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Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2013, 01:47:57 PM »
I LOVE my lens. I also am using a Tamron 1.4 TC SP and it works fantastic with little degradation in IQ. This lens at 280 f/4 is sweet. It has made me rethink my desire for an EF 300 f/4 IS.

That is a very nice shot.  I intend to test the lens with the extenders I have (both a Canon 1.4x II and a Kenko Pro300.  I've owned the Tamron 1.4x before, but sold it a few years back because I wasn't using it much.
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Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
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Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2013, 08:30:28 PM »
I've got a copy in hand that I have started the review process on.  It's a pretty capable lens. 
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 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2013, 09:04:21 AM »
Here's one of the shots from the first day of the review process.  I will be using the lens also for a wedding and business event over the weekend and into next week.


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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: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2013, 02:06:56 PM »
Hey all,

     I have had this lens only a couple of weeks and haven't had a chance to shoot much, but have a moon shot!! 1/100th, ƒ9, ISO 100, 200mm, handheld. I don't recall exactly how much, but close to 80% crop, IIRC.

Gary W.

That's quite nice sharpness and detail.

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Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2013, 02:07:56 PM »
I LOVE my lens. I also am using a Tamron 1.4 TC SP and it works fantastic with little degradation in IQ. This lens at 280 f/4 is sweet. It has made me rethink my desire for an EF 300 f/4 IS.

Very nice!

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Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2013, 02:11:04 PM »
Here's one of the shots from the first day of the review process.  I will be using the lens also for a wedding and business event over the weekend and into next week.


Me and My Book by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Just quickly looking at Gary's shots earlier in the thread, it kind of looks like the color palette is superior to Canon's 70-200 ii.  Do you find this in your shooting, Dustin?

I suspect no matter how sharp some copies of this Tamron will go, nobody will ever admit it can be comparable in resolution to the Canon ii.  That is like the holy grail lens for Canon fanboys!  As you know...of course.

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Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2013, 05:00:53 PM »
Here's one of the shots from the first day of the review process.  I will be using the lens also for a wedding and business event over the weekend and into next week.


Me and My Book by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Just quickly looking at Gary's shots earlier in the thread, it kind of looks like the color palette is superior to Canon's 70-200 ii.  Do you find this in your shooting, Dustin?

I suspect no matter how sharp some copies of this Tamron will go, nobody will ever admit it can be comparable in resolution to the Canon ii.  That is like the holy grail lens for Canon fanboys!  As you know...of course.


I haven't spent enough time to determine that, Carl.  One thing I have noticed, however, and that is unlike many Tamron's the color DOESN'T seem to render on the warm side.
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 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
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« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2013, 06:18:24 PM »
super moon? Super Lens!

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Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2013, 07:32:53 PM »
I luv ma 70-200 2.8 VC.  Shot this pic a few weeks ago, 200mm @ 2.8
Have a good evening  :)
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Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2013, 08:00:22 PM »
Here's one of the shots from the first day of the review process.  I will be using the lens also for a wedding and business event over the weekend and into next week.


Me and My Book by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Just quickly looking at Gary's shots earlier in the thread, it kind of looks like the color palette is superior to Canon's 70-200 ii.  Do you find this in your shooting, Dustin?

I suspect no matter how sharp some copies of this Tamron will go, nobody will ever admit it can be comparable in resolution to the Canon ii.  That is like the holy grail lens for Canon fanboys!  As you know...of course.


I haven't spent enough time to determine that, Carl.  One thing I have noticed, however, and that is unlike many Tamron's the color DOESN'T seem to render on the warm side.


Well, based on the pictures in this thread, it's definitely not on the cool side either.

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Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2013, 09:51:10 AM »
Here's one of the shots from the first day of the review process.  I will be using the lens also for a wedding and business event over the weekend and into next week.


Me and My Book by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr


Just quickly looking at Gary's shots earlier in the thread, it kind of looks like the color palette is superior to Canon's 70-200 ii.  Do you find this in your shooting, Dustin?

I suspect no matter how sharp some copies of this Tamron will go, nobody will ever admit it can be comparable in resolution to the Canon ii.  That is like the holy grail lens for Canon fanboys!  As you know...of course.


I haven't spent enough time to determine that, Carl.  One thing I have noticed, however, and that is unlike many Tamron's the color DOESN'T seem to render on the warm side.


Well, based on the pictures in this thread, it's definitely not on the cool side either.


It was a raw image that I changed the color balance on metered off the white page of her book.  It definitely went a lot warmer (5300 to 7500).  I preferred the warmer palette to convey summer.
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 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2013, 09:52:48 AM »
I did my first brief round of testing with the Kenko 1.4x (Pro 300 Blue Dot).  Image quality is very good.  AF hunts more, particularly with outer points on a 6D.  The center point is pretty decent.


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Yes, obviously the colors have been played with here to produce a more artistic look.  I will also post the original to give you an idea of color.
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 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2013, 09:55:03 AM »
Here's the original along with a 100% crop to show detail with the combination.  This is 280mm, f/4 (which should be worse case scenario).
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 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2013, 08:14:27 AM »
Here's another portrait taken with the 70-200 VC + Kenko 1.4x.  This is actually pretty nice combination.  One thing I like is that bokeh remains very nice with the Tele.  It just softens further without developing ugly characteristics.


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Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2013, 09:27:08 AM »
Used it for hundreds of shots at a wedding yesterday.  I don't think I have AFMA quite nailed, yet, but the image quality was still beautiful


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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: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #29 on: June 30, 2013, 09:27:08 AM »