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Mar 08, 2018 16:06 as a reply to  @ post 18580328 |  #31

Thank you for chiming in, Helen! I'll email you with any specific questions I have.



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Mar 08, 2018 18:05 |  #32

Well, I just ordered the Tamron 100-400. It's the same price everywhere in Canada - $1129.99. I get 1% back from Henry's through ebates, and because it's out of province the tax is less (upfront, anyway.) It was $150 more than the Sigma, and almost $500 more than the Canon 70-300 ii. But all the reviews praise the AF, sharpness, and VC, so I think I'll be happy with it. Plus Tamron has the 6 year warranty.



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Mar 10, 2018 20:48 |  #33

MrWasabi wrote in post #18578981 (external link)
I thought the Sigma and Tamron lenses were similar but with a lean on quality towards the Tamron?

In the last couple of years if there's a lean anywhere it towards Sigma with their ART line, which is state-of-the-art, although Tamron is also starting to innovate.


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Mar 13, 2018 11:02 as a reply to  @ mwsilver's post |  #34

That seems to be the case on the ART series primes but what I'm reading the last few months is telling that Tamron has leapfrogged Sigma in both AF and overall picture quality in the telephoto zoom lenses.


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Mar 13, 2018 23:24 |  #35

jdnan wrote in post #18584509 (external link)
That seems to be the case on the ART series primes but what I'm reading the last few months is telling that Tamron has leapfrogged Sigma in both AF and overall picture quality in the telephoto zoom lenses.

That's what I meant when I said Tamron is starting to innovate. Both Sigma and Tamron have come a long way from where they were around 5 years or so ago.


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Mar 17, 2018 19:05 |  #36

I received the Tamron in the mail a couple of days ago, and man is it sharp! I'm super happy. These are cropped quite a bit, and I'm still getting used to the weight of the lens.


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Apr 02, 2018 11:10 |  #37

I'm pleased so far, although, I'm not sure about BIF and autofocus w/ my 5DMIV...here are a couple of stills, both heavily cropped, the second is about a 7% crop & I'm quite pleased with the sharpness.


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Apr 02, 2018 17:28 |  #38

I swear - I think this is the sharpest lens I've ever owned, and I've had the 70-200 f/4 IS and the 100 2.8 L macro... This is about a 40% crop - just sitting on the back steps and noticed a bee in the dandelions.


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Apr 13, 2018 03:59 |  #39

Kasrielle wrote in post #18599053 (external link)
I swear - I think this is the sharpest lens I've ever owned, and I've had the 70-200 f/4 IS and the 100 2.8 L macro... This is about a 40% crop - just sitting on the back steps and noticed a bee in the dandelions.
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Your right, that really is sharp. Nice shot.


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Apr 25, 2018 18:00 |  #40

I am in the same boat, but in the 24-70 and 85 mm range of lenses. I was at Shutterfest and talked to the Canon folks about the Tamron and Siggy lens line up. Personally I had Siggy in the film days, then the lens broke and Sigma refused to sell the parts to my repair center to fix it, so I bought a canon replacement and never looked back. I was able to test drive both the canon and sigma 85 lenses, and so far I cant tell too much difference but I have not had a chance to really get down in the weeds and review the results. Some issues were that with the siggy I shot indoors, so any defects may have been operator error. But, what the canon guy told me was that Sigma (as someone alluded to above) has really upped their game, and are serious contenders. However, the real issue is if you decide to sell the lenses, resale value is not as great when compared to the Canon glass. The other thing is that the prices are not that far apart-the sigma 85 Art is right at 1200 with the Canon at 1600, which granted is a 400 difference but when you sell it will bring more in the long run. I think Tamron is worse in relation to resell, but I have nothing to back that up. I have used the Tamron 24-70 as well, and the price dif between this lens and the canon V2 is pretty substantial. (~600, with the same sigma version around 400 difference). Of course these are new prices. I have also seen a lot of the Sigma users report a lot of softness in the lenses, but I have not researched the Tamrons to see if they are encountering the same issues. Some of you may know better than me.
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Apr 27, 2018 06:55 |  #41

I have two Tamron lenses and a Tokina. I really like all of them. The Tokina lenses are exceptionally well built.


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Apr 27, 2018 20:39 |  #42

I just ordered the Tammy 90 macro (the newer one -0017). I know the Canon L is great (I used to have a copy) and has been on sale this month, so was only about $100 more Canadian than the Tamron. But all the reviews put this new Tamron pretty much on par with the Canon, and in Canada I get a whopping 10 year warranty! I can't wait to try it out - I've so been missing a macro.



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May 13, 2018 21:29 |  #43

I own a Tamron 24-70 G2 and a Tamron 70-200 G2. I've been extremely pleased with both lenses and would definitely buy them again.


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