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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2012, 05:15:50 PM »
I'm a bit bugged by the shorter than advertised focal length.  I was strongly considering investing in this lens, but that factor may push me towards spending the extra to get the Canon MKII.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2012, 05:15:50 PM »

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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2012, 09:33:08 PM »
Interesting. I wonder why they do that. What is wrong with just producing a 200mm? Regarding your dilemma a teleconverter would solve the problem yes?

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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2012, 04:06:18 PM »
This is encouraging, as far as it goes:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/12/quick-resolution-tests-on-two-new-70-200s#more-11067

Thanks for sharing. Things look good so far. How long before you think Tamron might reduce the price or offer rebates for such a new lens. Just curious.

Beats me, but here's another review:

http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/tamron_sp_70_200mm_f2_8_di_vc_usd_review/

And presumably there will be more to come....

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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2012, 08:09:37 PM »
That last review, while very favorable, left a lot to be desired. The reviewer  kept talking about the sharpness level from F5 .6 to F11, completely neglecting the fact that most people who use this lens will rarely use it at those apertures.  He also concluded, "that the Tamron offering in this case was more expensive than either the Canon or Nikon equivalents."  I don't believe that this is true in any of the markets that the lenses are offered in, and definitely not in the North American market.  He didn't mention the shortened focal length that Roger observed.  I didn't find any of the image samples that he offered really gave any kind of true picture of the capability of the lens.

I am looking forward to a review from someone like Bryan Carnethan.  I'm also looking forward to a head-to-head comparison between the new Tamron and either the Canon or Nikon equivalents.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2012, 10:01:24 PM »
what's funny is that in the uk, after the £160 cashback on the canon 2.8 IS II, the tamron is only £10 cheaper


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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #51 on: December 08, 2012, 03:25:07 AM »
Tamron used to include pouches with their lenses that were quite nice. Shame they stopped.

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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2012, 08:50:04 AM »
Another review up.

http://www.photoreview.com.au/reviews/lenses/fx/tamron-sp-70-200mm-f-2.8-di-vc-usd-a009-lens

This review wasn't as enthusiastic about the image quality, comparing it more to the Sigma than the Canon or Nikon equivalents.  My enthusiasm for this lens is cooling a bit.  I am skeptical that the lens quality is only on the Sigma level, though, when previous reviews have placed image quality on par or slightly better than the Canon.  At the moment I would lean towards the Canon
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4


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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2012, 12:24:23 PM »
I always enjoy Matt Granger, and this review is certainly favorable.  It seems to me that the Tamron would represent a very strong value/competition at about the $1200 range (which is where I think it will end up selling for in the North American market long term).  I would consider it at that price.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2013, 06:23:51 PM »
I hope all the glues will hold (not trying to be sarcastic).

A cheaper but almost as good as alternative to the Canon MK II is always very lucrative for photographically-non-earning enthusiasts like me...

I assure you, I will be 'earning' with this.

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Re: Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Hands-On
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2013, 06:23:51 PM »