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Aug 30, 2014 20:09 |  #811

BB70Chevelle wrote in post #17126163 (external link)
At a race with this lens right now and so far not at all impressed with its auto focus in low light, during the day I love this lens but, last night trying to take shots at the track even with flash I couldn't for the life of me get this lens to focus on the cars.

I don't understand what the flash have anything to do with the AF? Normally the flash is fired after the AF already be acquired. Normally every lens and body have a limit on the AF. There is a trick that help acquired good AF, not always works but it help. Say, instead of focusing on the eyes or face when shooting in dimmed environment. Sometime I focus on the feet or accessories on the body. While yes it's not the same as focus on the eyes but at least that normally get the focus in a good ball park and better than focus on something totally far off or not able to AF at all.

PS: I am thinking about getting this lens also, but maybe waiting for the next round of rebate.




  
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Sep 01, 2014 04:02 |  #812

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Sep 01, 2014 12:44 |  #813

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17126583 (external link)
Maybe we should carry this conversation on in one of the model specific threads. :lol:

BUT...I know you have at least a 6D and the a7r...how do you separate the two as far as what you're shooting goes? I can't imaging trying to manually focus a moving target such as your kids swim meet. :eek:

It's somewhat relevant because the OP was blaming his poor focusing on this lens, which is most likely from his 7D. I've had this on the 6D and 5D3. Never had issues with focusing in low light. Keep in mind that when the light is low enough, you WILL have some issues tracking people (with any lens) :)




  
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Sep 01, 2014 17:49 |  #814

Josh Young wrote in post #17129602 (external link)
It's somewhat relevant because the OP was blaming his poor focusing on this lens, which is most likely from his 7D. I've had this on the 6D and 5D3. Never had issues with focusing in low light. Keep in mind that when the light is low enough, you WILL have some issues tracking people (with any lens) :)

Yah...the 6D is canon's best sensor and low light camera. 7D... not so much.


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Sep 02, 2014 16:30 |  #815

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17130220 (external link)
Yah...the 6D is canon's best sensor and low light camera. 7D... not so much.

I don't know how my camera did it, but I had the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 on my 6D at a wedding this labor day weekend and I was able to focus on the couple's faces in lighting that was pitch black to my eye. They were heavily back lit and I only set up speedlights at each end of their departure, nothing on camera, but it doesnt matter since the AF locks prior to flashes being fired.

Like I said, I only saw pitch black bodies coming towards me, but I was able to focus just fine on their faces. Could be just AF on the contrast from shadow to bright lights. I know this is the 70-200 thread, but I figured I'd throw in my experience with the same brand. With their 70-200, I did have some trouble focusing in a dim room, into a mirror on a girl's face for her sweet 16. Could have been a dirty mirror or just trouble forcusing, but other than that, I've never had trouble. I'm in love with these Tamron lenses.




  
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Sep 04, 2014 09:50 |  #816

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Sep 04, 2014 16:54 |  #817

Was Shooting with the 70-200 Tammy on my 7D with great results. Upgraded to the 6D and shot some fashion studio as well as night runway. WOW. I noticed a diff in detail. Even shot a model at dusk around 28,000 ISO and came out very nice (some post done). I've had this lens for about 6 months.


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Sep 05, 2014 13:40 |  #818

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Sep 05, 2014 16:21 |  #819

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Canon 6D, 70 200 Tamron VC, Adorama Strobe with Beauty Dish

Canon 6D Gripped | Canon 7D Gripped | Canon 30D Gripped | Canon 28-70 2.8 L | Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD | Canon 50mm 1.4 | Sigma 17-50 F/2.8 EX DC HSM | Sigma 30mm 1.4 | Canon 430EX

  
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Sep 05, 2014 17:31 |  #820

Make sure you have the right link brentandeck

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*Nikon D3s * Nikon D5 * Nikon D7100 * 18-105mm kitlens * Tamron AF SP 90 mm f/2.8 VC USD Macro * Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 SP Di VC USD * Nikkor 200-400 F4 G ED VR * SB600 *
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Sep 05, 2014 20:28 |  #821

Thanks Mozes for getting the photo on here. Not sure why my link wasn't working.


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Sep 05, 2014 21:37 |  #822

Can someone recommend me a good lens pouch for this bad boy? I've never bought one before (lens pouch)


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Sep 05, 2014 21:49 as a reply to  @ Agustin.Reyes's post |  #823

I use an Adorama Slinger for field work (concerts). I can't fit the lens hood in, but fits snuggly on my belt and quick access when I need it. I need to be as mobile as possible when in the midst of crowds of people.


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Sep 06, 2014 00:19 |  #824

Agustin.Reyes wrote in post #17138300 (external link)
Can someone recommend me a good lens pouch for this bad boy? I've never bought one before (lens pouch)

Lowepro 11 cm x 126 cm lens case on Amazon.


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Sep 06, 2014 00:39 |  #825

GregoryF wrote in post #17138452 (external link)
Lowepro 11 cm x 126 cm lens case on Amazon.

I've read it's kinda big, do you have it? Does the lens shake inside the pouch?

I did a small research and I'm in between the Lowepro 11x26 & the Tamrac Pro 200


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