Keep Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC or not?

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OP Peter in Canberra Contributing Member • Posts: 592
Re: Keep Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC or not?

SushiEater wrote:

I had this lens and upgraded to G2 so if your 70-300mm is sharper than there is something wrong with your Tamron.

thanks Sushi

that is possible. I bought it knowing there was some fungus on the front element.

I thought I could clean it. I successfully removed the front element but the fungus turns out to be between the 2 fused lenses of the front element, so that didn't help.

One 'test' I had done was shooting a farmhouse and surrounds at a distance @ 200mm on both, on a tripod and the AF-P was clearly better. Another was in a church setting, and I could get legible text in the missal on the altar with the 70-300 but for the Tamron it wasn't as good.

I got a quote on replacing the front element - Aust$385.

So, can I rephrase my question.

If I have a Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC that functions properly, what are the reasons to keep it.

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