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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2012, 01:23:56 PM »
I had the Tamron 17-50 f2.6 VC APS-C and it had decent image quality, but the mechanics SUCKED big time. The focus throw was only a meager 45 degrees and very loose which made manual focus not very good for video.

The Canon 17-55 f2.8 is much better, but costs 2x as much.

If Tamron made it with decent mechanics and a good picture quality, I would be it because of the V.C. which is great for video.


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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2012, 01:23:56 PM »

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2012, 06:46:16 PM »
Hello,

This is my first post but i often read on this forum.

Here i found i link on another forum that show some sample pictures of the new Tamron 24-70 VC.
Unfortunatly there is no pictures taken at F2.8.

http://blog.naver.com/sp_marketing/70135411814

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2012, 03:57:00 PM »
This looks like an good alternative to Canons 24-105 4L that I have been thinking about for more than a year.
I have the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, my only problem with that lenses is it's 28mm wide angle. I have no other excuses than that to replace it. It delivers IQ at  the same level as my Canon L lenses and Canon primes.

I might be the one of the "crazy people" to order this before seeing any reviews.

My only problem with it is the 82mm filter diameter. I would like it to be 77mm.

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2012, 01:10:22 PM »
I wonder what body Tamron used?  I am impressed with the shots.

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2012, 06:26:39 PM »
I am highly interested in this lens.  Hopefully we will see more samples soon.  If the IQ is same or better than Canon 24-70mm mark I, I will buy it.
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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2012, 12:42:48 PM »
I can't wait to see a side by side comparison of the new Tamron 24-70 to the new Canon version, hopefully on a Canon 7D and a 5D3.  Need to finalize my 2012 purchase list.  Just hope the Canon version doesn't slip past July and Canon resolves the production and Firmware issues on the 5D3.  The wait is killing me!!!

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2012, 03:33:27 PM »
It is almost unfair to be comparing this lens to the Canon lenses because Canon doesn't even make one. I'm sure if Canon did, it would be better, but seriously if this performs even close to the 1st version 24-70 Canon, it will be a winner. Tamron has an exclusive on its hands right now...I hope they don't screw it up. I have never wanted a lens to be awesome so much in my entire life. With this Tamron joining my Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, these 2 lenses would be all I ever carry. With VC it opens up many abilities with dusk/dawn landscapes, interior shots, and video where every other lens fails. And with an aperture of 2.8 it will be great in low light or for getting some nice bokeh

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2012, 03:33:27 PM »

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2012, 04:31:56 PM »
This site shows a sample photo at f/2.8. It’s a part of the slideshow, so you’ll have to wait for it. It also shows the benefit of the rounded diaphragm compared to a hexagonal diaphragm:
http://www.tamron.com.au/di24-70_a007.html
Already posted this in the other thread about this lens.

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2012, 07:50:12 PM »
It is almost unfair to be comparing this lens to the Canon lenses because Canon doesn't even make one. I'm sure if Canon did, it would be better, but seriously if this performs even close to the 1st version 24-70 Canon, it will be a winner. Tamron has an exclusive on its hands right now...I hope they don't screw it up. I have never wanted a lens to be awesome so much in my entire life. With this Tamron joining my Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, these 2 lenses would be all I ever carry. With VC it opens up many abilities with dusk/dawn landscapes, interior shots, and video where every other lens fails. And with an aperture of 2.8 it will be great in low light or for getting some nice bokeh

I don't get it.  If Tamron 24-70mm and Canon 24-70mm mark I are about same price, that is a fair comparison.  If Tamron has better IQ and VC, why should I buy Canon 24-70mm?  Ask yourself how much you would like to pay for IS feature.  I have Canon 70-200mm II IS.  This lens is about 1000+ more than non-IS version.  I can tell you, I would like to pay at 300+ if Canon has 24-70mm IS version.  Don't forget Tamron has 6 year warranty and Canon has only 1 year warranty.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2012, 07:54:24 PM by cliffwang »
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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2012, 09:28:53 PM »
It is almost unfair to be comparing this lens to the Canon lenses because Canon doesn't even make one. I'm sure if Canon did, it would be better, but seriously if this performs even close to the 1st version 24-70 Canon, it will be a winner. Tamron has an exclusive on its hands right now...I hope they don't screw it up. I have never wanted a lens to be awesome so much in my entire life. With this Tamron joining my Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, these 2 lenses would be all I ever carry. With VC it opens up many abilities with dusk/dawn landscapes, interior shots, and video where every other lens fails. And with an aperture of 2.8 it will be great in low light or for getting some nice bokeh

You would pay for Canon 24-70 Mk I because of much better resale value, much better build quality, and much better quality control. I've owned SEVERAL 3rd party lenses: Tokina 12-24, Tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8; Tamron 17-50 (non VC), and Tamron 28-75. The Tamrons performed good, actually the 17-50 was super! But they are built so cheap. For instance the focus rings will wear out and the glue will loosen, the lens barrels will start to creep out, etc. Go for Canon or even Sigma.

