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Canon 24-70 or Tamron 28-75? Worth the extra money??

 
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Mar 16, 2010 19:07 |  #16

Think I'm gonna give the Tamron a try, but buy from B&H instead of my local guy for an easier return process if the AF can't keep up with my daughter. Thanks to the poster who said it wasn't good for sports but could keep up with a toddler as that was my main concern. I especially love the 7D's zone focus mode in AI servo. Especially seeing I don't make any money (yet) from this hobby..


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Mar 16, 2010 19:32 |  #17

Share your experience when you do get it, I have no problems with mine, I don't shoot sports but do have pets and a toddler to be in the next couple months, he does crawl fast.


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Mar 18, 2010 05:13 as a reply to  @ enrigonz's post |  #18

I'm curious about this too, as I have the tammy 28-75 but have the chance to pick up the canon 24-70 at a pretty good price (900$). Think it's worth it to sell the tammy and grab the canon for a cost to me of about 550$?


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Mar 18, 2010 06:40 |  #19

You mean, at an additional cost of $550 ;-)a

If I thought it was worth it, I would have done it a long time ago, but that's just me.

The Canon won't be sharper, from what I have seen the color/contrast might be a touch better. It will certainly focus faster and will weigh considerably more.

On balance, I don't find the 24-70 all that appealing.

So, what should you do ? That's up to you.


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Mar 20, 2010 21:19 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #20

Well I made my decision, I bought the Tamron 28-75. I couldn't justify the extra 800 at this point. I can use that to save for either a 100-400L, 70-200 2.8 IS or a sigma 120-300 2.8. Haven't made up my mind, then I'll be done.........


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Mar 20, 2010 22:36 |  #21

skater911 wrote in post #9837936 (external link)
Well I made my decision, I bought the Tamron 28-75. I couldn't justify the extra 800 at this point. I can use that to save for either a 100-400L, 70-200 2.8 IS or a sigma 120-300 2.8. Haven't made up my mind, then I'll be done.........

How do you like it so far?


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Mar 20, 2010 23:32 |  #22

bohdank wrote in post #9806172 (external link)
Mine is sharp accross the board after sending it in to Tamron for a halation issue at 75mm which gave images a bit of a glow. It focuses fine in all but the lowest light on a 5D/5DII, less so on my last crop, 40D. Not the greatest in AI Servo due to it's focusing method, gears, but that's the only thing that is, in real life, a negative for me.

I think way too much is made about construction. Mine has been bumped, flown off a car seat a couple of times attached to a camera, been snowed on and it's no worse for wear. If you drop it on concrete it will break but then again so will every L ;-)a

Agree mine is sharp and hits focus across the board. Mine has also been bumped and snowed on. I actually got mine as a f/2.8 "filler" for my kit.

I also owned the brick until recently. Great lens, but so is my copy of the 28-75.


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Mar 21, 2010 00:11 |  #23

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How do you like it so far?

So far mixed feelings...

By the time I got home it was starting to get dark so I haven't taken pics to really look at the color/contrast and sharpness. I did however play with the AF system, is it loud... no, but louder than my current L's and that is to be expected. The AF seems to be spot on no front or back focusing that I can tell. The one thing I am not to found of so far is the zoom ring, it feels a little cheap. It doesn't feel precise and smooth, but it is also a 450 lens. I am going to take it out tomorrow and play with it and see how I like it. I have a 14 day return policy and if I don't like it than I will buck up and get the 24-70L


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Mar 21, 2010 00:33 |  #24

skater911 wrote in post #9838816 (external link)
So far mixed feelings...

By the time I got home it was starting to get dark so I haven't taken pics to really look at the color/contrast and sharpness. I did however play with the AF system, is it loud... no, but louder than my current L's and that is to be expected. The AF seems to be spot on no front or back focusing that I can tell. The one thing I am not to found of so far is the zoom ring, it feels a little cheap. It doesn't feel precise and smooth, but it is also a 450 lens. I am going to take it out tomorrow and play with it and see how I like it. I have a 14 day return policy and if I don't like it than I will buck up and get the 24-70L

I've stated this earlier, but if you want to save some money but that an excellent pro quality lens, I recommend the Sigma 24-70 HSM. It is very very close to the Canon 24-70 from my experience. Only major downside it has is it takes 82mm filters oppose to 77mm filters, but if you don't use filters, then it isn't really a downside for you =)


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Mar 21, 2010 09:34 |  #25

themadman wrote in post #9838888 (external link)
I've stated this earlier, but if you want to save some money but that an excellent pro quality lens, I recommend the Sigma 24-70 HSM. It is very very close to the Canon 24-70 from my experience. Only major downside it has is it takes 82mm filters oppose to 77mm filters, but if you don't use filters, then it isn't really a downside for you =)

the problem I see with that lens is the price, for a little more you can buy a used 24-70L used


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Mar 21, 2010 14:11 |  #26

themadman wrote in post #9838888 (external link)
I've stated this earlier, but if you want to save some money but that an excellent pro quality lens, I recommend the Sigma 24-70 HSM. It is very very close to the Canon 24-70 from my experience. Only major downside it has is it takes 82mm filters oppose to 77mm filters, but if you don't use filters, then it isn't really a downside for you =)

Yeah you provided great info, I thought about the sigma, but in the end price was the biggest factor. I knew going from L lens' back to a Tamron was going to be noticable in the build quality and I expected that, the real test is going to bed color and sharpness. I don't pixel peep so if the difference isn't dramatically noticeable then I think I am going to stick with it. I especially love the 6 year warranty. In the end I think this is going to be my "everyday walkaround zoo type lens" and when I want to be really creative I will bring my primes out to play.


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Mar 21, 2010 14:37 |  #27

enrigonz wrote in post #9840307 (external link)
the problem I see with that lens is the price, for a little more you can buy a used 24-70L used

So get the Sigma used... lol it is easily $300-$400 less new to new compared. If you can find one used, I am pretty sure the same price difference would be there.

Skater > Hey, whatever floats your boat. To me the Sigma is pretty much just as good as the L for a few hundred less. For me it is not about pixel peeping, it is all about ring USM (speed, accuracy, full time manual).


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Mar 21, 2010 16:49 |  #28

This thread was about the Canon 24-70 or the Tamron 28-75, to me the Tamron has worked very good and the IQ you can get out of this lens is very close to that of the Canon 24-70. IMO the Sigma is not that good in IQ, it's a matter of opinion I guess but in that focal range I prefer the Tamron or the Canon if you have the money. Sigma has some good lens in the telephoto range such as the 150-500 or the 120-400, one of which I intend to buy in the future.


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Mar 21, 2010 20:58 |  #29

I've owned both of these...and when I had the Tamron, it was damn sharp! Open, closed, zoomed, wide..you name it. I upgraded first to the 28-70 2.8 and now to the 24-70 2.8 just because I am now bringing in the cash to put back into my equipment...
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Mar 21, 2010 21:05 |  #30

enrigonz wrote in post #9842535 (external link)
This thread was about the Canon 24-70 or the Tamron 28-75, to me the Tamron has worked very good and the IQ you can get out of this lens is very close to that of the Canon 24-70. IMO the Sigma is not that good in IQ, it's a matter of opinion I guess but in that focal range I prefer the Tamron or the Canon if you have the money. Sigma has some good lens in the telephoto range such as the 150-500 or the 120-400, one of which I intend to buy in the future.

Have you used both? I see close to no difference between the Canon and the Sigma.


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