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On Canon announces 50mm F1.8 STM lens article (308 comments in total)
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SarahBK: Improved close focusing distance and aperture blades - Canon is finally listening to us!

All it needs is better sharpness at f/1.8-f/2.2 over its predecessor and it will be an absolute winner.

Yep, lack of sharpness wide open and inaccurate focusing was an issue with the old lens. Fingers crossed Canon has ironed out these problems so f/1.8 is usable without too much compromise. If so, it will be an absolute bargain

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 15:08 UTC

Wow - again, big kudos to Tamron! I bought their 24-70 in a heartbeat and sold my Canon equivalent - no regrets. Now my Canon 16-35 will be replaced by this wonderful new lens.
Keep it up!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 23rd comment

Thanks for this great video.
I'm very happy to see the A6000 getting all this praise as it's well deserved. At some point, even the biggest camera snobs will have to come to terms with the fact that Sony has created a little, cheap mirrorless which holds it's own against the big, expensive dslr's - in some areas outperforming the Canons and Nikons.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies

1st picture was shot with a 5d mkIII at iso1000, but it's incredibly noisy.
I imagine it was very underexposed. Cracking shot though!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 15:29 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

Very excited about this lens!
Tamron has really upped the game lately, and unlike Canon they actually listened to photographers (wedding photographers in particular) and added IS to their 24-70 lens. And before you start – adding IS does not deteriorate quality – look at the canon 70-200 mkII. Not being a lens snob, I have absolutely no problem sporting a cheaper Tamron alternative if I feel it offers more than the Canon option.
About the weight "issue"…seriously?!? If you see weight as a negative, are you also blaming the amazing Canon 85mm 1.2 for being too heavy? Weight happens to come with good quality glass. If you can't lift it, go to the gym and man up.

I wish Tamron all the best and will do my best to support them.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 08:48 UTC as 43rd comment

Cameras like the 5d MKIII have dual card slots - my primary cards are 1 maybe two 64gb CF cards (depending on wedding size) - backup is a 128gb sd card.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:29 UTC as 20th comment
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Henrikw: Thanks Canon. However, I would still pick the Tamron 24-70 any day.
Yes, still hacked off about Canons' omission of IS

and the 24-70mm f/2.8L ll USM

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 10:28 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

Thanks Canon. However, I would still pick the Tamron 24-70 any day.
Yes, still hacked off about Canons' omission of IS

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 09:57 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners announced for photography article (28 comments in total)

Boston bombing, Kenya mall attack, Syria - interesting how many of the entries relate to the suffering caused by religious brainwash

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 article (102 comments in total)

It's most likely a Japanese lady holding it - they generally have small hands

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:51 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
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zodiacfml: Hate the photoshop here?


Amazing! Never heard of this story

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 12:09 UTC

Beautiful images. How much do you think is down to great photoshop skills? ie, Is the warm glow of light real?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 09:49 UTC as 126th comment | 1 reply
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

absolutely stunning. Nicolaus is lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth and he managed to capture it in this incredible video. Thank you

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:02 UTC as 108th comment
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)
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skitleer: I haven't seens all the commentary, but it seems one very important piece of information is missing from this story : yesterday a photographer got shot in Liberation offices. I think that it is this event who triggered this special issue of Liberation. They took the opportunity to show their gratitude to the whole profession.

For more info on the event (only in french, sorry) : http://www.lemonde.fr/actualite-medias/article/2013/11/18/un-homme-ouvre-le-feu-au-siege-de-liberation_3515511_3236.html#ens_id=3515677&xtor=RSS-3208

Attacking a newspaper office. hmmm...remember this? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18321160
Could be another attempt to silence our free speech/democracy, although not sure what Liberation published to p*ss off this guy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 11:09 UTC

Conclusion - if you consider upgrading from the 5 to 5s because of the camera - don't bother. The difference is minuscule and will make absolutely zero difference to what is average smartphone picture quality.
Personally, I was hoping the camera improvements would have a bigger impact on the quality, but this reviews makes me completely comfortable sticking to my 5.
Could not care less about the stronger flash (direct flash looks awful regardless) finger print scanner and extra processor speed - no apps are utilising the full potential of the 5 yet anyway.
So waiting for the 6

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 09:40 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies

I'm quite pleased with these upgrades. My iphone is used for casual photography when I can't be bothered to carry my dslr.
Studying the picture quality on any phone (including the Lumia 1020) will be a disappointment for photographers like us - but it is fine for what it is.
Kudos to Apple for not getting caught up in the senseless megapixel race on tiny sensors - they did the right thing by increasing sensor size and lens aperture, and reworking the processing to optimize light sensitivity.
Regarding OIS - I use digital IS on apps like Kitcam and it works ok. It's a bit laggy, but I'm confident an apple produced camera app on a phone with twice the grunt will sort that out.

Appreciate the iphone camera for what it is - I'm sure it will do a tremendous job

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 21:59 UTC as 109th comment
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Zvonimir Tosic: This is disgusting. Not only we believe we can make "better look" by "fixing" the "defects" of old, but don't give a damn about the intention, feelings and vision of the original artist in the first place.
What's next? "Henri Cartier Bresson, 'The Decisive Moment' now in full colour, and with happier mood in all pictures?"

Chill. All she did was add colour to the pictures, and she did a fine job. Yes, the photographer's intention was to shoot in b&w for most of these pictures as the he/she didn't have a choice. Perhaps they would have picked a colour film if it was widely available back then - who knows? I see no claims of her having "improved on the original" - in fact she says "No colourised photo can replace the original black and white picture". It's just a different perspective. The originals still exist in glorious black & white, so fee free to enjoy those and ignore this little project.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:58 UTC
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massimogori: It is evident that Canon rose the bar and targeted Leica, not Tamron nor Tokina. They already succeeded in matching prices. Next step will be to match Leica's market share.

Market share in 2011:
Canon: 19%
Nikon: 12.6%
Leica: 0.15%

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 14:29 UTC

So happy to finally see this review. Tamron deserves all the success they can get for launching this lens, and Canon deserves to lose customers/revenue by releasing their overpriced 24-70 II without IS. It was such a kick in the face for loyal Canon wedding photographers like myself.
Selling my Canon 24-70 and buying the Tamron was the best decision ever. Not only was it a financial win situation, the Tamron outperforms the Canon in sharpness (perhaps a lucky copy). Vignetting is more pronounces but I often add it in post production - it can be removed in seconds if unwanted.
As a wedding photographer, stabilisation is the main draw. It's a slow moving type of shoot, often taking place in dimly lit locations (churches particularly). I am not an old school flash shooter, but rather focus on getting the most out of available light sources. For this reason my favorite lens is the 85 1.2, and the Tamron compliments it perfectly for low light situations.
Cracking lens!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 14:11 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

I am a wedding photographer and was looking forward to Canon finally releasing a 24-70 IS. I would have bought it at any price. When they screwed us over I decided to sell my old canon 24-70 for this Tamron. Best upgrade I have ever made. The Tamron is noticeably sharper at all focal lengths, a bit wider somehow and the stabilization has saved the day in many low light situations (ie church ceremonies). The vignetting does not bother me – in fact I often add it in post production. I assume tests will show that the Tamron is not quite on par with Canon's new 24-70. However, clients do no pixel peep for sharpness or compare the quality of bokeh. Being able to get a shot a non is lens can't, is more important.
I sincerely hope people with common sense will ignore Canon's overpriced 24-70 mk2 for this great Tamron lens - teach them a lesson for not listening to customer demands.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 11:09 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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