is a bad lens, for the money it shouldn't be anyway, but it's not as fast or reliable as the canon. This is my opinion after owning two copies.
I was disappointed with the very early failure of theaon selling point, but I'd would have kept with it had it not been for the AF reliability.

Bottom line IMO, it's a good lens of you get a good copy (mechanically) and don't need to tax the AF too much with AI servo.

tancanon58 wrote in post #16852980 (external link)
I have used Tamron for years since the first lens came out and had no whatsoever problems. I love this lens more than canon 24-70 f2.8 MK1. Besides it is almost half price compared to Canon 24-70 MK2. If you want fast lens just go with Canon (some individual reviews said). I am not pretending as a pro so why have to spend that much money (?)

thanks guys,
i am not pretending as a pro too and i believe i can live with slower AF on Tamron and save some money.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 11:33 |  #28

I'm ditching the sig 35 and tammy 24-70 for a 24L / Sig 50 art combo.


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Apr 23, 2014 11:39 as a reply to  @ tomohdi's post |  #29

Bought the Tammy and returned it due to too many issues. Sharpness was unbalanced and too many out of focus shots that I was sure I nailed. I was just not happy with it. I have no regret and can't think of a shot I've bungled with the Canon. It just works every time. My 2 cents.


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Apr 23, 2014 12:25 |  #30

mag10 wrote in post #16854723 (external link)
I'm curious, what ISO were you at to see a lot of noise? Was it an unbearable level of noise? I use my 5DIII at up to 6400 ISO all the time and don't really notice much noise, especially after some processing in lightroom. If you were at 3200 or 6400 and did not like the noise, I'm not sure getting one stop of light with f2.8 will solve your problem. Even at f2.8, you're still going to need to have the ISO up there, depending on how dark the room is. You might just have to go with a faster 24 or 35mm prime.

As for the lenses, even though I have the Canon, I think both lenses are great. The Canon is just a solid lens that you know will give you the best AF possible and great image quality. The Tamron is also a very good lens by most accounts. Most people probably won't be able to see any drop off in picture quality compared to the Canon, and the VC is a great bonus. I think the negative comments it gets are generally over-blown and there are plenty of happy owners of the Tamron.

i did test on 3200 and 6400 ISO with 24-105 F/4 and i got noise can be reduce by LR but i am worry if my camera has some issue.
for the lens i think i go for Tamron because i have shaky hand and in lowlight VC will help me a lot .




  
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