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Jun 27, 2014 20:35 |  #751

93octane wrote in post #16998342 (external link)
Just purchased this lens and it's going back. It's beautiful, sharp, great bokeh, but the focus is very in consistent. I blame it on the VC. I tried shooting with both on and off and the pics with the VC off are most consistently sharper than with the VC. Such a shame I wanted to love this lens, but the focus just doesn't cut it. I hope Tamron can address these issues in the future. I love the black look of the lens.

Man that sucks. I do think you have to let the VC kick in before taking the shot. It isn't as instant as the Canon version. I know personally I haven't had that issue, but that could also be due to the fact that I primarily shoot portraits with it and have the time to let the VC engage.


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Jun 28, 2014 01:33 |  #752

Because the VC kicks in a hair slower, you have to wait a bit--less than a second. So if you need rapid fire, I would half press the shutter in the moment of anticipation. Then at the right moment, I'd focus and fire. Works every time.




  
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Jun 28, 2014 10:18 |  #753

Josh Young wrote in post #16998923 (external link)
Because the VC kicks in a hair slower, you have to wait a bit--less than a second. So if you need rapid fire, I would half press the shutter in the moment of anticipation. Then at the right moment, I'd focus and fire. Works every time.

yes to this. it has no problems tracking, even in low light.

I have tested for AF performance, and it's great:
Compared to Canon 70-200mm F2.8mkii


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Jun 28, 2014 22:09 |  #754

I do let the VC kick in. I even move it side to side making sure it's working and then press the shutter. I done repeated tests and without the VC the pics are sharp. With it engaged I say 2 out 8 pics are not tack sharp. I've had the lens front focus on some shots. It confirms the focus, but when I look at the picture it's font focused. Not all the pics but it seems every now and then it hiccups and it either fronts focuses or the pictures are not sharp. :-( I was thinking about sending it back to B&H and getting a second copy, but I don't want to be paying shipping back to B&H until I find a good copy when I know a Canon copy of the version II will be spot on.

Same issues as me but this was posted 9 months ago on dpreview....


http://www.dpreview.co​m/forums/thread/354902​8 (external link)


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Jul 01, 2014 01:15 |  #755

Seal pups...

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Jul 02, 2014 21:44 |  #756

Finally got round to trying out my Canon 1.4x III & the Tamron 70-200 VC, had a similar experience with my 6D where it still indicated I was shooting at f2.8 even with the TC engaged.

Focussing was definitely slower too, hunted but would eventually engage in my non-scientific indoors testing range (read: office).




  
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Jul 02, 2014 22:39 |  #757

dliu wrote in post #17008483 (external link)
Finally got round to trying out my Canon 1.4x III & the Tamron 70-200 VC, had a similar experience with my 6D where it still indicated I was shooting at f2.8 even with the TC engaged.

Focussing was definitely slower too, hunted but would eventually engage in my non-scientific indoors testing range (read: office).

Yup, my same experience too...


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Jul 02, 2014 23:20 |  #758

Ah yup just went back and checked, I must have read about your experience earlier in the thread!

I've always had a feeling that something like this might happen, didn't know for sure until I remembered to try it out the other day.

Sure beats my original plan of buying & trying the Tamron 1.4x even if it isn't officially supported




  
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Jul 03, 2014 13:57 |  #759

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So cute! They're not shy? it looks you were pretty close.


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Jul 03, 2014 17:59 |  #760

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Jul 04, 2014 04:40 |  #761

7 shot pano
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Jul 04, 2014 06:29 |  #762

Lovely portrait Brenda. I can definitely see that you've taken it up a notch.

Here's one of our friend's daughter. Just pure cuteness as she's peering through her mom's dress.

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Jul 04, 2014 06:45 |  #763

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Lovely portrait Brenda. I can definitely see that you've taken it up a notch.

Here's one of our friend's daughter. Just pure cuteness as she's peering through her mom's dress.
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Cute kid! I love catching moments like that.

Thanks for the feedback. I always have room to improve but I am glad to be heading in the right direction.


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Jul 05, 2014 07:38 as a reply to  @ NewCreation's post |  #764

A few shots from last week in L.A. using my 70-200

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Jul 06, 2014 08:24 |  #765

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