I don't get it.  If Tamron 24-70mm and Canon 24-70mm mark I are about same price, that is a fair comparison.  If Tamron has better IQ and VC, why should I buy Canon 24-70mm?  Ask yourself how much you would like to pay for IS feature.  I have Canon 70-200mm II IS.  This lens is about 1000+ more than non-IS version.  I can tell you, I would like to pay at 300+ if Canon has 24-70mm IS version.  Don't forget Tamron has 6 year warranty and Canon has only 1 year warranty.

5d2; 17-40L; 35L; 50/1.8 Mk. 1; 70-300 IS; 100mm/2.8

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2012, 12:09:53 AM »
You would pay for Canon 24-70 Mk I because of much better resale value, much better build quality, and much better quality control. I've owned SEVERAL 3rd party lenses: Tokina 12-24, Tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8; Tamron 17-50 (non VC), and Tamron 28-75. The Tamrons performed good, actually the 17-50 was super! But they are built so cheap. For instance the focus rings will wear out and the glue will loosen, the lens barrels will start to creep out, etc. Go for Canon or even Sigma.

Hi bridman,
You are keeping mention RESALE value.  Here is my formula.  [Canon lens price] - [Tamron lens price] - [Canon resle value] + [Tamron resale value] = TRUE VALUE different.  Don't forget depreciation of USD.  I don't really see there are much different.  I agree Canon lens has better build quality.  However, I am looking for a lens has better IQ(Mark I) and IS feature and about same price.
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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2012, 09:36:00 AM »

I don't get it.  If Tamron 24-70mm and Canon 24-70mm mark I are about same price, that is a fair comparison.  If Tamron has better IQ and VC, why should I buy Canon 24-70mm?  Ask yourself how much you would like to pay for IS feature.  I have Canon 70-200mm II IS.  This lens is about 1000+ more than non-IS version.  I can tell you, I would like to pay at 300+ if Canon has 24-70mm IS version.  Don't forget Tamron has 6 year warranty and Canon has only 1 year warranty.

One thing to remember is that Tamron builds these primarily for Nikon customers, with the focus ring and zoom ring turning in the wrong (Nikon) direction. They don't even bother to consider their Canon customers, who will have other lenses turning in the right direction. Being in the middle of the zoom range, most customers will have a wider and a longer lens also, leading to some serious usability issues.

If they'd bother to correct that, I'd take a real hard look at getting this lens, even though it is the typical Tamron ugly. But as it is, a fault I can live with in an 18-200 superzoom becomes magnified in an ostensibly professional lens.

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2012, 12:09:09 PM »
One thing to remember is that Tamron builds these primarily for Nikon customers, with the focus ring and zoom ring turning in the wrong (Nikon) direction. They don't even bother to consider their Canon customers, who will have other lenses turning in the right direction. Being in the middle of the zoom range, most customers will have a wider and a longer lens also, leading to some serious usability issues.

If they'd bother to correct that, I'd take a real hard look at getting this lens, even though it is the typical Tamron ugly. But as it is, a fault I can live with in an 18-200 superzoom becomes magnified in an ostensibly professional lens.
Do you mean Nikon has different turning direction for zoom ring(I believe focus ring is not a big problem).  I don't know what the impact for me because I haven't had the experiences for that.  How about other camera company?  Do they have same turning direction with Canon?
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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2012, 12:09:09 PM »

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2012, 09:18:11 AM »
I'm so surprised Canon does not offer a lens like this Tamron. Canon had a huge video base on nondslr and dslr cameras alike. Stabilization is huge for any video camera and Canon offers nothing for full frame users at f/2.8 with IS (though for some reason cropped cameras get a lens). Sony has built in IS in the cameras and Nikon has very little skin in the game when it comes to video. This would be great for stills as well. You know how awesome it would be to be shooting indoor wide detail shots of the flowers and church during weddings at ISO 100 & 1/15th second shutter. Most people don't move during weddings anyway so most of my shots are at slower shutter speeds when I have IS. This is a big downside to moving from cropped to full frame as I have a f/2.8 IS lens with equivalent focal lengths for a 7D but not for a 5D.

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Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Available for Preorder
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2012, 12:01:03 PM »
No no no.

Canons zoom in the wrong direction.  Nikons and Tamrons zoom correctly.

And yes you British and Aussies and Japanese drive on the wrong side of the road  ;)
I'm going to thread-jack for a moment to share what my curiosity caused me to find:

I knew many of the first zoom lenses were of the push-pull variety, so I went searching for early twist-zoom lenses.  It lead me to find that the manual focus lenses by Nikon were originally the same direction as Canon, such as:

1967 Nikkor 50-300mm


It looks like they stayed consistent with that directionality throughout the manual focus era.  Then in 1986, with their first twist zoom AF lenses, the Nikkor 35-105mm, 28-85mm and 35-70mm, they decided to change direction:





So, Canon is the correct direction, and Nikon decided to screw it up in the 1980s, after decades manufacturing lenses the right way.  :P
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« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2012, 12:01:03 PM »