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Regret selling my Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC PRIME / re-buy or 24-105 f4L IS ?

 
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Jun 27, 2014 15:31 |  #1

Just watched my past Disneyland Paris pics, damn this zoom has prime sharpness!!
Sold it for a Sigma 35 1.4 Art to be able to go to f1.4, also a superb lens.

As I sell my Sigma 15 2.8 Fisheye, i'll probably re-buy it later.

I'm only doubting between the Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC and the Canon 24-105 f4L IS.
I had the 24-105 f4L IS in past, nice range, a lot of model photographers use it inside.

Which one would you buy and why, the fastest with more bokeh or +35mm zoom extra?


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Jun 27, 2014 15:37 |  #2

I've been really impressed with the recent Tamron stuff. I have their 70-200 VC and it blew me away when I first tried it. Never thought I'd own a Tamron lens, as I always thought of them as lower end stuff.




  
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Jun 27, 2014 15:59 |  #3

I haven't used the Tamron 24-70 VC, but that seems like that would be a good fit with your current lenses. I thought about selling my 24-70, after getting the Sigma 35, but just couldn't do it since that lens is so versatile for family shots and events.


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Jun 27, 2014 16:38 |  #4

I would definitely do it in your case, 24-70 2.8 II is extremely expensive, the 35 1.4 Art & Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC really are top, this would definitely have extra value.

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I haven't used the Tamron 24-70 VC, but that seems like that would be a good fit with your current lenses. I thought about selling my 24-70, after getting the Sigma 35, but just couldn't do it since that lens is so versatile for family shots and events.


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Jun 27, 2014 16:58 |  #5

CanonYouCan wrote in post #16998261 (external link)
I would definitely do it in your case, 24-70 2.8 II is extremely expensive, the 35 1.4 Art & Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC really are top, this would definitely have extra value.

I've used both the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC and the Canon 24-70 f2.8L II. The Tamron is an excellent lens and I miss VC, but it just doesn't quite match the Canon's sharpness and IQ - IMHO.

I've used the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC, but settled on the Canon 70-200 f4 IS because it is much lighter and has superior IQ and sharpness. It also allows me to shoot handheld at 1/15, which I love.


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Jun 27, 2014 17:32 |  #6

For me, the choice is easy. I had the 24-105 when I first bought my 5D3 and it was tough to get those "wow" shots. Also, it always seemed like I needed an additional ~30mm on the tele-end to really make the range useful for an all-in-one type lens. The image quality was on par with what you would expect from an L and the weather sealing survived the New England blizzard last winter...but the extra (albeit limited) reach over a 24-70 f/2.8 just wasn't worth it.

The image quality of the Tamron is superior, the AF speed is superior, the IS (VC) is superior, the f/2.8 gives fair low-light capability and better bokeh. Considering you have an 85, 135, and the 70-200, I can't see what the 24-105 will really add for you. If you are looking for an all-in-one lens, with great image quality, to cover wide to tele focal lengths for travel purposes...join the club. The 28-300L comes to mind but it's expensive and the image quality might leave you slightly disappointed.


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Jun 27, 2014 18:11 |  #7

if you can live without the 2.8 my vote would be the 24-105/4 as its my go to lens,i get some quality photos with this zoom only problem is its heavy, i would pick it over the off brands any day and there poor auto focus,can't beat the price ether for a L-lens.


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Jun 27, 2014 20:04 |  #8

Possibly consider buying a used tamron 24-70vc so you dont take a hit on a new one. Worst case scenario is you must send out for calibration.

Theres always a good number of new kit lens 24-105L's for sale. Super versatile lens if you dont mind f4.

If budget permits save up and go for a Canon 24-70Lmk2 and you will not regret it. If you think the 70-200 f/2.8IS mk2 is nice imagine the same identical IQ in a medium zoom. The image quality between the two lenses would be seamless. I could not say the same thing for a 24-105L or tammy.

