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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #105 on: May 29, 2013, 07:03:32 PM »
you have the 40mm pancake dont you?
can you do a head to head 40mm wide open comparison between the 2?

i would love a zoom in this range with IS that was as good across the frame as the 40mm

obviously this is only a 1 copy compare and yours seems to be a good copy but it would be
good to see in some context

I can do that.  It may be a week or so before I can get around, but I can do some 100% crop comparos.

cool thanks whenever you have time :)
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #105 on: May 29, 2013, 07:03:32 PM »

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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #106 on: June 02, 2013, 05:39:59 AM »
I just started to use the Tamron 24-70. It is a great addition to my other lenses. I now have a lens I can use indoors (not needing a flash) and in smaller spaced rooms with the benifit of f/2.8 aperture and stabilization.
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« Reply #107 on: June 02, 2013, 05:50:29 AM »
But......yesterday I noticed a small issue with the Tamron.

I was pointing the camera with single spot to an object in front of a window.  It was sunny outside and there was a lot of reflection form a white building in the background. I metered the object and the focus distance was close but far enough for the Tamron to set focus. It was hunting and after about 5 seconds my 5D MKIII gave "Err01 ....clean the metal contacts of your lens."

Now this is a new lens and I checked the contacts - they are clean.

I switched off the camera and switched it on again. Things are working normal as they should. But, I was able to reproduce this issue. That worries me.

Anyone run into this issue?
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #108 on: June 02, 2013, 01:28:09 PM »
But......yesterday I noticed a small issue with the Tamron.

I was pointing the camera with single spot to an object in front of a window.  It was sunny outside and there was a lot of reflection form a white building in the background. I metered the object and the focus distance was close but far enough for the Tamron to set focus. It was hunting and after about 5 seconds my 5D MKIII gave "Err01 ....clean the metal contacts of your lens."

Now this is a new lens and I checked the contacts - they are clean.

I switched off the camera and switched it on again. Things are working normal as they should. But, I was able to reproduce this issue. That worries me.

Anyone run into this issue?


I've seen this issue a few times over the years, typically right after changing lenses.  I don't know that I've seen it with the 24-70VC, but I have seen it with a copy of the 70-300 VC that I had.  I've seen it with a variety of lenses (including Canons), but not consistently.    Only the 70-300 VC had the problem with any frequency, and I returned it and Tamron replaced it.  If the problem persists with any frequency, I would have Tamron either fix or replace the lens.  Having it happen once or twice is not abnormal, however.
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #109 on: June 02, 2013, 01:32:15 PM »
But......yesterday I noticed a small issue with the Tamron.

I was pointing the camera with single spot to an object in front of a window.  It was sunny outside and there was a lot of reflection form a white building in the background. I metered the object and the focus distance was close but far enough for the Tamron to set focus. It was hunting and after about 5 seconds my 5D MKIII gave "Err01 ....clean the metal contacts of your lens."

Now this is a new lens and I checked the contacts - they are clean.

I switched off the camera and switched it on again. Things are working normal as they should. But, I was able to reproduce this issue. That worries me.

Anyone run into this issue?


I've seen this issue a few times over the years, typically right after changing lenses.  I don't know that I've seen it with the 24-70VC, but I have seen it with a copy of the 70-300 VC that I had.  I've seen it with a variety of lenses (including Canons), but not consistently.    Only the 70-300 VC had the problem with any frequency, and I returned it and Tamron replaced it.  If the problem persists with any frequency, I would have Tamron either fix or replace the lens.  Having it happen once or twice is not abnormal, however.

Thanks for your reply Dustin.
I will keep checking and if it will happen frequently, thus in other setups as well, then I will contact Tamron. Good I registered for the extra years of warranty.
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2013, 03:45:55 PM »
But......yesterday I noticed a small issue with the Tamron.

I was pointing the camera with single spot to an object in front of a window.  It was sunny outside and there was a lot of reflection form a white building in the background. I metered the object and the focus distance was close but far enough for the Tamron to set focus. It was hunting and after about 5 seconds my 5D MKIII gave "Err01 ....clean the metal contacts of your lens."

Now this is a new lens and I checked the contacts - they are clean.

