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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2012, 03:04:35 PM »
Here's one I took yesterday.  Note that the bokeh is still very nice even with the lens stopped down one stop (f/4).  I have found that detail and contrast holds up very well when shooting into the sun thus far:


A Scoop of Sunshine by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr
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 #15 on: November 27, 2012, 03:04:35 PM »

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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2012, 12:34:08 PM »
I've just posted the full review of the lens to my website.  If you are interested, take a look at:

http://www.dustinabbott.net/2012/11/tamron-sp-24-70mm-f2-8-di-vc-usd-review/
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 #17 on: November 29, 2012, 12:59:46 PM »
Thanks for sharing so many good pictures.  I was not a big fan for Tamron because of the 18-270mm.  However, I still gave Tamron 24-70mm a try few months ago.  I was so impressed for the IQ and its amazing VC.  It was much better than my Canon 24-70mm MK1.  The only complain for me is the AF speed is not as fast as Canon 24-70mm.  Overall Tamron 24-70mm is worth any penny.
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2012, 01:13:30 PM »
Even though it's worth every penny, did anyone get to pay LESS than every penny for it?

I've been waiting for it to drop SOME, but even the tamron rebates haven't included this beastie.

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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2012, 01:20:11 PM »
Even though it's worth every penny, did anyone get to pay LESS than every penny for it?

I've been waiting for it to drop SOME, but even the tamron rebates haven't included this beastie.

For some very, very odd reason the price seems to be better in Canada than in the US.  I have never seen that before.  I got mine at Simon's Camera in Montreal for $1139 CDN before tax.  Most US retailers seem stuck at the $1299 rate.  I guess the good news for Tamron is that they are clearly moving units at "full" price and haven't had to resort to any kind of price drop.
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 #20 on: November 29, 2012, 01:20:59 PM »
Thanks for sharing so many good pictures.  I was not a big fan for Tamron because of the 18-270mm.  However, I still gave Tamron 24-70mm a try few months ago.  I was so impressed for the IQ and its amazing VC.  It was much better than my Canon 24-70mm MK1.  The only complain for me is the AF speed is not as fast as Canon 24-70mm.  Overall Tamron 24-70mm is worth any penny.

You're welcome.  I wanted to do a review more from a photographer's perspective than from a professional reviewers (which I am not).
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 #21 on: November 29, 2012, 02:07:05 PM »
Even though it's worth every penny, did anyone get to pay LESS than every penny for it?

I've been waiting for it to drop SOME, but even the tamron rebates haven't included this beastie.

I was also waiting for Tamron rebates.  However, the 24-70mm had never been on its rebate list.  Finally, I got this lens when Beach Camera had 10% eBay buck few month ago.  That's about 100 bucks cheaper than its tag price.
Canon 5D3 | Samyang 14mm F/2.8 | Sigma 50mm F/1.4 | Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 VC | Canon 70-200mm F/2.8 IS MK2 | Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro L | Canon Closed-up 500D | 430EX | Kenko 2x Teleplus Pro 300 | Manfrotto Tripod

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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2012, 02:07:05 PM »

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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2012, 02:54:37 PM »
Even though it's worth every penny, did anyone get to pay LESS than every penny for it?

I've been waiting for it to drop SOME, but even the tamron rebates haven't included this beastie.

I was also waiting for Tamron rebates.  However, the 24-70mm had never been on its rebate list.  Finally, I got this lens when Beach Camera had 10% eBay buck few month ago.  That's about 100 bucks cheaper than its tag price.

Yeah, I guess it'll be 3900 amazon points which *IS* $39 bucks, better than a sharp stick in the eye.
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2013, 12:21:30 AM »
A couple of recent shots.
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2013, 09:07:20 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 #25 on: June 13, 2013, 01:07:21 PM »
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 #26 on: July 03, 2013, 01:21:03 PM »
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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2013, 05:03:23 PM »
What are this lens owners' opinions concerning it's AF and build quality? I'm considering one of these.
5D3, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 100L, 24-105L, Sigma 50/1.4 DG, Canon TC 1.4x III

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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2013, 05:03:23 PM »

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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2013, 05:43:29 PM »
Thanks Dustin for your very informative review.
And you shot some nice picture with this lens.

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Re: Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 di VC USD
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2013, 01:01:27 PM »
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
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