2012 Vs 2002 Technology - Do you think this a fair comparison?
This is Canon L lens, NOT Tamron. Wonder where Tamron lenses are made? Japan or somehere else?
For me, my equipment can come right from the dark side of the moon and can be dated 1980 as long as it serves the purpose. Doing comparisons isn't about being fair towards manufacturers or being right, but just about making the best decision as a consumer given the current choices.
In fact, I could even do with less red rings and white paint on my lenses, I've been told that having the latest, most shiny gear isn't necessarily a good sign for a pro but makes you look like a noob. Which I am. But no need to hand a sign around my neck.
I highly recommend getting a reportage list and A day to scout the venues. Then, you'll know what you really need.
Oh, you can be sure I'll to that allright. But there's no harm in getting lots of advice before buying equipment for thousands of $$$. And if I have adequate equipment, this is at least one thing that is less likely to go wrong next to all other things I can screw up when building a business for myself.
Besides, while LR on my older Laptop is rendering hundreds of previews, I've got even more time then you participating in pointless rumors :-p