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Tamron 24-70

ErnieM Avatar
ErnieM 11
18 Oct 2012 10:26AM
Hi does anybody have any experience with the 24-70 vc lens I heard its reasonably sharp but it does no tperform well in Ai servo with canon cameras Thank you
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IanBurton 14 81 7 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 11:25AM
Hi, I've no experience of this lens but you may find this review helpful Tamron 24-70. Also EPZ Review
Good luck.
douglasR Avatar
13 May 2014 8:32PM
The lens is superb on a nikon d800,sharp at 2.8 and by f4 edge to edge, a lot sharper than my old Nikon 28-70 2.8.
Almost all the reports I have read have it as sharp as the current Nikon 24-70 2.8 plus it has VC.
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NikonNovice 16 107 1 United Kingdom
13 May 2014 11:56PM
I have it on my Nikon D7100 and it is indeed very sharp. Focus is also fast.
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discreetphoton Plus
19 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
14 May 2014 7:25AM
I'm not using the Canon model, but I've been using this lens for months (see the blog in the Totally Tamron section). It's sharp enough for all practical purposes, and I've never had an issue with the focus (my camera lives on continuous focus with back-button override).
The stabilizer comes in quite handy, as it's brilliantly executed. It's a chunky monkey, but you soon get used to it, since it's such a full featured lens.
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realspeed 17 66 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2020 1:37PM
Recently purchased the new Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 G2 and what a superb lens. I have the Nikon 24-70 f2.8g lens but started having focus problems at f2.8. Instead of having it repaired yet again I did a lot of checking the reviews on youtube. THis led me to buying a "grey" import on a well known site for at least £400+ less than main dealers were selling for.

The lens is not only pin sharp on my Nikon D810 using the image stablisation but did a test video as well. You can throw away tripods this lens produces rock steady videos hand held ( see below) of my garden test video shot


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