Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
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Jeffrey W., Newegg
31 March 2014
Summary: I took an egg away for the somewhat slow AF and lower image quality (Compared to the Canon). Don't get me wrong though: If you use stabilization a lot this is an excellent choice and bargain! The image quality honestly is quite good (just not as good as the Canon). I believe the gain in image quality with the canon mark II over the Tamron does not justify the extra cost.
Pros: Vibration Compensation works great Fast 2.8 Accurate Auto-Focus (on my Canon T3i)
Cons: Not as good image quality as the Canon 24-70 2.8L II (but close. I think it is at least as good as the Mark I) Auto-Focus seems slow, and not accurate good in AI Servo $1000 or so less than the Canon
Summary: This lens is a beast, but worth the weight. It auto focuses fairly fast, has vibration control, and a smooth focus ring. It's zoom ring, however, is not that smooth. This is a good walk-around lens.
Tamron SP 24-70mm Di VC USD Nikon Mount (Model A007N) first testing and some jumps...
JJE "Alpha one", Amazon
21 January 2014
Summary: Despite the amazing time I have spent testing this amazing lens (I took around 180 shots) And I have to say that I am glad for the results,..The glass worked really well most of the time, I just saw some jumping back to the left side, I can not explain but looks like it is happen the 20% of the shots. I know is not the camera because is not jumping with other lens.
Excerpt: I have used this lens to photograph events and portraits. The auto focus and image stabilization work great. I researched 3 24-70 2.8 lenses: Nikon, Sigma, and Tamron. I am happy with my decision to go with the Tamron.
Summary: I bought it at Amazon. Many favorable reviews and I didn't pay attention to the forum users reviews. There is a recurrent problem with the aperture calibration, mainly between 2.8 and 4, that can cause overexposure. There are also some VC issues, that are strange but that didn't bother me so much. And finally, the Bokeh is really an onion bokeh, mainly with lights at a certain distance. All that said, the lens is usable and very, very, very sharp, even wide open.
Very good lens, VC is nice to have - all at a great price!!
Brian D. Green "B. Green", Amazon
22 April 2013
Summary: For Tamron to beat the big names out with a 24-70 lens with VC (IS or VR) is an accomplishment for them, and a little bit of an insult to the others. I replaced my Sigma 24-70 EX lens with this one because it does have better optics on top of the VC. I like the build of the lens, it has a solid feel, and the rings seem smooth. I like the "Lock" function on the zoom. Not so crazy about the 82mm filter, but I guess that's what it had to be.