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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #120 on: July 16, 2013, 09:42:44 PM »
Dustin I love your photos. Your photos convinced me to purchase one of these a few months ago. Do you mind sharing what program you used for that wedding photo you recently posted and how you achieved that look? It's gorgeous
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« Reply #120 on: July 16, 2013, 09:42:44 PM »

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« Reply #121 on: July 16, 2013, 10:49:46 PM »
Dustin I love your photos. Your photos convinced me to purchase one of these a few months ago. Do you mind sharing what program you used for that wedding photo you recently posted and how you achieved that look? It's gorgeous

I used the Alien Skin Exposure 5 program.  I will be doing a review of the software for them shortly.
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #122 on: July 17, 2013, 09:30:01 PM »
Thanks! Looking forward to it
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #123 on: July 26, 2013, 01:14:10 PM »
also, one thing I have to add is I was surprised how heavy this lens is! I sold my 24-70 L because it was such a brick and got the 24-105, full circle! (Better images)

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« Reply #124 on: July 27, 2013, 04:42:13 PM »
I've been following this and other reviews of this lens for some time.  I know that you (Dustin) have used it extensively on the 6D but I'm having a hard time finding many people who've paired it with a 5D3.  Has anyone with a 5D3 bought this?  One of the things I'm most curious about is what "group" the lens falls into.  I know it's not an EF lens so technically it isn't in any official group but I wonder what focus points are active.  It is similar to the Canon ver.1 or 2?  Does it use all cross points along with one or all dual crosses? 


BTW, Dustin, I appreciated the reviews not only on this lens but the 6D.  If I hadn't had two 5D3 bodies already, I might have been tempted to get a 6D as a second.  And the lens review was helpful as all the online tests (eg DXO) are great but a real person using it in real situations (wedding matters to me), is more valuable.

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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #125 on: July 27, 2013, 07:20:09 PM »
Dustin I love your photos. Your photos convinced me to purchase one of these a few months ago. Do you mind sharing what program you used for that wedding photo you recently posted and how you achieved that look? It's gorgeous

I used the Alien Skin Exposure 5 program.  I will be doing a review of the software for them shortly.
Can you post a link to the review once it's done?  Keen to check it out, although it may be too expensive for me.
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #126 on: July 27, 2013, 07:20:51 PM »
I've been following this and other reviews of this lens for some time.  I know that you (Dustin) have used it extensively on the 6D but I'm having a hard time finding many people who've paired it with a 5D3.  Has anyone with a 5D3 bought this?  One of the things I'm most curious about is what "group" the lens falls into.  I know it's not an EF lens so technically it isn't in any official group but I wonder what focus points are active.  It is similar to the Canon ver.1 or 2?  Does it use all cross points along with one or all dual crosses? 


BTW, Dustin, I appreciated the reviews not only on this lens but the 6D.  If I hadn't had two 5D3 bodies already, I might have been tempted to get a 6D as a second.  And the lens review was helpful as all the online tests (eg DXO) are great but a real person using it in real situations (wedding matters to me), is more valuable.

I do know some photographers that are using that combination, but obviously I have not tried the combination.  As far as the focus points go - obviously even with a 5D3 the ones that are extra sensitive to f/2.8 are going to work better than extreme outer points.
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« Reply #126 on: July 27, 2013, 07:20:51 PM »

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« Reply #127 on: July 27, 2013, 07:22:01 PM »
Dustin I love your photos. Your photos convinced me to purchase one of these a few months ago. Do you mind sharing what program you used for that wedding photo you recently posted and how you achieved that look? It's gorgeous

I used the Alien Skin Exposure 5 program.  I will be doing a review of the software for them shortly.
Can you post a link to the review once it's done?  Keen to check it out, although it may be too expensive for me.

I will post a link once it is live.  I just had an email from them a couple of days ago, so I should be launching into that shortly.  I just finished up the Tamron 70-200 VC review, so it will be a few weeks before the review on Alien Skin is live.
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Re: Review - Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD with Pictures
« Reply #128 on: July 27, 2013, 09:29:51 PM »


I do know some photographers that are using that combination, but obviously I have not tried the combination.  As far as the focus points go - obviously even with a 5D3 the ones that are extra sensitive to f/2.8 are going to work better than extreme outer points.

I appreciate the reply Dustin.  I would expect it to make use of the double cross in the center and suppose it would use the other two above and below as well.  Again, thanks for the review as real life is a big difference from the lab.   

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« Reply #129 on: July 31, 2013, 12:19:20 PM »
Still enjoying this lens...


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« Reply #130 on: August 13, 2013, 07:45:10 AM »
Hi Dustin
I have read your good comments about the Tamron 24-70 and am wondering if you have any thoughts on the Tamron 28-300.

I have a 5D_III, Canon 16-35 II, 24-105 and 70-200L 2.8 IS.

I am leaving on a 6 week holiday in Nov from Perth Australia to Venice, then cruising the Med to Turkey & Miami via St Thomas and a few islands then 2 weeks in England.

I am interested in Landscape, old buildings inside & out anything else I see including hopefully the Duxford aircraft museum.

I am worried about the weight of the 24-105 and esp 70-200 so was thinking of just taking the 16-35 for wide angle and buying the Tamron 28-300 as a travelling lens. I have tried the Canon 28-300, great lens but heavy like the 70-200.

I would appreciate your thoughts and advice.

Michael

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« Reply #131 on: August 13, 2013, 09:18:41 AM »
Hi Dustin
I have read your good comments about the Tamron 24-70 and am wondering if you have any thoughts on the Tamron 28-300.

I have a 5D_III, Canon 16-35 II, 24-105 and 70-200L 2.8 IS.

I am leaving on a 6 week holiday in Nov from Perth Australia to Venice, then cruising the Med to Turkey & Miami via St Thomas and a few islands then 2 weeks in England.

I am interested in Landscape, old buildings inside & out anything else I see including hopefully the Duxford aircraft museum.

I am worried about the weight of the 24-105 and esp 70-200 so was thinking of just taking the 16-35 for wide angle and buying the Tamron 28-300 as a travelling lens. I have tried the Canon 28-300, great lens but heavy like the 70-200.

I would appreciate your thoughts and advice.

Michael

Michael,

Unfortunately I have no experience with that particular lens.  To date there are really very few stellar "superzoom" type lenses because of the extreme compromises made for that focal length.  I did use the Tamron 18-270 for a while and found it better than, say, the Canon 18-135mm, but I eventually went to smaller focal lengths with higher IQ.  My current travel kit is the 24-70 VC + the 70-300L.  It is a reasonably compact travel kit but with very high image quality.  Sorry I can't give you more info.
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« Reply #132 on: August 13, 2013, 10:10:49 PM »
Thanks Dustin

I will try on a different thread.

Michael

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« Reply #132 on: August 13, 2013, 10:10:49 PM »

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« Reply #133 on: August 14, 2013, 10:26:25 AM »
Still loving the Tamron as a travel lens.  The combo of great IQ and the VC ensures that it works in just about every situation.


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