I switched off the camera and switched it on again. Things are working normal as they should. But, I was able to reproduce this issue. That worries me.

Anyone run into this issue?


I've seen this issue a few times over the years, typically right after changing lenses.  I don't know that I've seen it with the 24-70VC, but I have seen it with a copy of the 70-300 VC that I had.  I've seen it with a variety of lenses (including Canons), but not consistently.    Only the 70-300 VC had the problem with any frequency, and I returned it and Tamron replaced it.  If the problem persists with any frequency, I would have Tamron either fix or replace the lens.  Having it happen once or twice is not abnormal, however.

Thanks for your reply Dustin.
I will keep checking and if it will happen frequently, thus in other setups as well, then I will contact Tamron. Good I registered for the extra years of warranty.

It's only a small issue if it happens when you have to time to unmount/remount the lens.  If it happens when you need to take a critical shot, it becomes a HUGE frustration!
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #111 on: June 08, 2013, 04:01:42 AM »
Ouch, I just found a problem with my Tamron. While it is mounted on 5D MK III, and camera is switch off, there is a huge battery drain. I did a few tests and found that it is caused by the Tamron. What a bummer. Started googling and found some threads about it on internet. Someone claimed it does not happen with lenses serialnumber 02xxxx. I have xx6xxx. I guess I will have to sent it to the servicecenter to fix it. I have read Tamron is aware of the problem and is able to fix it. I hate buying something and then have to return it for a fix. Does anyone have experience with the Servicecenter of Tamron? I hate to have something fixed and then being introduced with a new problem.
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« Reply #112 on: June 08, 2013, 08:58:46 AM »
Ouch, I just found a problem with my Tamron. While it is mounted on 5D MK III, and camera is switch off, there is a huge battery drain. I did a few tests and found that it is caused by the Tamron. What a bummer. Started googling and found some threads about it on internet. Someone claimed it does not happen with lenses serialnumber 02xxxx. I have xx6xxx. I guess I will have to sent it to the servicecenter to fix it. I have read Tamron is aware of the problem and is able to fix it. I hate buying something and then have to return it for a fix. Does anyone have experience with the Servicecenter of Tamron? I hate to have something fixed and then being introduced with a new problem.

I recently had mine done after noticing the issue once I had switched to the 6Ds.  My service area (Canada) had it back to me in under two weeks.  Nothing seems to have been affected, although I intend to un Fo-Cal on the lens just to be safe
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #114 on: June 15, 2013, 10:11:20 AM »
The Tamron has proven to be a more capable landscape lens than I originally anticipated.


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« Reply #115 on: June 17, 2013, 11:22:02 AM »
Here's an "infrared" style approach to the scene above:


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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #116 on: June 17, 2013, 11:23:28 AM »
you have the 40mm pancake dont you?
can you do a head to head 40mm wide open comparison between the 2?

i would love a zoom in this range with IS that was as good across the frame as the 40mm

obviously this is only a 1 copy compare and yours seems to be a good copy but it would be
good to see in some context

I can do that.  It may be a week or so before I can get around, but I can do some 100% crop comparos.

cool thanks whenever you have time :)

Here is the review, as requested

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15415.0
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: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #117 on: July 01, 2013, 10:29:35 AM »
Did another big wedding this weekend and used the Tamron 24-70 and 70-200 VC lenses exclusively.  I felt like AFMA could be better on the 70-200 (it isn't mine, so I haven't had the time to really lock it to my standard), but this is a pretty killer combo for a wedding shooter.  I have put in enough time with the 24-70 VC that I feel it is about as sharp as it is going to get, and it produces stunning, consistent images.  Focus is deadly on it now.


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« Reply #117 on: July 01, 2013, 10:29:35 AM »

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« Reply #118 on: July 14, 2013, 08:54:16 AM »
Being in the field and not having a tripod means that VC is huge for shots like this (1/10th of a second)


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« Reply #119 on: July 16, 2013, 08:20:07 PM »
Dustin,
Just picked up a 24-70 Di VC to compliment my 70-200. Couldn't be happier. Far better walk around lens than the Canon 24-70 2.8L version 1. LOve the work you do with your Tammys!

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« Reply #119 on: July 16, 2013, 08:20:07 PM »