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.
I'd certainly volunteer. I am about to post my review of the 24-70 VC to my website. I live in Ontario and am both a part time professional and full time enthusiast. My work has been used in magazines and the Globe and Mail. I'm interested in trying the lens. That being said, I consistently like Bryan Carnethan's approach to lens review the most and would most respect a review by him. I am a relative nobody.