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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2013, 01:02:49 PM »
What are this lens owners' opinions concerning it's AF and build quality? I'm considering one of these.

AF is very accurate and is just slightly slower than the best USM motors.  Build quality is very strong - it is weather sealed, dense, and Roger has said the break down is good after they remedied an early glued seal issue in the very first model.
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2013, 10:51:32 AM »
Here is a three shot panorama I took in Nassau:


Welcome to the Bahamas by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2013, 10:38:39 PM »
Sorry for the large water mark on the balloon picture. I feel like it might have commercial value.
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2013, 08:45:46 AM »
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2013, 10:07:49 AM »
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2013, 09:02:56 AM »
Here's a new one from the Tamron:


Land of the Larches by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2013, 08:38:50 AM »
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 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #37 on: December 02, 2013, 08:39:12 AM »
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2013, 10:55:58 AM »
Whenever I leave my 5D MK III + Tamron 24-70 VC with VC turned on (even though the camera power is turned off), the battery drains very within a couple of days ... does anyone else face this issue?
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2013, 11:03:13 AM »
Whenever I leave my 5D MK III + Tamron 24-70 VC with VC turned on (even though the camera power is turned off), the battery drains very within a couple of days ... does anyone else face this issue?

I had a similar issue.  Call Tamron, send it in, and they will fix it quickly.  It needs an updated circuit board.
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2013, 11:30:52 AM »
Whenever I leave my 5D MK III + Tamron 24-70 VC with VC turned on (even though the camera power is turned off), the battery drains very within a couple of days ... does anyone else face this issue?

I had a similar issue.  Call Tamron, send it in, and they will fix it quickly.  It needs an updated circuit board.
Thanks for the response, I was really hoping for your reply, as you are probably the biggest evangelist for Tamron 24-70 in CR (I say that with great respect for the excellent results you achieve with that lens)  ... unfortunately, here in Qatar, we don't have any Tamron service center (for that matter any other service center that can fix lenses) ... also, I bought the Tamron 24-70 VC from Japan (through my boss), so if I want it fixed, I'll have to send it to Japan ... but I don't have time now, as I'm about to go on vacation for 15 days (to Australia) ... so far I have not faced any problems with the lens or its image quality ... just this annoying battery drain issue if I forget to leave the VC on while not in use (so most of the time I turn off VC, but when the camera is in use, it does not seem to affect the battery life), so I'm assuming it won't turn into a bigger issue if I never get the circuit board updated - what do you think?
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2013, 01:46:38 PM »
Whenever I leave my 5D MK III + Tamron 24-70 VC with VC turned on (even though the camera power is turned off), the battery drains very within a couple of days ... does anyone else face this issue?

I had a similar issue.  Call Tamron, send it in, and they will fix it quickly.  It needs an updated circuit board.
Thanks for the response, I was really hoping for your reply, as you are probably the biggest evangelist for Tamron 24-70 in CR (I say that with great respect for the excellent results you achieve with that lens)  ... unfortunately, here in Qatar, we don't have any Tamron service center (for that matter any other service center that can fix lenses) ... also, I bought the Tamron 24-70 VC from Japan (through my boss), so if I want it fixed, I'll have to send it to Japan ... but I don't have time now, as I'm about to go on vacation for 15 days (to Australia) ... so far I have not faced any problems with the lens or its image quality ... just this annoying battery drain issue if I forget to leave the VC on while not in use (so most of the time I turn off VC, but when the camera is in use, it does not seem to affect the battery life), so I'm assuming it won't turn into a bigger issue if I never get the circuit board updated - what do you think?

I've never heard of it causing any other issue than the battery drain.  It doesn't affect lens function, but it will cause a slow but continual drain on the battery like you've experienced.  Its too bad you are disconnected from service like that.
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2013, 02:24:58 AM »
Whenever I leave my 5D MK III + Tamron 24-70 VC with VC turned on (even though the camera power is turned off), the battery drains very within a couple of days ... does anyone else face this issue?

I had a similar issue.  Call Tamron, send it in, and they will fix it quickly.  It needs an updated circuit board.
Thanks for the response, I was really hoping for your reply, as you are probably the biggest evangelist for Tamron 24-70 in CR (I say that with great respect for the excellent results you achieve with that lens)  ... unfortunately, here in Qatar, we don't have any Tamron service center (for that matter any other service center that can fix lenses) ... also, I bought the Tamron 24-70 VC from Japan (through my boss), so if I want it fixed, I'll have to send it to Japan ... but I don't have time now, as I'm about to go on vacation for 15 days (to Australia) ... so far I have not faced any problems with the lens or its image quality ... just this annoying battery drain issue if I forget to leave the VC on while not in use (so most of the time I turn off VC, but when the camera is in use, it does not seem to affect the battery life), so I'm assuming it won't turn into a bigger issue if I never get the circuit board updated - what do you think?

I've never heard of it causing any other issue than the battery drain.  It doesn't affect lens function, but it will cause a slow but continual drain on the battery like you've experienced.  Its too bad you are disconnected from service like that.
Thank you ... considering my options, that is good news ... guess I'll just live with it for the time being. But I like the lens a great deal, the image quality is absolutely brilliant. I'll see if they can quickly fix it in Australia. Cheers.
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2013, 08:06:19 AM »


Another shot from Israel.  This one is from Akko (Acre) looking over the old wall into the Med.
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2013, 08:08:45 AM »
This shot was taken with the 6D/Tamron 24-70 VC combo that I use a LOT while traveling.  Nice thing about the Tamron is that I shot this at 70mm and 1/13th of a second.  I don't fear doing that at all with a static subject.  It's VC is great!  This is a door that caught my eye leaving the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and heading out into the Arab Quarter.

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« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2013, 08:08:45 AM »