Just curious : how many of you guys own more than one lens for the same focal range and aperture?
In my case, I have the 70-200 IS II. It's absolutely awesome and I love it.
But sometimes I wish it wasn't white and a bit lighter, in another word : less attention-grabbing and easier to carry. Yesterday I accidentally saw this guy was selling his almost new tamron 70-200 f/2.8 lens. I immediately contacted him and bought it for $400.
The lens is quite a bit lighter than 70-200 IS II. The canon weighs 30% more than the tamron. Also the tamron is black, which I prefer. Only did some test shots, initial impression : it 's a sharp lens, much sharper than the sigma 70-200 EX HSM I had before at 200mm , f2.8. When stopped down to f/4 it's about the same sharpness to the IS II at f/2.8. AF is on the slow side, but I don't plan to shoot sports with it, primarily just for candid shots. For shooting event I will still bring the IS II.
Now let me hear your stories