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Apr 23, 2014 16:19 |  #31

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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 18:07 as a reply to  @ Nick_Reading.UK's post |  #32
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Just too many issues with the Tamron. Like alot of people here purchased it on release and ran into numerous issues from loose optics, battery drain issue and focus speed and inconsistencies. Zero issues with the Canon.


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Apr 23, 2014 19:40 as a reply to  @ Bakewell's post |  #33

I will give the Tamron a try, I'm hoping QC is better with 2014 production. if it don't work out it will go back. I would love the Canon but at 1000+more. I had no problem paying for my Canon 70-200 2.8 IS mkII, I used a Canon 24-70 2.8 mkII for two days and really liked it, but... just too much.


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Apr 24, 2014 00:01 |  #34

Rented the TamronVC for a weekend and thought that I got one with the battery draining issue but turns out I was being paranoid. No battery draining issue at all.

Funny thing was, when I first got it, there was enough barrel play that I thought "this thing might fall apart after a few more people rent it!" and then after I used it for a full day it actually tightened up if that makes sense. There was less barrel play after my rental weekend than when it began. So odd to me.
I used it on a crop body and found it to be very sharp. I thought it was weak at 70mm when I looked on my LCD screen, but found I didn't use it at full 70 so much as I did at 24-60 (had the amazing 18-35 as well). I think I let a lot of the known issues in my head instead of going off my own experience with the lens. It was after I looked at the pictures on the laptop I saw the real. And the VC came in very handy. Only thing I wasn't a fan of was the weight and size of the lens.


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Apr 24, 2014 01:39 |  #35

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I will give the Tamron a try, I'm hoping QC is better with 2014 production.

My bad experience was 2-3 weeks ago. Brand New lens !!


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Apr 24, 2014 08:02 |  #36

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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 .

Perhaps this is not the best example to look for noise, but here's a photo I took handheld at ISO3200 and f5.6 and processed in Lightroom with a moderate amount of noise reduction. This was shot with a 24-70 2.8L on 5DIII. I've also attached a 100% crop of the photo. Are you seeing worse noise than this after doing some noise reduction in lightroom?

IMAGE: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4xDEalI2ASQ/U1kFabrZRGI/AAAAAAAAGpA/grVnT1VNY-s/s800/LR3A2306.jpg

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Apr 24, 2014 09:58 |  #37

I'll have the Tamron next Wednesday, I'm afraid my mind-set now is I'm sending it back before I get it.


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Apr 24, 2014 12:51 |  #38

I just picked up the Tamron this week and it looks really soft at 70mm f2.8... will need to do a bit more testing on it but you can see the softness even without 100% crops.

Note that the performance on the wide end (24mm f2.8) is significantly better than at 70mm. Stopping down does help (best at 5.6, but considerably sharper at 4.0 already).

I'm still debating whether or not image stabilization on this lens outweighs sharpness for me...


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Apr 25, 2014 05:47 |  #39

mag10 wrote in post #16857664 (external link)
Perhaps this is not the best example to look for noise, but here's a photo I took handheld at ISO3200 and f5.6 and processed in Lightroom with a moderate amount of noise reduction. This was shot with a 24-70 2.8L on 5DIII. I've also attached a 100% crop of the photo. Are you seeing worse noise than this after doing some noise reduction in lightroom?

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thanks for help.
your shot is awesome for my eyes no noise at all.the noise I'm talking about is on my Raw file without reduction in LR. after LR reduction they will be okay as well.will you post 100% crop of your shot without LR reduction? I'm new in this i couldn't manage to post my shot here because of size. I'm biting myself to buy canon 24-70 instead of tamron but i think in that case i have to sale one of my lenses.




  
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Apr 25, 2014 10:05 as a reply to  @ tomohdi's post |  #40

I say just get the tamron and then send it in to tamron for calibration. I highly doubt anyone cant be without their camera for a week or so. And if doing so helps me save 1000 dollars it just seems worth it to me. When canon comes out with IS then I would reconsider but most reviews still place the tamron very very close to the canon but with the addition of VC. I mean on potn your gonna get a fair share of canon or nothing type of folks. The Canon 24-70 v1 was highly regarded and many people argued it was the best 24-70 on the market. The tamron beats the 24-70 v1 and isnt far behind the v2, so that should say something about tamron. Showing pics to my friend while testing out both lenses she couldnt tell the difference. I trust the Canon is better but not 1000dollars better. Of course if money wasnt a concern then I would pick sharpness over vc, canon over tamron. However I decided to get a second lens with the money I saved.


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Apr 25, 2014 12:59 as a reply to  @ elitejp's post |  #41

I initially purchased the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 with VC and I returned it a couple of days later and got the Canon version II. No IS but considerably sharper !


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Apr 25, 2014 19:11 |  #42

I'm planning to get the Tamron as well. But now doubting....


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Apr 25, 2014 20:10 as a reply to  @ bikfoto's post |  #43

I will use the Tammy for a week and decide (comes in next week), tomorrow I will use the Canon 24-70 mkII again, most of the day at the zoo. Still have a problem with the price of the Canon, if I do send the Tammy back I might just get the new Sigma 50mm art and call it good.


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Apr 25, 2014 20:36 |  #44

peteg1 wrote in post #16856648 (external link)
I would love the Canon but at 1000+more.

One option for those of you that want the Canon but think it's too expensive is to wait for a Canon rebate deal - I've seen the lens sell for less than $1800 during those rebate times. Alternatively, do what I did and get it during one of the Canon Refurbished sales when you can get it for even less. At those price, you're looking at a difference of about $600 or less.


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Apr 25, 2014 20:41 |  #45

tomohdi wrote in post #16859952 (external link)
thanks for help.
your shot is awesome for my eyes no noise at all.the noise I'm talking about is on my Raw file without reduction in LR. after LR reduction they will be okay as well.will you post 100% crop of your shot without LR reduction? I'm new in this i couldn't manage to post my shot here because of size. I'm biting myself to buy canon 24-70 instead of tamron but i think in that case i have to sale one of my lenses.

Here's the same crop without any adjustments or noise reduction in LR.

IMAGE: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M3w9YEhDstQ/U1sOW-m9bdI/AAAAAAAAGwU/OVwML5Gas0I/s800/100CropRaw-2306.jpg

Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Sony DSC-RX100M3 | Canon EF 16-35 f/4 L IS USM EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM | Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM ART | Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Dedicated flash ST-E3 RT controller

  
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