Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 22 Dec 2017 (Friday) 10:58
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

24-70 2.8 L canon vs sigma vs tamron

 
dansmail26
Senior Member
338 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Nov 2012
Location: Lockport, NY
Post edited 6 months ago by dansmail26.
     
Dec 22, 2017 10:58 |  #1

OK, probably been asked a bunch but I couldn't find a thread that was specific -

But if I wanted to upgrade to a lens that performs like the 24-70 L with it's fast focusing and sharpness, do the similar Sigma and Tamron copies compare?

And a side note, what about the Sigma f4 vs Sigma f2.8? Not sure how often I would need the 2.8 aperture.


Thanks


7D mark ii, 7D, Canon 60mm 2.8, Canon 15-85, 50mm 1.8, 70-200 f/4L non-is, Canon 1.4x, Sigma 150-500, Canon 70-300, Yongnuo 468 II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Jethr0
Senior Member
Avatar
952 posts
Gallery: 69 photos
Likes: 591
Joined Aug 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Post edited 6 months ago by Jethr0.
     
Dec 22, 2017 12:28 |  #2

I have the sigma 24-70 2.8 (also on the 7D2). I’ve used the lens all summer/fall this year and absolutely love it
I get great results with the lens, but I’ve never done a comparison between it and the canon. I tried out the same lens by Canon and also liked it a lot, but the sigma has a much better price point. I tried a friends tamron as well but like the feel and focus speed of the sigma.

All of the paddock shots at this link were shot with the sigma 24-70 2.8. : http://www.jefflowe.ca …ekend-speedfest-may-2017/ (external link)

The longer track/panning were all taken with the sigma 70-200 2.8.

This was my first major event with both lenses..


www.jefflowe.ca (external link)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeff​lowe.ca (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dansmail26
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
338 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Nov 2012
Location: Lockport, NY
     
Dec 22, 2017 13:37 as a reply to  @ Jethr0's post |  #3

Great shots!

So you did feel the tamron was slower?


7D mark ii, 7D, Canon 60mm 2.8, Canon 15-85, 50mm 1.8, 70-200 f/4L non-is, Canon 1.4x, Sigma 150-500, Canon 70-300, Yongnuo 468 II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jethr0
Senior Member
Avatar
952 posts
Gallery: 69 photos
Likes: 591
Joined Aug 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
     
Dec 22, 2017 13:43 as a reply to  @ dansmail26's post |  #4

Thanks! :-)

IMO the Tamron felt like it lagged when on AI Servo compared to the sigma. I didn’t use the Tamron extensively, only just to compare fit/feel/basic use. I now have a camera bag full of Sigma lenses (also picked up the 150-600). Love em all.


www.jefflowe.ca (external link)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeff​lowe.ca (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dansmail26
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
338 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Nov 2012
Location: Lockport, NY
     
Dec 23, 2017 07:45 |  #5

And should I consider the f4 version?


7D mark ii, 7D, Canon 60mm 2.8, Canon 15-85, 50mm 1.8, 70-200 f/4L non-is, Canon 1.4x, Sigma 150-500, Canon 70-300, Yongnuo 468 II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jethr0
Senior Member
Avatar
952 posts
Gallery: 69 photos
Likes: 591
Joined Aug 2012
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
     
Dec 23, 2017 10:09 |  #6

I use 2.8 a lot more than I thought I would.
It provides a bit more flexibility IMO.


www.jefflowe.ca (external link)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeff​lowe.ca (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dansmail26
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
338 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Nov 2012
Location: Lockport, NY
     
Dec 23, 2017 19:45 |  #7

No one with other comments? leaning towards the Sigma right now due to cost and similar iq..


7D mark ii, 7D, Canon 60mm 2.8, Canon 15-85, 50mm 1.8, 70-200 f/4L non-is, Canon 1.4x, Sigma 150-500, Canon 70-300, Yongnuo 468 II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bassat
"I am still in my underwear."
Avatar
7,720 posts
Likes: 2618
Joined Oct 2015
     
Dec 23, 2017 21:19 |  #8

I had the original Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC... for about a week. I was completely underwhelmed by its AF speed, and its IQ output at f/2.8. It did accomplish one thing. I now know I have no use for f/2.8 zooms. I had a 70-200 2.8, too. Ditto. Zoom=convenience. f/2.8=size&weight, not convenience.


Tom

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dansmail26
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
338 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Nov 2012
Location: Lockport, NY
     
Dec 23, 2017 21:20 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #9

thanks


7D mark ii, 7D, Canon 60mm 2.8, Canon 15-85, 50mm 1.8, 70-200 f/4L non-is, Canon 1.4x, Sigma 150-500, Canon 70-300, Yongnuo 468 II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ed ­ rader
"I am not the final word"
Avatar
22,785 posts
Gallery: 4 photos
Likes: 303
Joined May 2005
Location: silicon valley
Post edited 6 months ago by ed rader.
     