If you tested your siggy 35mm at f/2.8 and a canon 24-70Lmk2 at f/2.8 I'd be suprised if you can tell the difference between the two.

If you just not a zoom person save a bundle and go tammy but dont do an a/b comparison to a canon mk2.


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Jun 27, 2014 20:57 |  #9

I just just and returned the tamron 24-70 2.8, I think I just got a bad copy, possibly front focusing badly, but if I had a sharp copy of that lens I would love it


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Jun 28, 2014 10:21 |  #10

It depends on what you shoot. If it were me I'd get the 24-105 because it's useful to me as a studio lens and would be more useful as a bridge lens between using my primes, but not useful enough which is why I sold mine ;)

2.8 zooms are great, but I'd rather use a couple of primes for those wider FL's, you've already got the 35/1.4, I'd get a 85mm next. To me the zooms become far more handy at the UWA and telephoto ends, at the mid-range I find primes more useful.


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Jun 28, 2014 11:01 |  #11

If you regret selling it, then the replacement is that very lens. Re-buy it.


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Jun 28, 2014 12:00 as a reply to  @ kfreels's post |  #12

Keep in mind I have not used the Tamron.

If you don't mind spending the difference (money and possibly time if the small chance it is not a stellar copy), I'd get the Tamron again. It should have better IS and it is a f/2.8.

If on the other hand the Canon's extra reach makes it good for a general walk around lens. So for me I don't have to switch lenses as often to the 70-200 when out and about (during the day). If late in the day early evening then I take my Sigma 24-60mm f/2.8 zoom.

(But)Also if you don't mind taking faster primes (like your S35) and/or a flash with you for when they are needed, then the Canon can be good anytime lens.

If I could only have one or the other, I'd rather have a f/2.8 "normal" range zoom. Which is why my suggestion is the Tamron.


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Jun 28, 2014 17:11 |  #13

EverydayGetaway wrote in post #16999418 (external link)
It depends on what you shoot. If it were me I'd get the 24-105 because it's useful to me as a studio lens and would be more useful as a bridge lens between using my primes, but not useful enough which is why I sold mine ;)

2.8 zooms are great, but I'd rather use a couple of primes for those wider FL's, you've already got the 35/1.4, I'd get a 85mm next. To me the zooms become far more handy at the UWA and telephoto ends, at the mid-range I find primes more useful.

The second paragraph is exactly what i am thinking, just as youve read my mind :-D


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Jun 29, 2014 04:51 |  #14

F2.8 zooms are great for quick changes in focal length, limited mobility, and low light. I try to avoid slower zooms when possible, since I tend to curse at them in low light, whereas f2.8, I've made an effort at fast glass, even if not fast enough.


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Jun 29, 2014 05:05 |  #15

CanonYouCan wrote in post #16998179 (external link)
Just watched my past Disneyland Paris pics, damn this zoom has prime sharpness!!
Sold it for a Sigma 35 1.4 Art to be able to go to f1.4, also a superb lens.

As I sell my Sigma 15 2.8 Fisheye, i'll probably re-buy it later.

I'm only doubting between the Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC and the Canon 24-105 f4L IS.
I had the 24-105 f4L IS in past, nice range, a lot of model photographers use it inside.

Which one would you buy and why, the fastest with more bokeh or +35mm zoom extra?

Heya,

If you need more than 70mm for portrait, just get a proper 85mm, 100mm or 135mm prime lens. The 24-105 is mediocre in many ways, as you are just compromising everything for the sake of what it is (a weather sealed L lens with IS). The Tamron 24-70 F2.8 VC is superior in every way. You can always stop down to F4 if you need that. But with the Canon, F4 is as wide as you'll get.

Given the choice between the 24-105 F4L and the Tamron 24-70 F2.8 VC, I wouldn't even hesitate, I'd take the Tamron every time. I don't see any real purpose to the 24-105 unless it's your only lens. When you have access to many lenses and you're ok with having several lenses, the 24-105 no longer has a place in my opinion as there are simply better options.

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