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Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro

 
NicD
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Sep 09, 2009 21:19 |  #256

I have shot Football, soccer and basketball with this lens and it has done me proud.

All were on the 400D (havnt tried with the 1DmkII yet)

Focus is a bit slow at times, to me the only slow bit is if it reaches infinity and has to come back to something close to focus on.

Once you know how to use this lens, the focus isn't that bad! It's no 70-200L but its under 1/2 the price!




  
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Sep 09, 2009 23:03 |  #257

Yes so you admit you do experience problem with the lenses focus motor? As a paid professional especially a wedding photographer your job is to ensure your customer gets the highest quality product. Missing 50% or 20% or 5% of the important pictures should not be fine in anyone's book. I am gratful for Tamron making this lense available at this price. Without it I would not be able to practice shooting. But please when you give praise to a product at the same time you have to set the right expectations.


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Sep 09, 2009 23:10 |  #258

vinunleaded wrote in post #8616078 (external link)
Yes so you admit you do experience problem with the lenses focus motor? As a paid professional especially a wedding photographer your job is to ensure your customer gets the highest quality product. Missing 50% or 20% or 5% of the important pictures should not be fine in anyone's book. I am gratful for Tamron making this lense available at this price. Without it I would not be able to practice shooting. But please when you give praise to a product at the same time you have to set the right expectations.

and is that not what i just did?

I openly said that the focusing is not as fast as the canon equivalent.

To be honest, if you are a professional you should have the highest quality lens possible, i don't think anyone here has said that the Tamron beats the canon overall. In terms of IQ the Tamron is on par if not better then the canon.

The Tamron is a damn nice lens when you understand how to use it, it does take some time to adapt the focusing, because it is not as fast or as accurate as the Canon. Once you understand how to use it properly, the shots you will get will blow you away.




  
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Sep 10, 2009 11:05 |  #259

oh i didnt direct that comment at you. I meant everyone in this forum in general. Sorry


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Sep 10, 2009 20:17 |  #260

vinunleaded wrote in post #8618608 (external link)
oh i didnt direct that comment at you. I meant everyone in this forum in general. Sorry

My mistake then.

Carry on :lol:




  
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Oct 06, 2009 20:44 |  #261

Well ok, I have a ? I have been trying to decide between the tamron and the sigma. Well I stopped by the local camera store here in kansas. I now own a Canon 10D wanted to try them out on it. Well they didnt have a sigma in stock so i tried the tamron on, and Im not sure im convinced on it now. The autofocus was real slow. For sh_ts and giggles I tried the Canon 70-200 f/4 IS L just for comparison and it did it like that zoom it was there. I felt the tamron had to "Think about it". I like to shoot sports whenever i get a chance too, and since I cant afford 1349.00 for that canon lens I tried Ill try a sigma when they get one in. I liked the image quality I got with the tamron, but most of my shots with it were stationary. Now by the time ready to buy maybe they will have a improved version maybe with HSM or USM equivellent. (sorry cant spell)
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Oct 06, 2009 20:58 |  #262

I have the Sigma and have no regrets. Focus acquisition is going to be much faster on the Sigma. I have tried the Tamron and it seems to track in ai servo quickly, but not as good as a USM/HSM motor would. If you think you will be shooting a lot of moving things, then I would go with the Sigma. For mostly stationary work in decent lighting, the Tamron is hard to beat.

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Well ok, I have a ? I have been trying to decide between the tamron and the sigma. Well I stopped by the local camera store here in kansas. I now own a Canon 10D wanted to try them out on it. Well they didnt have a sigma in stock so i tried the tamron on, and Im not sure im convinced on it now. The autofocus was real slow. For sh_ts and giggles I tried the Canon 70-200 f/4 IS L just for comparison and it did it like that zoom it was there. I felt the tamron had to "Think about it". I like to shoot sports whenever i get a chance too, and since I cant afford 1349.00 for that canon lens I tried Ill try a sigma when they get one in. I liked the image quality I got with the tamron, but most of my shots with it were stationary. Now by the time ready to buy maybe they will have a improved version maybe with HSM or USM equivellent. (sorry cant spell)
Grady


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Nov 30, 2009 16:01 |  #263

The AF isn't the best on this lens, but it isn't totally useless either. I was out at a seal colony today near an airbase, and managed to go from shooting seals at 200mm 20 or so feet away to shooting an F-15 plane going round in circles above my head, the lens did hunt a little, but it managed to get a few shots of the plane going by before it got too small in the frame to be pointless shooting it - had I been looking at shooting the planes only, then I am sure it would have hunted less too.

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Nov 30, 2009 19:01 |  #264

40Driggs wrote in post #8774485 (external link)
I have the Sigma and have no regrets. Focus acquisition is going to be much faster on the Sigma. I have tried the Tamron and it seems to track in ai servo quickly, but not as good as a USM/HSM motor would. If you think you will be shooting a lot of moving things, then I would go with the Sigma. For mostly stationary work in decent lighting, the Tamron is hard to beat.

So i'm assuming the tamron would be good in a headshot / beauty type application in a studio or outdoors?


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Nov 30, 2009 19:03 |  #265

M_ark wrote in post #9110774 (external link)
So i'm assuming the tamron would be good in a headshot / beauty type application in a studio or outdoors?

Yep, its great for that. The image quality is amazing.

I use mine for video a lot now. Because of the quality, I haven't yet to upgrade to a 135L or a 200L


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Jan 09, 2010 08:10 as a reply to  @ tupper's post |  #266

Nice lens


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Mar 17, 2010 10:47 |  #267

Hi everyone.. lets give this thread a bit of a kick..

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Apr 16, 2010 09:14 as a reply to  @ tupper's post |  #268

Really sharp wide open (#2 = 100% Crop)


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Apr 17, 2010 05:25 |  #270

^ that's just awesome..




  
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