Dec 24, 2017 21:48 |  #10

dansmail26 wrote in post #18525036 (external link)
No one with other comments? leaning towards the Sigma right now due to cost and similar iq..

well it really has been talked to death.

here's one I shot with the Canon 24-70L II the other night. I was an early adopter of this lens and it is my choice today.

IMAGE: http://erader.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v7/p2689897138-5.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://erader.zenfolio​.com/img/s3/v7/p268989​7138-5.jpg  (external link) on zenfolio

http://instagram.com/e​draderphotography/ (external link)
5D4, 80d, 16-35L III, 24-70L II, 70-200L F4 IS II, 100-400L II, sigma 15mm FE, 35mm ef-s macro, tc 1.4 III, 430exII, gitzo 3542L, gitzo GM4562, markins Q10, markins Q3, kirk, really right stuff, sirui

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
CyberDyneSystems
Admin (type T-2000)
Avatar
48,409 posts
Gallery: 84 photos
Likes: 4510
Joined Apr 2003
Location: Rhode Island USA
Post edited 6 months ago by CyberDyneSystems.
     
Dec 24, 2017 23:19 |  #11

dansmail26 wrote in post #18524014 (external link)
OK, probably been asked a bunch but I couldn't find a thread that was specific -

But if I wanted to upgrade to a lens that performs like the 24-70 L with it's fast focusing and sharpness, do the similar Sigma and Tamron copies compare?

And a side note, what about the Sigma f4 vs Sigma f2.8? Not sure how often I would need the 2.8 aperture.


Thanks


The newest Canon is tops, but the Tamron f2.8 with VC (vibration control) beats the older version Canon L in most regards.


GEAR LIST
CDS' HOT LINKS
Jake Hegnauer Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
umphotography
grabbing their Johnson
Avatar
10,038 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 1798
Joined Oct 2007
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington
Post edited 6 months ago by umphotography. (2 edits in all)
     
Dec 26, 2017 10:38 |  #12

Im a wedding photographer

My previous studio partner had a Tamron

It sucked in terms of performance and IQ. I was never impressed with the shots from the lens and prayed that I never had to deal with a heavy crop

The sigma results have been mixed from what I can read with the wedding crowd. I was going to wait for it but ended up borrowing a 24-70V2 from a friend. Its a great lens but I was I prime shooter. I purchased the 24-70 L the next day

But the final straw for me was a busy schedule with 30 weddings. I just got sick and tired of switching primes at receptions and events. So I broke down and sold the 35L and purchased the 24-70 F/2.8. After a few weddings, I dont even think about the 35L anymore. The 24-70 is prime sharp at F/2.8 and Im OK with the bokeh.

The color results, focus speed and flexibility of the 24-70 made it my most used lens for 2017. I also got the Sigma 85 Art. I rarely have the 24-70, 85 Art or the 50L off a body and use these 3 lens for 90% of the work along with or 7D2 and 17-55 for the wedding side of things

I personally would not touch a Tamron 24-70 nor the Sigma 24-70. Both are not close to the Canon 24-70 Version 2 L


Mike
www.umphotography.com (external link)
GEAR LIST
Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dansmail26
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
338 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Nov 2012
Location: Lockport, NY
Post edited 6 months ago by dansmail26.
     
Dec 26, 2017 10:46 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #13

Thanks! Have you ever tried the f4 version?


7D mark ii, 7D, Canon 60mm 2.8, Canon 15-85, 50mm 1.8, 70-200 f/4L non-is, Canon 1.4x, Sigma 150-500, Canon 70-300, Yongnuo 468 II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
umphotography
grabbing their Johnson
Avatar
10,038 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 1798
Joined Oct 2007
Location: Gig Harbor, Washington
     
Dec 26, 2017 10:58 |  #14

dansmail26 wrote in post #18526466 (external link)
Thanks! Have you ever tried the f4 version?


If i was not shooting weddings than I would have the lens. Its a great lens. the IS on it makes it worth consideration. The IS is going to let you easily hand hold at 1/30. Im seeing guys hitting shots right and left 1/15-1/20 hand holding. I came very very close to getting it. I shoot the 24-70 F/2.8 at 1/80 and can get away with that but most of the time im over 1/125.......1/30 is a huge consideration. If the subject isnt moving your going to get the shot with a flash. I almost got the F/4 is version. came very close


Mike
www.umphotography.com (external link)
GEAR LIST
Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ebiggs
Senior Member
Avatar
638 posts
Gallery: 24 photos
Likes: 70
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Spring Hill, KS
     
Jan 04, 2018 09:50 |  #15

I doubt you can tell the difference in photos from the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens vs ones from the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens. However, your bank account will. ;-)a


G1x, EOS 1Dx, EOS 1D Mk IV, ef 8-15mm f4L,
ef 16-35mm f2.8L II, ef 24-70mm f2.8L II, ef 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II,
Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sport
*** PS 6, ACR 9.3, Lightroom 6.5 ***

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

7,402 views & 9 likes for this thread
24-70 2.8 L canon vs sigma vs tamron
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is PhotosByLena
410 guests, 380 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.