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Software & Accessories / Re: Step up or down rings?
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:30:29 PM »
Thanks for the info and pictures, I'll go for the bigger filter then.

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Software & Accessories / Step up or down rings?
« on: October 11, 2014, 02:29:20 PM »
I am going to be buying a polarising filter before I go to Iceland in a few weeks. Is it better to get the bigger filter, 82mm for my Tamron 24-70mm and use the step down rings for my Canon 17-40mm or the 77mm filter for the Canon and use the step up rings for the Tamron.
Which do you think is the best way?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stepping-Adapter-49-82mm-82-49mm-DC147/dp/B008H430NU

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Lenses / Re: Is my Tamron 24-70 as sharp?
« on: June 21, 2014, 04:43:38 PM »
I would return it. +14 AFMA is little too much for my taste.
What do you mean by your taste? If it gives correct results that's good, right?

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Lenses / Re: Is my Tamron 24-70 as sharp?
« on: June 21, 2014, 03:09:20 PM »
If you want the best out of your lens buy Reikan FoCal and running it through the AFMA tuning portion of the software.

Which version is recommended?

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Lenses / Re: Is my Tamron 24-70 as sharp?
« on: June 21, 2014, 12:57:06 PM »
I think it's great. If you want more, you'll have to go for the Canon II.
My Tamron 24-70 has to go to the Tamron Service the second time because I can't AFMA it enough on my 7D (frontfocus @24mm, backfocus @70mm).  >:(

I'm not saying I want more, I think this is a great lens, I'm just wondering how do I know I'm getting the best out of this lens? I'm having to guess with what my eye sees that +14 is best, but that might not be the most accurate way.
That's not so good for you :(

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Lenses / Is my Tamron 24-70 as sharp?
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:25:16 AM »
A few days ago I received the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, a very nice lens! Soon after using it I noticed the photos where not sharp at 24mm at f/2.8, so I decided to try the DotTune method; well this did not work for me. Instead I printed of a focus test chart and practiced taking photos of that. As you will see at 24mm at f/2.8 the focus is terrible, then after a lot of playing around I changed the AFMA to +14 which you can see is a lot better. I was wondering what peoples thoughts are on this, is +14 acceptable or should I send it back and get another copy? Because of this I’m now worried that this copy of the lens is not as sharp as it should be, but then I don’t know how sharp it should be, if that makes sense.

Thanks

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« on: February 12, 2014, 03:48:34 AM »
Thank you all.
So the Sigma 35mm 1.4 seems to be a very popular lens, its just the focus is not alwasy perfect. It seems like a better option image quality wise that the canon from what i have read, also the price!

Ok can somone explain to me what this AFMA everyone is talking about? I see it mentioned a lot!

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Lenses / Re: Lens filters or not?
« on: February 12, 2014, 03:45:04 AM »
Thanks for your replies. I think I will stick with getting a filter for what ever my new lens will be.

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Lenses / Sigma 35mm f/1.4
« on: February 06, 2014, 06:54:36 AM »
Hello again everyone.

After a lot of consideration, I am looking at primes for a number of reasons, and after looking through my photos I see I shoot a lot around 35mm, I like this focal length. I am very tempted by the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 lens.
I was wondering what peoples experiences are of using this lens and what do you use this lens for. For example, does this lens stay on your camera a lot and is it used as a walk around lens?

Thanks

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Lenses / Re: Lens filters or not?
« on: January 31, 2014, 06:45:25 AM »
Technically, all extra glass effects the image quality. However, most of the times the benefit of a filter for protection out ways the better IQ.

I usually carry a box for my filters to I can remove them in special situations like low light, high detail landscape, that sort of stuff. Around children the filter stays on, as I like to get close to children, and they always end up touching my precious glass.

Thats what I have been thinking, protection is important when you spend a lot of money on a lens.

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Lenses / Lens filters or not?
« on: January 31, 2014, 04:40:40 AM »
Lens filters

Sometime soon I am going to be buying the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, with that I was going to by a UV Filter for it, just like I have on my 2 L lenses. Do UV filters have an impact on the sharpness of pictures; if so is it better to avoid filters?

Thanks

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Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm or Tamron 24-70mm
« on: January 27, 2014, 03:00:09 PM »
I am now considering when do I get the Tamron, I have the money for it now, and I definitely want it for when I go on holiday to Italy in May, then there is a wedding I am shooting a few months later. In the UK the cheapest I see it at is around £800, should I wait and see if the price drops in the next few months?

if you are happy with refurbished wex quite often have them and they go for a bit over £600

In this case, I would rather buy it new.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm or Tamron 24-70mm
« on: January 27, 2014, 06:25:29 AM »
I am now considering when do I get the Tamron, I have the money for it now, and I definitely want it for when I go on holiday to Italy in May, then there is a wedding I am shooting a few months later. In the UK the cheapest I see it at is around £800, should I wait and see if the price drops in the next few months?

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Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm or Tamron 24-70mm
« on: January 25, 2014, 12:09:53 PM »
Thank you all again for your comments :)

GMCPhotographics and Rienzphotoz, because of your comments I am still strongly considering the Tamron 24-70. So thank you!
You are welcome ... I suggest, you check out this review by Dustin Abbot (one of the CR members)
http://dustinabbott.net/2012/11/tamron-sp-24-70mm-f2-8-di-vc-usd-review/

You may also want to check this thread started by Dustin
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11251.0

All the best for your decision and shopping.

I will have a read of them again later, thanks, I read them a while ago.
From many reviews I have read, they say positive things about the Tamron, generally, but Dustin Abbot is one who has high praise for this lens. I would be interested to know if he still likes using it or if he regrets not getting the Canon 24-70mm.   

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Lenses / Re: Canon 135mm or Tamron 24-70mm
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:05:30 AM »
Thank you all again for your comments :)

GMCPhotographics and Rienzphotoz, because of your comments I am still strongly considering the Tamron 24-70. So thank you!

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