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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2014, 01:28:35 PM »
I chose the Canon; hardly considered the Tamron after comparing on-line reviews (before that the 24-105 used to be my walkaround lens). No regrets; sharpness is so mch better that the 24-105.
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2014, 01:28:35 PM »

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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2014, 01:49:22 PM »
I chose the Canon; hardly considered the Tamron after comparing on-line reviews (before that the 24-105 used to be my walkaround lens). No regrets; sharpness is so mch better that the 24-105.

Time and time I read this about the 24-105 being a lille softer, I think my 24-105 must be an exceptionally good copy. Its sharpness even compares favorably to my 100 mm macro. Not quite as good, but very sharp nonetheless. Last week I used it for some landscape shots in the snow and again I am very pleased.
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2014, 01:53:18 PM »
CANON The Best, Why settle for anything less?
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2014, 01:56:20 PM »
I went with the Tamron merely because I didn't have $2k+ to spend on a camera lens. I wasn't doing any paid work when I bought it so for me, it was a question of best value.

Having said that, just about every dollar I've made taking pictures has involved that lens, and given I do some video work and don't have my own stabilization rig, the VC is a major asset.
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2014, 02:09:35 PM »
I chose the Tamron after testing one in the shop and going away for a few weeks for a think. That $1000 extra for the canon wasn't happening. My tamron did however show a VC issue, otherwise the lens is damn sharp. Tamron fixed it up and I've had a good sharp reliable copy since. So I can vouch for Tamron service too. I'm happy with it, I can't compare to the canon mkii as I never tested it (points to the cost I personally think is nuts for such a lens). I use Zeiss otherwise, this lens filled the gap with an autofocus lens and I'm NOT disappointed with my choice one bit.

I do like the rendering, I find it beautiful especially for portrait oriented work. Soft almost muted colour, yes maybe lower contrast than the L's I've used but I like it anyway. Each to their own.

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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2014, 02:35:24 PM »
I used to have the original 24-70L, sold it and pretty much got the Tamron for no cost.  Much sharper and image stabilization without having to shell out any more cash.  New canon might be sharper than what I have but I think the tamron was good value for the money for me.
I also replaced my canon 100-400L with a Sigma 120-300 f2.8 (and 2X teleconverter), and likely will replace the canon 50 1.4 with the new sigma (already have the sigma 35 f1.4).  I hadn't really look at it but I seem to have been replacing a lot of my canon lenses lately.

Next question would be weather to get the new sigma 24-105 to replace the canon 24-105L?

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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2014, 02:48:44 PM »
I used to have the original 24-70L, sold it and pretty much got the Tamron for no cost.  Much sharper and image stabilization without having to shell out any more cash.  New canon might be sharper than what I have but I think the tamron was good value for the money for me.
I also replaced my canon 100-400L with a Sigma 120-300 f2.8 (and 2X teleconverter), and likely will replace the canon 50 1.4 with the new sigma (already have the sigma 35 f1.4).  I hadn't really look at it but I seem to have been replacing a lot of my canon lenses lately.

Next question would be weather to get the new sigma 24-105 to replace the canon 24-105L?

I went the S24-105 route and couldn't be happier
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2014, 02:55:38 PM »
Aren't these two completely different beasts?

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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2014, 03:01:03 PM »
When Canon first announced the 24-70mm 2.8L II, just like everyone else I was surprised by the lack of IS which gave me pause... Even though I loved my workhorse 24-105, I knew I was going to get a mid-range zoom eventually, so after a month of staring at the MTF charts I pre-ordered the new Canon. I expected that the Canon lens was going to very good, but not this good... It really was been a game-changer for me. I shoot primarily landscapes and my tripod is usually pretty close by so I really don't miss not having IS. The only downside to the Canon for me has been that its IQ is so good that I'm now less likely to use one of my TS-E lenses...

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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2014, 03:38:18 PM »
Can someone please direct me to Dustin Abbott's thread about the Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC ? (Looking, but no success.) Thanks.

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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2014, 03:46:00 PM »
Never look at the Tamron. I just went straight with Canon. As I never buy any third party lenses. For the price its well worth it. Buy it right the first time and it will save you money in the long run.
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2014, 04:01:55 PM »
Can someone please direct me to Dustin Abbott's thread about the Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC ? (Looking, but no success.) Thanks.


Here it is:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11251.0

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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2014, 04:29:17 PM »
I bought the 24-70II because I got a really good deal but was still quite circumspect, and thought I might give it a try but will probably settle in favor of the 24-105 (which I had bought around the same time).
Then I had taken the 24-70II to my anniversary dinner in a very dimly lit restaurant which rotates, with city lights all around, and the pictures my wife and the waitress (and myself) took came out so sharp, with amazing IQ and bokeh, that there was no returning that lens after that!
In general, I like to have the best lens I can afford in a certain FL range, and this was the best lens, period.
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2014, 07:02:17 PM »
Canon 24-70L 2 all the way. Still got the 24-105 sitting there on the shelve looking a bit angry with me though. 
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2014, 08:36:04 PM »
Can someone please direct me to Dustin Abbott's thread about the Tamron 24-70/2.8 VC ? (Looking, but no success.) Thanks.

Try here

http://dustinabbott.net/2012/11/tamron-sp-24-70mm-f2-8-di-vc-usd-review/
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Re: 24-70/2.8 Canon or Tamron: Which did you choose and why?
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2014, 08:36:04 PM »