A New Tamron 24-70mm VC or used Nikkor 24-70mm for the same price?

Started Dec 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
GlobalGuyUSA
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Re: A New Tamron 24-70mm VC or used Nikkor 24-70mm for the same price?
In reply to m_appeal, Dec 9, 2012

I have the Nikon, and its fantastic.  However... if I were to purchase right now...

I would go for the Tamron.

Just get the Tamron:

New (great Tamron warranty) vs. Old (no Nikon warranty)

Solid build (Tamron) vs. Excellent build, but far more likely to be damaged/dropped (used Nikon)
VC/VR (Tamron) vs. no VC/VR (Nikon)

VC is great for Movies/future-proof (Tamron) vs. Not good for M-DSLR (Nikon)

A bit softer corners (Tamron) vs. Excellent corners, but at f/2.8 not easy to see usually (Nikon)

f/2.8 (Tamron) vs. f/2.8 (Nikon)

Just get the Tamron; if you don't love it, you can return it and buy the used Nikon later.

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Sincerely, GlobalGuyUSA

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