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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2012, 10:55:43 PM »
I love 3rd party manufactures who put out interesting products that directly compete. I'm looking forward to the reviews and comparisons.

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2012, 10:55:43 PM »

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2012, 04:50:38 AM »
Has anyone seen a availability date?  Then I am guessing it would take 30 days for a few reliable reviews to surface.  The price of the Canon 24-70mm II and omission of IS has me interested in the Tamron offering.

Tamron settled on $1299, available April 26.

http://fstoppers.com/tamron-announces-availability-of-24-70mm-f2-8-di-vc-lens

With Canon 24-70 MkI selling new at $1399 from Amazon, the Tamron better at least match Canon's MkI to be successful.

Considering that the current 28-75 2.8 does very well against the canon, I can't imagine that we would not see a good bump up overall.
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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2012, 12:31:40 PM »
Cant wait to see how till this will compete against canons 24-70L II. My tamron 28-75 comes pretty close to my 24-70L

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2012, 02:18:50 AM »
Cant wait to see how till this will compete against canons 24-70L II. My tamron 28-75 comes pretty close to my 24-70L

Here's a special site just for the 24-70 Tamoron. And as pointed out by others, all shots at 5,6 or narrower, not very comforting.

http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/lineup/a007/index.html
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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2012, 05:48:49 PM »
Stumbled over a set of pictures supposedly taken with this lens: http://www.flickr.com/photos/transcontinenta/sets/72157629441185336/with/6927282690/
Seems like it’s just a collection of the released samples, but it’s a nice overview and you can see them in their original resolution.

According to the exif, they’ve been through Lightroom and/or Photoshop, and the dates of the shots vary from August 2011 to February 2012. I don’t know if the performance could’ve changed between those dates, though.

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2012, 05:12:28 AM »

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2012, 06:54:32 AM »
Too bad.  There is no F/2.8 one.

Actually, there are two. The flower and the jewellery. Both macro shots, and neither were particularly sharp or interesting. So yeah, modified too bad.

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2012, 03:33:46 AM »
I dont know why everyone still harps on about IS

I do not even think its necessary these days, the 5d mk II has good higher iso & no doubt
the 1dx and the upcoming mk III will exceed the previous versions

in any case, looking forward to this lens as on a budget. my guess is around 1600 at launch

noise is noise....  i want to use the lowest iso possible...

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2012, 03:36:10 AM »
i'm told that the shorter the focal length the harder it is to put IS on a lens so a canon 24-70IS would be both physically large and expensive (although tamron are maybe saying it isn't the case).... it is the one upgrade i'd make in a flash though if canon ever make one...

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2012, 09:50:46 AM »
Cant wait to see how till this will compete against canons 24-70L II. My tamron 28-75 comes pretty close to my 24-70L

Here's a special site just for the 24-70 Tamoron. And as pointed out by others, all shots at 5,6 or narrower, not very comforting.

http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/lineup/a007/index.html

All the shots are at 5,6 because otherwise parts of the shots would be out of focus.

The photographs were taken by a professional photographer who is showing what the lens can do. There's more to any lens than what it can shoot at maximum aperture.

If any of those photos had of been taken at 2.8 then critical parts of the subject matter would have been out of focus. Seems to me that people criticising the lack of 2.8 pics are arm chair internet experts rather than photographers.

Thing is though - people want to know what it can do at maximum aperture as well... if you're only going to shoot it stopped down, you're not competing against the L lenses, you're going up against the lesser lenses with smaller apertures...

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2012, 11:40:02 AM »
Cant wait to see how till this will compete against canons 24-70L II. My tamron 28-75 comes pretty close to my 24-70L

Here's a special site just for the 24-70 Tamoron. And as pointed out by others, all shots at 5,6 or narrower, not very comforting.

http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/lineup/a007/index.html

All the shots are at 5,6 because otherwise parts of the shots would be out of focus.

The photographs were taken by a professional photographer who is showing what the lens can do. There's more to any lens than what it can shoot at maximum aperture.

If any of those photos had of been taken at 2.8 then critical parts of the subject matter would have been out of focus. Seems to me that people criticising the lack of 2.8 pics are arm chair internet experts rather than photographers.

Thing is though - people want to know what it can do at maximum aperture as well... if you're only going to shoot it stopped down, you're not competing against the L lenses, you're going up against the lesser lenses with smaller apertures...

You both have a point. Dilbert is right in that the shots were made with the proper aperture for the depth of field for the scene. At the same time, to D.Sim's point, I'd have liked to have seen shots where the proper aperture is wide open -- portraiture, low light, action, that sort of thing. That is, how well does it perform wide open in settings where the proper way to shoot is wide open?

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2012, 11:40:02 AM »

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2012, 12:13:13 PM »
That's horse s**t and if you actually spent time looking at multiple lens tests you'd know that. So before you post again, why don't you be a good little boy and read all of the EF and EF-S lens tests over at photozone.de before commenting further?

I’m sure what he means is that this lens is competing against the Canon L-glass and must perform well wide open to do so – or else the f/2.8 is just a marketing number like it often is in lesser lenses. Most lenses get noticeably sharper when stopped down, while you have to pay extra to get a large aperture that’s usable. I’m sure you are aware of this – and yeah, some lenses will never get sharp - but it's not horse s**t.

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2012, 01:02:59 PM »
i'm told that the shorter the focal length the harder it is to put IS on a lens so a canon 24-70IS would be both physically large and expensive (although tamron are maybe saying it isn't the case).... it is the one upgrade i'd make in a flash though if canon ever make one...

Hmm... then what about the 17-55 f/2.8?  It is even wider than the 24-70 (not considering the crop factor, of course), and has IS! 

Would servicing the full frame sensor with IS make that much of a difference?

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Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2012, 01:02:59 PM »