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Re: 24-70 f2.8 I L --- 24-105 f4 L --- TAMRON 24-70 2.8 --- 1000$ budget.
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2013, 01:51:42 PM »
No offense to those who own Tamron lenses, as I've owned a couple of them (28-75 and 17-50 non VC) myself in the past... They always seem to have a yellowish hue to them, most subjects kinda looked like they had hepatitis ;) I tested the Tamron 24-70mm VC at a booth at Photoworld Asia awhile back and though I saw richer colors, the yellowish tint was still there for the portraits I took. By testing, I mean exposing properly with AWB, custom white balance, and kelvin. There's just not much of a way around it when in camera, but there is (for the most part) in post. So, if you shoot a lot of people like I do, and want minimal post, I'd avoid third party. Not saying they're bad for everyone, just bad for me. ;) My vote goes to the older Canon 24-70 because the colors that came from it were quite good. I owned the Canon 24-70 for a long time and didn't see too many people complain about it until the Mark II came out. =P The 24-105 I've never owned but I'm sure it has it's own specific place in the world. ;)
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Re: 24-70 f2.8 I L --- 24-105 f4 L --- TAMRON 24-70 2.8 --- 1000$ budget.
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2013, 01:51:42 PM »

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Re: 24-70 f2.8 I L --- 24-105 f4 L --- TAMRON 24-70 2.8 --- 1000$ budget.
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2013, 02:40:38 PM »
Between the two canon lens, I would opt for the 24-105.  Gives you IS and greater range.  24-70 is an okay lens, not stellar like the 24-70 II.

As for the Tamron, I have never used one

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Re: 24-70 f2.8 I L --- 24-105 f4 L --- TAMRON 24-70 2.8 --- 1000$ budget.
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2013, 11:59:31 AM »
Do you live in the US ... if so, for under $1000 the only option is 24-105 f/4 L IS ... the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC sells for almost $1300 in US ... but a few months ago I bought brand new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC from Amazon Japan for $1048 ... currently it is selling at $965 in Amazon.co.jp

If you don't mind my asking, what was the shipping charge and were any duties involved?

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Re: 24-70 f2.8 I L --- 24-105 f4 L --- TAMRON 24-70 2.8 --- 1000$ budget.
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2013, 12:45:49 PM »
I haven't tried it, but I'd look at the Tamron. You get f/2.8 and VC and on Lens Rentals it tested sharper than the others, especially compared to the 24-105 IS (of which I have tried several copies and was always disappointed, none were as sharp on FF as even my old vastly less expensive Tamron 28-75).

Although now that 24-105 have been dumped in so many kits and bargain packages you can now find them sold off or packaged new for like $600-700 so the price is much better. At that lower price, especially under $700, it's not a bad deal since you get wide range and IS and the price isn't so crazy now (for a lens with very mediocre image quality as L lenses go; still clearly better than the non-L 28-135 IS though). So do you want to pay the lowest amount and get the widest range and IS and very likely sacrifice some edge sharpness (and even a touch micro-contrast center frame) or not?

I always wanted to like 24-105 but always end up frustrated with them so I don't like them, but some people seem to love them. Don't get one just to get L though as it's hardly one of the most magical L optics, it's a tricky range to do well so only a really top L in that range would look as good as L that cover longer ranges at all and it does do better than the 28-135 IS sort of lens though.

Personally, I'd at least give the Tamron 24-70 VC a shot.

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Re: 24-70 f2.8 I L --- 24-105 f4 L --- TAMRON 24-70 2.8 --- 1000$ budget.
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2013, 12:47:40 PM »
Have you guys heard about the 24-70 f4? I just don't understand this lens... Does it have better IQ then the 24-105 f4?

It does other than right around 50mm. The price is awfully high on it for f/4 though. It seems a bit over-priced at this time to me.

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Re: 24-70 f2.8 I L --- 24-105 f4 L --- TAMRON 24-70 2.8 --- 1000$ budget.
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2013, 12:47:40 PM »