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Photo Comparison Between Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 (Non VC) vs. Canon 70-200 f/4.0

 
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Aug 06, 2014 12:41 |  #1

I took these photos to share the differences in not only bokeh, but also sharpness between these two lenses.

First photo: Tamron @ 200mm f2.8
Second: Canon @ 200mm f4.0
Third: Tamron @ 200mm f4.0


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Aug 06, 2014 12:42 |  #2

Tamron f4.0


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Aug 06, 2014 12:46 |  #3

These next 3 photos are 100% crop

First photo: Tamron @ 200mm f2.8
Second: Canon @ 200mm f4.0
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Aug 06, 2014 12:46 |  #4

Tamron f/4.0


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Aug 06, 2014 12:58 |  #5

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First photo: Tamron @ 200mm f2.8
Second: Canon @ 200mm f4.0
Third: Tamron @ 200mm f4.0


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Aug 06, 2014 13:03 |  #6

Tamron 200mm f/4.0


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Aug 06, 2014 13:13 |  #7

These next 3 photos are 100% crop

First photo: Tamron @ 200mm f2.8
Second: Canon @ 200mm f4.0
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Aug 06, 2014 13:14 |  #8

Tamron f/4.0

At 2.8, it is soft but stopped down to f/4.0, it looks pretty good.


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Aug 06, 2014 14:08 |  #9

This very much reflects my experience as well. It is a sharp lens with great bokeh. I use mine mostly for portrait and fairly static situations. If I shot sports then I would upgrade to most likely the new Tammi.


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Aug 06, 2014 14:23 |  #10

I will be selling the Canon.

I love the bokeh at f/2.8 of the Tamron. Tamron's focus is noticeably slower and hunts a bit more than the Canon (which is superfast). 99% of my use would be for portraits so autofocus speed is not my main priority; while both are great lenses, Tamron is the better choice for me.

Sharpness is soft at f/2.8 @ 200mm for the Tamron but it is sharp at f/2.8 at 70-85mm.

Both lenses are about equal in sharpness after f/4.0 (of course Tamron looks slightly sharper AT f4.0 because it is stopped down from 2.8)


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Aug 06, 2014 15:44 |  #11

Right on par with what is normally found :)


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Aug 07, 2014 02:34 |  #12

BLUEONION wrote in post #17080360 (external link)
I will be selling the Canon.

I love the bokeh at f/2.8 of the Tamron. Tamron's focus is noticeably slower and hunts a bit more than the Canon (which is superfast). 99% of my use would be for portraits so autofocus speed is not my main priority; while both are great lenses, Tamron is the better choice for me.

Sharpness is soft at f/2.8 @ 200mm for the Tamron but it is sharp at f/2.8 at 70-85mm.

Both lenses are about equal in sharpness after f/4.0 (of course Tamron looks slightly sharper AT f4.0 because it is stopped down from 2.8)

Thanks for sharing sample images ..

surprised to see same image quality as canon on tamron ..
is new tamron with VC has better IQ that non-vc??




  
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Aug 07, 2014 09:12 |  #13

rajeevganesh wrote in post #17081431 (external link)
Thanks for sharing sample images ..

surprised to see same image quality as canon on tamron ..
is new tamron with VC has better IQ that non-vc??

Yeah both lens' image quality looks equal.
I have never used the new VC lens, but I believe it has a significantly better autofocusing and of course has the image stabilization (VC).


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Aug 07, 2014 17:38 |  #14

the new tamron VC is very sharp, even wide open. Pretty sure it beats the old one. I did a compare to the living legend, the 70-200mk2:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1384687


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Aug 29, 2014 01:59 |  #15

rajeevganesh wrote in post #17081431 (external link)
Thanks for sharing sample images ..

surprised to see same image quality as canon on tamron ..
is new tamron with VC has better IQ that non-vc??

got my new tamron 70-200 di LD ... taken with canon t3i




  
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