Upload & Sell: On
John Caldwell wrote:
Perhaps a lesson for buyers, not the manufacturer. When a product sells for 1/4 of its apparent value, it's usually because its of less than expected value. Is this not the case, in most instances?
Not for me- I expected there to be workarounds necessary somewhere, either having to stop down to f/8 to get sharp images, or in the case of this Tamron, focus bump when using it in AI Servo with certain camera bodies. As I'm not a birder, and I plan to upgrade my 7D sometime soon, I'm willing to deal with the shortcomings of this lens due to the advantages it provides. Namely a great zoom range with good IQ, and enough money leftover in my "long telephoto budget" to buy another lens if I decide I need it.
But- for 7D or 1DMKIV users who shoot BIF on a regular basis, I can definitely see you wanting to return 'em.
But here's a question- if the Tamron works ok with the 70D, and you're happy with the pure IQ of the Tamron, would it make more sense to keep the 7D and buy another lens that goes to 600mm, or keep the Tamron and buy a 70D? I realize this feels like you're letting Tamron off the hook for its obvious inadequacies, but if you REALLY want a lens with a giant zoom range and good IQ, there aren't a lot of other options....