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Author Topic: 24-70mm f2.8 - Tamron on my Camera, Canon in the closet  (Read 3327 times)

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« on: May 31, 2012, 23:02 »
The details of my title can be found in my blog at:

But the essence is that I love my Canon 24-70mm f2.8 but for the kind of shots that I do I need the IS.  I had it with the 17-55 when I had an APS camera.

When Tamron came out with the VC version I jumped on it.  Even though I know Canon has great glass and I knew very little about Tamron.

So..... I am happy I made the switch.   Many of the finding in my blog match other reviews and finding.  I used Reikan's Focal to verify some sharpness info.  The Tamron is sharper at 70mm, the Canon better at 24mm.  There is some vignetting at 24mm on the Tamron.  I have not seen the onion bokeh.  I think the bokeh is nice.

Bottom line its a good lens and that VC makes my day!!

« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 23:23 »
Good read.
Canon 24-70 IS is on the way, lots of money though.  >:(


« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 23:26 »
Good read.
Canon 24-70 IS is on the way, lots of money though.  >:(
There isn't a Canon one on the way yet not even on the rumor sites is there?

« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 00:07 »
Whoa!! so the new Canon 24-70 II does not have Image Stabilization? It was listed as such on B&H web site. Not now. So Canon is selling the new lens for about $700 more and no IS?  :o

I personally hated my 24-70 due to all the Chromatic Aberration and sold it and got the 24-105 with IS. I tested both side by side and the choice was clear.

I was hoping to snag the new over-priced 24/70 II with IS after testing the CA. Would love to have f/2.8.

Amazed they are selling that reworked lens for about the price of a new 5D Mark II.  ::)


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