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Re: Is the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L MKII worth the Extra Money?
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2013, 05:05:57 AM »
I purchased the Tamron. I actually tested and compared the Tamron with Canon MK II. Though it wasn't a thorough fieldtest. I found the Canon to be sharper in the corner at 24mm. AF may have been a little faster on the Canon compared to the Tamron when shooting moving subjects (cars passing by). There is a difference between those 2 lenses but since I am not a pro-photographer earning money with photography, I decided that I could not justify  paying 1000 euro more (that is about 1300 dollars). So for me personally it wasn't worth it.
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Re: Is the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L MKII worth the Extra Money?
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Re: Is the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L MKII worth the Extra Money?
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2013, 01:20:53 PM »
As far as lens test sites I trust photozone.de numbers more than TDP's charts (and TDP seems to almost always have a bad copy of tamron somehow).

Just a comment; If you read Bryan´s review (TDP) of the Canon 24-70 f2.8L II, you´ll see that he had significant issues with the first lenses he tested, so it is not just Tamron.
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Re: Is the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L MKII worth the Extra Money?
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2013, 02:21:14 PM »
Uh, If Image quality and focusing performance is important to you, YES!  Tamron is a value lens, nothing more.
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Re: Is the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L MKII worth the Extra Money?
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2013, 04:54:18 PM »
Uh, If Image quality and focusing performance is important to you, YES!  Tamron is a value lens, nothing more.


That's not even close to the truth. 

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/tamron-sp-24-70mm-f-2-8-vc-usd-lens-review-19056

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-ef-24-70mm-f-2-8l-ii-usm-lens-review-20563

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/09/canon-24-70-f2-8-ii-resolution-tests

I have yet to read a review that claimed that the optical or focusing performance of the new Canon was anything more than a minimal upgrade over the Tamron.  The new Tamron sits right between the old Canon 24-70 and the new one in terms of wide open image quality.  Stopped down there is no perceptible difference between the new Canon and the Tamron.
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Re: Is the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L MKII worth the Extra Money?
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2013, 04:54:18 PM »