Thanks for sharing the article CR.
Just to clear up a few questions:
"Legendary image quality" - Probably a bit strong but refers to the previous lens it replaces (at the price it sold for). Certainly not a reference to every lens Tamron has ever made, or a comparison to a 600L. If you haven't used the older 70-200mm, it was definitely sharp and contrasty but had a few drawbacks, namely focus speed. Simply put, it was slow.
Yes, the weather sucked. Toronto in November, what can you do? We plan to upgrade the review with some more shots as we get them, but wanted to give people a taste as soon as we could.
Who in Canada shoots the best lens reviews? We'll get the 70-200 in their hands.
Nice to see you guys coming into the discussion.
Thanks for the time spent on the review - I never decide based on one review alone anyway, but it's certainly a start.
As a fellow Torontonian, I concur about the weather.