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Dec 28, 2016 05:01 as a reply to  @ post 18224997 |  #31

Kind of a mixed bag. The Gym had 1/2 of the lights off due to an electrical issue. Because of that I actually wound up using my 50 art at 1.4 quite a bit. Looking back through my images there wasn't a lot of really stellar shots with the 85 but I don't blame that on the lens.
I found the Tamron fast focusing with VC off. It just works. With VC on there is a little hesitation but it never took a way out of focus shot because of it. It just adds a small hesitation to the shutter. It does however, seem to improve my hit rate. This hesitation seems to improve the focus once the shutter is released.


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Dec 28, 2016 07:24 |  #32

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Kind of a mixed bag. The Gym had 1/2 of the lights off due to an electrical issue. Because of that I actually wound up using my 50 art at 1.4 quite a bit. Looking back through my images there wasn't a lot of really stellar shots with the 85 but I don't blame that on the lens.
I found the Tamron fast focusing with VC off. It just works. With VC on there is a little hesitation but it never took a way out of focus shot because of it. It just adds a small hesitation to the shutter. It does however, seem to improve my hit rate. This hesitation seems to improve the focus once the shutter is released.

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As a person who shoots sports & weddings, owns the Tamron, as well as a 5DSr and 1DXii, I think your biggest issue was the terrible light and the fact you had to use such a low SS. If you were able to shoot at 1/640 or 1/800, then VC would have been unnecessary - even on the 5DSr - that is the SS where I tested and confirmed the 85L was able to be repeatedly tack sharp.


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Dec 28, 2016 11:03 |  #33

Sucks the lights were so bad. I personally like to be at 1/1000 if at possible because swinging arms seem to always show movement blur slower than that. Nice examples though.


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Jan 01, 2017 22:55 |  #34

New Year's Day dinner at my parents.
600EX-rt Flash on camera bounced up and rear off white ceiling.
Christmas tree and lights in the background.
Slight 4:5 crop.
Tamron 85mm F2.8 Bokeh example.
Metered at 1 stop under for exposure with FEC at Metered center (bounced up and rear)
Brother's son.

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Feb 12, 2017 14:48 |  #35

Considering this lens after trying the Tamron 35mm f/1.8 VC, which is really nice. Not sure I need a 85 with a 70-200 f/2.8, but I'm very tempted to give it a try.


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Feb 18, 2017 11:07 |  #36

I have the Tamron 85mm VC on the way! I hope to post some pics here soon.


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Feb 18, 2017 14:43 |  #37

Picked one up today at Kenmore Camera, $699 on sale and special rebate of $50 for final price of $649.

Is it just me or is there something particularly satisfying about getting the last one? 8-)

Final jewel in my camera gear reorganization after going to the 5D4.

Now have Tamron's 35mm 1.8, their 24-70mm 2.8 and now the 85mm.

I also have the 70-200mm 2.8, but will be selling it now, having the 85mm and a new canon 100-400mm II being delivered Monday.


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Feb 19, 2017 17:01 |  #38

Just got this lens, quick test shot wide open-

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Feb 21, 2017 05:14 |  #39

Meghan.


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Feb 24, 2017 15:13 |  #40

Couple of quick shots of my dog this afternoon, beautifully sharp. Gonna love using this!


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Feb 24, 2017 17:39 |  #41

And one of my other pup...


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Feb 24, 2017 17:44 |  #42

Here is one wide open-


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Apr 21, 2017 13:56 |  #43

selfie - camera triggered with a 600EX-rt flash held in my left hand

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May 19, 2017 21:09 |  #44

We found this little one in the grass 2 weeks ago. She's grown strong and flies freely around the neighborhood. She comes back and squawks when she wants food. She eats on her own but I need to get her to find bugs on her own. Not going to lie, I'm going to be sad when she doesn't come back.

The misses had the camera....not sure how we missed the ISO 400 lol. In fact I wanted closer to f2 as well.


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Jun 12, 2017 18:14 |  #45

Baby sat for a close friend last week. I went ahead and took a bunch of images for mom. She loved them.


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