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A Wedding Photographer's Look at the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

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--- Quote from: TWI by Dustin Abbott on December 14, 2012, 05:52:22 PM ---For those still considering this lens, here's my take on my first wedding done with the lens:

I have given quite a few examples and reviewed it more from the perspective of professional use in that type of setting.

Here's one of the photos from last weekend:

Winter Wedding by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

Also, if you are interested, here is my initial review of the lens on my website:

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--- Quote from: TWI by Dustin Abbott on January 18, 2013, 08:16:31 AM ---
--- Quote from: Rienzphotoz on January 18, 2013, 08:04:18 AM ---Nice post ... read your review as well ... very nice.
Someone stole my new 24-70 f/2.8 L II lens yesterday ... now I don't have enough money to buy it again ... so your review of Tamron 24-70 came at a right time ... I just ordered the lens after reading your review ... ordered it from Amazon (Japan) got it for US$ 1069 ... I think that is the best deal I've seen so far for this lens ... I should get it in hand by 24th January.

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Two things:  first, that is the best price that I have seen on the lens.  It has not received hardly any discounting yet (which is probably a positive sign for resale value down the road).  Good for you!

Secondly, I would be very interested in your feedback after having own the 24-70II .  I have not used or tested that lens, and, while I know it is optically superior, I would certainly be interested in hearing your thoughts as to the handling and overall image quality as compared.

Finally, I am really sad to hear  about the theft of your lens.  That stinks!  I hope the Tamron serves as a reasonable substitute and that I haven't steered you wrong :)

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I think it is due to the exchange rate ... US dollar strengthened against the Yen, hence the difference in price. My boss who is in Japan right now is getting it for me (and he will be here on 24th), so I don' t have to pay any shipping charges.
Once I get the lens in hand I will definitely post my feedback ... but I am not an accomplished professional photographer like you ... for me it is a serious hobby and none of my photos look half as good as yours (but that has not stopped me from spending good money on expensive glass ;D ... hope the wife is not reading this post ;D) ... nevertheless I will post my feedback with my limited photographic skills.
Yeah it really stinks to have lost that lens ... right now I am limited by my finances to buy the 24-70 L II, also, I did miss IS in 24-70 L II, so with that in mind, the only option I have is Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC, so your review has not steered me anywhere ... but it definitely made me feel good about buying the Tamron :)

Rienzphotoz: Have you gotten the Tamron yet? Your comments?

Hi sorry ... forgot about this thread, yes I got it 10 days ago.
The image quality is very good, easily comparable to 24-70 f/2.8 (version 1 ... not the new one).
VC in Tamron 24-70 is more effective than the IS in Canon 70-200 L IS II ... I tested hand held shots at all shutter speeds from 1/40th of a second to 1 second ... I will post them tomorrow.
The only thing I don't like is the build quality, even the cheaper Canon L zooms have much better quality than the Tamron 24-70 VC ... having said that it is still the best built Tamron lens and it is nicely priced, giving value for money.
I'll post the VC vs IS comparison photos tomorrow, meanwhile check this video
Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Lens Review


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