Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD
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Does what I need it to do
Shotokan, B&H Photo
9 July 2014
Excerpt: I had initially decided to skip a mid-range zoom in favor of 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm primes for indoor photography involving family gatherings and my wife's indoor woodwind quintet performances. However, I often could not properly frame my shots with primes because I could not move either close enough to or far enough away from my subject. So I picked up this zoom. I'm impressed by its performance for these indoor events.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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
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)
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: Ordered as a walk around for a Nikon Df and tested this against lenses I currently own shooting wall test charts. Center resolution and contrast was very good, DX range was okay, edge and corner (FX) falloff was disappointing for a lens costing this much. 70mm on this is quite a bit shorter than Nikon 70-200 f/4 vr and nowhere near as sharp.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good Vibration Control, Nice Bokeh, Well built
Excerpt: This lens is quite good, not outstanding, good. I think that if your expectations about its performance are realistic the Tamron will not disappoint. I use the 24-70/2.8 for people&places shooting; it an especially good people lens. If I were to shoot weddings or events this is certainly a lens I would use. I use this on a D700 and the only negative comment I might make is that contrast is low at 2.8.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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.
Excerpt: Several hundred dollars cheaper than its Nikon counter part - this lens holds its own.As with everything - you are going with trade off's.The pros for this lens are as follows: Optical Stabilization - you have to worry more about subject movement than you do your own. It really works, and it is awesome for someone always on the move like me.Price - you can get this lens with plenty of cash to spare.Sharpness on par with Nikon EquivalentCons for this lens are as follows:...
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh