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Sep 15, 2016 09:11 |  #16

Don't say that too loud, I may want to sell the one I have. :)


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Sep 16, 2016 09:45 |  #17

Talley wrote in post #18126009 (external link)
Step away from the crazy stuff... Lol

I'll try but there is no way the 100-400-2 bests a 24-70-2.;-)a


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Oct 06, 2016 01:00 |  #18

Have both the 24-70. The V2 is much better but then maybe I have one of those bad V1 copies.




  
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Oct 09, 2016 14:29 |  #19

Have you bought it yet? I sat on the fence for a while having been a very satisfied long time 24-105L user. But when the price reached an acceptable level plus a dealer here in the UK was offering an extra 10% off and interest free credit I couldn't resist. Wow! This lens is in a different class for standard zooms and I've never regretted buying it. A perfect match to go with my 70-200L II for a two zoom kit. Go for it!


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Oct 10, 2016 01:26 |  #20

Get the 11-24 F4 as well, and you'll have the zoom trifecta!


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Oct 10, 2016 02:35 |  #21

Have not purchased it yet.

What do you guys think of the Tamron version with IS?




  
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Oct 10, 2016 03:56 |  #22

George Zip wrote in post #18152937 (external link)
Have not purchased it yet.

What do you guys think of the Tamron version with IS?

I can't give you an opinion on it as I've never used it, but by all accounts it's a decent lens. However, if funding is no object I would still go for the 24-70 II (as I did) mainly due to its superb overall image quality and full autofocus compatibility. Remember, all independent lens manufacturers reverse engineer the AF algorithms and they don't always get it right as a lot of Tamron and Sigma users know.


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Oct 10, 2016 15:54 |  #23

George Zip wrote in post #18152937 (external link)
Have not purchased it yet.

You took too long. I just bought one for 1,999 on Ted's eBay site with the 20% coupon code. Expired last night.


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Oct 10, 2016 16:05 |  #24

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You took too long. I just bought one for 1,999 on Ted's eBay site with the 20% coupon code. Expired last night.

Didn't even know there was a coupon.




  
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Oct 10, 2016 16:48 |  #25

You should keep an eye on that stuff if it matters to you then. EBay regularly have 10, 15 and 20% off sales. JB do 10-15% off sales every now and then. DigiDirect do a 10% off sale twice a year, next ones should be at Christmas


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Oct 10, 2016 17:47 |  #26

AdamJL wrote in post #18153461 (external link)
You should keep an eye on that stuff if it matters to you then. EBay regularly have 10, 15 and 20% off sales. JB do 10-15% off sales every now and then. DigiDirect do a 10% off sale twice a year, next ones should be at Christmas

You are right

Trouble is man, I am a pawnbroker and I do deals all day everyday for a living. I do things like photography to avoid Ebay and bargain hunting as it is tedious ( for me)




  
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Oct 10, 2016 22:53 |  #27

I picked by the 24-70 2.8II for a recent trip to the USA and left my 24-105L home. I thought I would miss the reach and the IS, but I can truly say I didn't miss either. The lens is super sharp compared to my copy of the 24-105L, with great contrast and color. Didn't miss IS as it's only 70mm at the long end and 2.8 gives you a little more to play with. I'm now looking to add the 70-200 2.8II in the future as, not being a pro and just a hobby for me, that two lens combo with a wide angle (I have a 17-40L) would be a great kit (even if a little heavy) that would cover a lot of situations when travelling. With photography as a hobby, I find that you make do with what you have. I contemplated going to the US just with the 50L - I would have missed some shots, but it would have made me think and adjust to each situation - it stimulates the creative process! Obviously, if you're doing this for a living, then you need the appropriate tools (lens) for the job.


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Oct 10, 2016 22:58 |  #28

AdamJL wrote in post #18153461 (external link)
You should keep an eye on that stuff if it matters to you then. EBay regularly have 10, 15 and 20% off sales. JB do 10-15% off sales every now and then. DigiDirect do a 10% off sale twice a year, next ones should be at Christmas

Can I ask a favor... if you see another sale, can you let me know.




  
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Oct 11, 2016 08:49 |  #29

George Zip wrote in post #18152937 (external link)
Have not purchased it yet.

What do you guys think of the Tamron version with IS?

This has just been posted on The Digital Picture which will be of interest to you. There's detailed info on 24-70 lenses including the Tamron (which isn't brilliant unfortunately with AF and copy to copy inconsistencies). A good read though!

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …News-Post.aspx?News=19056 (external link)


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Oct 11, 2016 09:04 |  #30

I have a love hate relationship with the 24-70 lens. 2.8 is beefy F4 not fast enough. I really enjoy having IS/VC and love my tamron. I got lucky because my Tamron is one stellar performer... it's accurate, has VC and sharp throughout it's range. The canon II is better yes... also much faster AF... alot faster. It's AF is as fast as a 70-200 type fast AND it's super accurate even with those speeds. But it doesn't have IS though so sucks for vacation type things where you want to snap some video too.


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