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Feb 05, 2013 13:09 |  #1

Would you guys do this?.. I'm selling my 24-105 lens on CL and someone offered me his 70-200 2.8 tamron a straight trade.. First I said No.. but im now im kinda interested.. For the folks who has this Tamron lens.. how do you like this lens?


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Feb 05, 2013 13:18 |  #2

You can sell your 24-105 all day long for the price the Tamron costs new... But I understand sometimes its just easier :-)

My bro I shoot with quite a bit has one in Nikon mount, uses it for weddings and portraits and the end results look great, I can't comment on the AF speed or his keeper rate.


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Feb 05, 2013 13:28 |  #3

On some reviews.. this has AF problems.. Slow and noisy AF motor even hard to focus manually.. I guess I'll pass..


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Feb 05, 2013 14:11 |  #4

Qtep wrote in post #15575520 (external link)
On some reviews.. this has AF problems.. Slow and noisy AF motor even hard to focus manually.. I guess I'll pass..

That's basically the summation of ALL Tamron lenses, since they mostly do not have a USM equivalent. Doesn't mean you can't get great shots with them.


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Feb 05, 2013 15:25 |  #5

Andrushka wrote in post #15575712 (external link)
That's basically the summation of ALL Tamron lenses, since they mostly do not have a USM equivalent. Doesn't mean you can't get great shots with them.

Execpt for the 70-300mm USD VC,24-70mm VC, 70-200mm VC, 90mm Macro and maybe some others;)


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Feb 05, 2013 16:46 |  #6

It's a great lens, very sharp. It doesn't focus quickly, but for portraits it's more than good enough. It lacks any kind of image stabilization though, and for me that was too much.


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Feb 05, 2013 23:51 |  #7

GregoryF wrote in post #15576067 (external link)
Execpt for the 70-300mm USD VC,24-70mm VC, 70-200mm VC, 90mm Macro and maybe some others;)

From your list only one of those has the USM equivalent (USD) so - "slow and noisy AF motor" does apply :-)

I'm not hatin' I think Tamron lenses are great bang for the buck...


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Feb 06, 2013 00:13 |  #8

Andrushka wrote in post #15577778 (external link)
From your list only one of those has the USM equivalent (USD) so - "slow and noisy AF motor" does apply :-)

Actually those he mentioned all have USD.


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Feb 06, 2013 00:16 |  #9

This lens' focus is terrible

I'd avoid it like the plague unless focus isn't crucial to you.




  
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Feb 06, 2013 07:27 as a reply to  @ h4ppydaze's post |  #10

I have an old (old) Tamron (SP 70-210mm F2.8 LD) - probably not the version you are looking at.

It has no problems with AF other than a little noisy and slow, heavy, built like a tank and very sharp. But IMO it is not worth a 24-105L. I keep it in case my Canon needs service because it is an excellent performer, and I wouldn't get much for it.

If it was based on IQ only, I might not have got the Canon. I wanted faster (quieter?) focus, had full time manual, and IS.

If someone was willing I would trade my Tamron for the 24-105L in a heartbeat.

I think you would be better off selling the Canon, and then buying a 70-200mm f/2.8 (of some type).


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Feb 07, 2013 15:39 |  #11

Sirrith wrote in post #15577814 (external link)
Actually those he mentioned all have USD.

My bad - didn't realize they had implemented it into that many lenses.


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Feb 07, 2013 16:06 |  #12

Tamron's come a long way... but apparently they have more work to do in the public perception department.... lol


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