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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #90 on: May 07, 2013, 10:59:58 AM »
@ Dustin Abbott, so I take it you like this lens and highly recommend it :)

Really impressive photos overall and you make a seriously strong case for this lens. Tamron should sponsor you ;)

I would like that :)  And yes, I do like the lens a lot.  I don't hang onto lenses that I am not crazy about or don't get used enough.  I like trying new lenses and have owned quite a few.  The Tamron has been a consistent winner in the various situations I have put it in, so I am very pleased with it.  It is currently the only non-Canon modern lens in my bag, and one of the few non-L series lenses I own.
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
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #91 on: May 11, 2013, 09:34:53 AM »
Hard to not love the lens when it produces images like this  8)


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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 #92 on: May 11, 2013, 08:36:06 PM »
Hard to not love the lens when it produces images like this  8)
I think you give the lens too much credit here.  You clearly have photographic and post-processing talent (don't let it go to your head), so I'm sure you could've achieved the same thing with a different lens.  :)

IMHO, compositionally the top of this image is distracting - I can't stop looking at the leaves at the top.   I'd suggest that you consider a landscape crop of the lower section containing the flowers.  (Sorry I spend far too much time critiquing photos).
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They're, their, there, it's, its, too, to, than, then, you're, your.  One lens, two lenses, the lens's aperture.

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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #93 on: May 11, 2013, 09:12:36 PM »
Hard to not love the lens when it produces images like this  8)
I think you give the lens too much credit here.  You clearly have photographic and post-processing talent (don't let it go to your head), so I'm sure you could've achieved the same thing with a different lens.  :)

IMHO, compositionally the top of this image is distracting - I can't stop looking at the leaves at the top.   I'd suggest that you consider a landscape crop of the lower section containing the flowers.  (Sorry I spend far too much time critiquing photos).

I know what you are saying from a technical standpoint (and you are right), but the extra degree of in focus area including the leaves and the great color on them is part of what I personally like.  I like the narrow DOF, but within the larger context of the plant itself.  If I had wanted a more traditional macro I could have cropped in (there is plenty of detail there for a tight crop) ...and that credit does go to the lens 8), but in this case I was looking for a more contextual photo.

BTW, thanks for the nice compliment.  It's true - I don't think that equipment makes a photographer.  That being said - I have used lots of lenses and I do think that this one is pretty special.
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 #94 on: May 25, 2013, 08:44:01 AM »
Is it just me, or is that some nice bokeh?


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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #95 on: May 25, 2013, 10:15:44 AM »
It sure is.

Just yesterday I bought this lens.
I planned to buy the Canon 24-70 MKII. Friends would take it from the US that would save me some 400 euro. But they can't come on a transfer to Europe.

So I went to check the Canon and the Tamron yesterday since the Canon had 300 euro cashback and the Tamrom 50 euro cashback.
Now, I am not a pro. I found the IQ between the lenses very close. The Canon was sharper at f/2.8 in the corners. The Tamron had less accurate hits in AI Servo but still good. Vignetting was prominent in both lenses but nothing to worry about.
It was tempting.....to buy the Canon. But 950 euro versus 1650 euro (after cashback is a big difference.
My wallet did not want to pay a difference of 700 euro (Canon more expensive) with such close finish. So for my purpose of photography the Tamron fits very good. Feels good, build quality good, I like the stabilization.
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #96 on: May 25, 2013, 10:26:48 AM »
It sure is.


Just yesterday I bought this lens.
I planned to buy the Canon 24-70 MKII of Canon. Friends would take it from the US that would save me some 400 euro. But they can't come on a transfer to Europe.


So I went to check the Canon and the Tamron yesterday since the Canon had 300 euro cashback and the Tamrom 50 euro cashback.
Now, I am not a pro. I found the IQ between the lenses very close. The Canon was sharper at f/2.8 in the corners. The Tamron had less accurate hits in AI Servo but still good. Vignetting was prominent in both lenses but nothing to worry about.
It was tempting.....to buy the Canon. But 950 euro versus 1650 euro (after cashback is a big difference.
My wallet did not want to pay a difference of 700 euro (Canon more expensive) with such close finish. So for my purpose of photography the Tamron fits very good. Feels good, build quality good, I like the stabilization.

If you ever need to shoot video with it, the stablization is just amazing! I wish I could post video here, but it is really like using a Glide cam.
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 #96 on: May 25, 2013, 10:26:48 AM »

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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #97 on: May 25, 2013, 12:06:15 PM »
Here's my new Tamron latest pics. This is my third copy and i finally get this lens the way i want it to produces good result, the first one bought in amazon got a soft copy, return it get the second one, the VC is jumpy at times and also soft in corners, returned it again and bought one from National camera exchanges, the difference is night and day, here is some of the pics i took recently.

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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #98 on: May 26, 2013, 09:12:01 AM »
I have found the Tamron to be an indispensable tool for my event work.  Great stabilization, IQ, and color means that I get striking images like this one...oh...and the bokeh doesn't hurt 8)


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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 #99 on: May 27, 2013, 01:47:28 AM »
Dustin your images are great as always and really sell the lens but I keep thinking it is in a large part your editing that is really making the images shine. I still cant get over my distrust of tamron quality but I really would like an IS lens in this range :(
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #100 on: May 27, 2013, 08:43:28 AM »
Dustin your images are great as always and really sell the lens but I keep thinking it is in a large part your editing that is really making the images shine. I still cant get over my distrust of tamron quality but I really would like an IS lens in this range :(

I won't gainsay that I have skills, but the truth of the matter is the last image was a 30 second edit.  The lens is very, very good.  I would say that as long as you buy it in such a way that you could exchange to get a copy that you really like, you will be pleased.  Furthermore, the 6 year warranty (at least in North America) certainly reduces the risk.  I have used Tamron's before, but this is the best yet.  I've got a lot of great lenses, but this one gives up little to any of them.  It consistently produces great images, processed or not.
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #101 on: May 28, 2013, 11:18:43 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
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« Reply #102 on: May 29, 2013, 01:57:05 AM »
Very good pictures again Mr Dustin...  I must admit, I'm not looking much at your gear because somehow, I can only afford a little bit due to my wife (and photography is still just a hobby for me).  :(  I'm looking for great pictures on which I can pattern my work since I admit, I'm not that artistic.  I try to gain as much idea as I can from great photographers and that includes you.  Thanks again for showing us your work.

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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #103 on: May 29, 2013, 09:50:27 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.
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 #104 on: May 29, 2013, 09:51:43 AM »
Very good pictures again Mr Dustin...  I must admit, I'm not looking much at your gear because somehow, I can only afford a little bit due to my wife (and photography is still just a hobby for me).  :(  I'm looking for great pictures on which I can pattern my work since I admit, I'm not that artistic.  I try to gain as much idea as I can from great photographers and that includes you.  Thanks again for showing us your work.

That makes you very smart, then.  I look at a least 100 photos every day, preferably from people better than me.  I feel that absorbing good work can't help but influence your creative process.
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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« Reply #104 on: May 29, 2013, 09:51:43 AM »