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The new Tamron

The new Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC is now in stock at B&H Photo. It retails for about $1000 less than the Canon equivalent.


Also in stock is the new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 VC macro, it retails for a lot less than the Canon version too.


Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC for Canon $1499 | Tamron 90 f/2.8 VC Macro for Canon $749


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Re: Tamron EF 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 VC Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 06:07:40 PM »
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Re: Tamron EF 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 VC Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 06:40:06 PM »
will be interested to see how this lens performs.
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Re: Tamron EF 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 VC Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 06:56:10 PM »
Could someone explain this to me:

When I look at the-digital-picture's wide open test chart shots at 200mm, the Tamron seems to beat the Sigma (or at worst, matches it), but then switch to 400mm (slap on a 2x TC) and the Tamron completely falls apart!

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=833&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=0&LensComp=806&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=4&APIComp=0

Am I mistaken? Did Bryan completely blow focus? What's going on???

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Re: Tamron EF 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 VC Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 07:12:31 PM »
Could someone explain this to me:

When I look at the-digital-picture's wide open test chart shots at 200mm, the Tamron seems to beat the Sigma (or at worst, matches it), but then switch to 400mm (slap on a 2x TC) and the Tamron completely falls apart!

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=833&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=0&LensComp=806&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=4&APIComp=0

Am I mistaken? Did Bryan completely blow focus? What's going on???


From what I understand, Tamron actually strongly recommends AGAINST using this lens with teleconverters (probably for this reason). I must confess that I don't understand why this lens seems so incompatible with teles, considering that it's native resolution matches or even exceeds the Canon MKII at most focal lengths.  This one factor has kind of cooled my desire for the lens.  Otherwise, it looks pretty great.  Very sharp and contrasty, and from what I have seen it produces somewhat smoother bokeh than the MKII as well.  It's AF is bit slower than the Canon.  Still, if the lens was at $1299, I would still look at it long and hard.  I have the 70-300L if I need the extra reach.
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 EF 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 VC Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 09:35:28 PM »
I don't see buying a Tamron 90 f/2.8 VC Macro for $749 when you can buy a refurbished Canon 100L for about the same price and a year from now Canon 100L would be worth more.  Not counting that Canon 100L has a better IQ.

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Re: Tamron EF 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 VC Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2013, 03:35:57 AM »
...Canon 100L has a better IQ.

And how you you know this?  Do you own both a 100L and a T90VC? 

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Re: Tamron EF 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 VC Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2013, 03:35:57 AM »

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Re: Tamron EF 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 VC Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 06:28:55 PM »
I don't know why Tamron made the macro's focus ring so darn wide, basically half the lens.  I think it makes the lens look terrible. 
One can buy the new Canon 100L for $899 shipped from Amazon right now, so the $749 price for Tamron is kind of hard to swallow.., although when street prices go down, it does have the advantage of lighter weight 550 g vs. 625 g. 

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Re: Tamron EF 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 VC Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 09:02:18 PM »
I don't know why Tamron made the macro's focus ring so darn wide, basically half the lens.  I think it makes the lens look terrible. 
One can buy the new Canon 100L for $899 shipped from Amazon right now, so the $749 price for Tamron is kind of hard to swallow.., although when street prices go down, it does have the advantage of lighter weight 550 g vs. 625 g.

I agree on this.  The Canon 100L is a killer lens, and most people would agree that even 10mm more focal length (and that extra little bit of working distance) makes the Canon a better bet.  I think we'll see the Tamron price come down pretty fast to the $600-$650 range, which will make it a very competitive offering then. 
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 EF 70-200 f/2.8 VC & 90 f/2.8 VC Macro in Stock at B&H Photo
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 09:02:18 PM »