Some questions about the Tamron 24-70 on a Canon 5D2/5D3

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Some questions about the Tamron 24-70 on a Canon 5D2/5D3
Jul 5, 2012

So how does this lens handle:

a) landscapes stopped down? - is it sharp corner to corner?

b) portraits at 70mm wide open, and stopped down? - is the blur nice enough wide open? is it tack sharp stopped down?

c) baby shots around 50mm wide open? - is there enough separation and nice blur?

I guess, apart from having the versatility of a standard zoom, the main reasons I am interested in a 24-70 lens is for landscapes at the wide end, portraits at the tele end, and wide open shots of our daughter. I tried 3 Sigma 50 1.4's and all of them had focus issues on my 5D3. I still have a nifty fity, but am not the biggest fan really, it is just ok.

I upgraded from a 550D + 10-22, but to be honest a lot of the time I found the widest FL (16mm equiv.) to be just too distorted. Sometimes it worked a treat, but I reckon I could live with 24mm. I would get a 17-40 if I craved wider, even though I don't want a lens with soft corners.

I have been waiting for the Canon mk II reviews, but the Tamron looks pretty good as a much cheaper alternative - and for a bit more than the Canon mk II I could also grab a 35L, which would make up for the Tamron's oniony bokeh!

So is the Tamron 24-70 + 35L going to be better than the Canon 24-70 II? I guess only time will tell, but I feel like I am waiting forever!! (and now even longer! :()

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Cheers, Daniel

Canon EOS 5D Mark III | Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM | S 50mm f1.4 | Canon 600EX-RT | Nissin Di622 Mark II

Canon EOS 550D (EOS Rebel T2i / EOS Kiss X4) Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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