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Sep 22, 2015 13:16 |  #16

This won't last long, but here on POTN:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1439611

That price is unbeatable ($750 shipped).

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Sep 22, 2015 13:47 |  #17

bumpintheroad wrote in post #17713744 (external link)
I would think that buying used would reasonably ensure the focus worked properly on the Tamron. After all, why would the original purchaser keep the new lens if it didn't work properly? While the seller could be dishonest or simply not have enough experience to recognize a problem, you could review the seller's photos and ask for a short money-back guarantee to address those risks.

To be fair, I knew people that had to send theirs back and when they got the "new" one back from Tamron, they didn't even bother trying it out. They just put it on the used market and bought something else.




  
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Sep 22, 2015 15:02 |  #18

the flying moose wrote in post #17717577 (external link)
To be fair, I knew people that had to send theirs back and when they got the "new" one back from Tamron, they didn't even bother trying it out. They just put it on the used market and bought something else.


Which is reason why the lens has become an incredible value. You can buy em all day long from 650-750 used on ebay and 750-830 new.


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Sep 22, 2015 22:53 |  #19

Talley wrote in post #17717677 (external link)
Which is reason why the lens has become an incredible value. You can buy em all day long from 650-750 used on ebay and 750-830 new.

Depends what you call a "value". Personally, I would never drop $650-750 on a lens that I have myself witnessed fail multiple times over multiple units. When your biggest draw over the Canon is stabilization, and that doesn't work right, then what's the point. That's just me though.




  
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Sep 23, 2015 00:33 |  #20

MalVeauX wrote in post #17717541 (external link)
This won't last long, but here on POTN:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1439611

That price is unbeatable ($750 shipped).

Very best,

We'll see; I paid $799 delivered with a couple nice filters. They are out there.....


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Sep 23, 2015 05:32 |  #21

the flying moose wrote in post #17718257 (external link)
Depends what you call a "value". Personally, I would never drop $650-750 on a lens that I have myself witnessed fail multiple times over multiple units. When your biggest draw over the Canon is stabilization, and that doesn't work right, then what's the point. That's just me though.


Sorry you had issues. I did too on my first copy but only with the outer points. The VC works as I take 50-70mm shots at 1/5 quite a bit on static shots. I cannot do this without VC.

Another big reason for me though is the use of a 24-70VC on my 7D2 produces really good handheld video.


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Sep 23, 2015 11:23 |  #22

Talley wrote in post #17718503 (external link)
Sorry you had issues. I did too on my first copy but only with the outer points. The VC works as I take 50-70mm shots at 1/5 quite a bit on static shots. I cannot do this without VC.

Another big reason for me though is the use of a 24-70VC on my 7D2 produces really good handheld video.

It wasn't me personally, I own the Canon 24-70. It was friends and local photographers I know that had the issues. The VC wouldn't work and the focus just hunting forever were the issues they were having and having a lens with an issue, sending it back and getting a new copy only to find it has the same issue, to sending that one back and the new one has the same issue is not acceptable to me and personally, with what I have seen, I would never trust a Tamron if I was doing photography for money. The money they saved over the Canon was not worth the headache IMO.




  
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Sep 23, 2015 12:32 |  #23

the flying moose wrote in post #17718868 (external link)
It wasn't me personally, I own the Canon 24-70. It was friends and local photographers I know that had the issues. The VC wouldn't work and the focus just hunting forever were the issues they were having and having a lens with an issue, sending it back and getting a new copy only to find it has the same issue, to sending that one back and the new one has the same issue is not acceptable to me and personally, with what I have seen, I would never trust a Tamron if I was doing photography for money. The money they saved over the Canon was not worth the headache IMO.


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Sep 23, 2015 12:37 |  #24

I was going to get the Tamron to replace my MKI 24-70 L, but ended up just getting it used on one of the forums for under $1500. I was very, very close to pulling the trigger though on Tamron, especially because of VC (and cost). I would not recommend the MKI 24-70 at this point, because it is at the bottom of the totem pole IQ wise from whatever else exists (whether its the Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, MKII 2.8 of Canon, or the f4 IS of Canon, provided you can lose a stop of light).


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Sep 25, 2015 01:14 |  #25

the flying moose wrote in post #17718868 (external link)
It wasn't me personally, I own the Canon 24-70. It was friends and local photographers I know that had the issues. The VC wouldn't work and the focus just hunting forever were the issues they were having and having a lens with an issue, sending it back and getting a new copy only to find it has the same issue, to sending that one back and the new one has the same issue is not acceptable to me and personally, with what I have seen, I would never trust a Tamron if I was doing photography for money. The money they saved over the Canon was not worth the headache IMO.

I know a couple of pro photographers who had this happen with their Tamron 24-70. One of them experienced AF failure when we were at the same event, and he was upset because he'd had 2 prior copies do the same thing. When it came time to buy a midrange zoom lens, I also went for the Canon. I've read that the AF on the Tamron is not as quick as the Canon, and that is also a major issue for me since I spend most of my time in AI Servo.


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Oct 01, 2015 00:15 |  #26

Just finished putting together a home studio........ my first attempt with my new backdrop, and one of the first shots with my new Tammy. I'm a happy man so far.

Thank you for all of you input.

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