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| p.3 #10 · Tamron 28-75 vs Canon 24-70 Test, Bokeh Added! |
Dave Jr wrote:
Many people note that the Tamron produces color that is more "Yellow" than Canon lenses. This is true, however, I've found that the Tamron is usually more accurate. The fact is, most Canon lenses are on the cool side (more "blue"), which may or may not be pleasing to the eye depending on opinion. This may be one of the reasons that people (Me_Xman) say they prefer the skin tones from the Canon lenses. My point is, it is simple to give a Tamron shot that same look if shooting raw, by decreasing the color temp by a couple hundred degrees, and adding about +3 to the tint slider.
It's funny how that works, eh? People often complain about the "Sigma yellow"... I wonder if SD10 users could mount Canon lenses if they would complain about "Canon blue"? Cause I see "correct" color somewhere in between, and both are close enough that either could be corrected with a tiny (and consistent) tweak.
Dave Jr wrote:
Does the Canon image have more pop?
I'd give the Tamron (right) image the nod for "pop" simply for the colors. But like I said, they're VERY close. Close enough that if you had posted just one of these images nobody would be able to tell you which was which.
The slight ring to the Tamron bokeh seems to only be noticeable on the point light blobs... the rest of the background looks identical between frames.
I think it's safe to say that image quality is much less a factor than price vs build when comparing these lenses. Only people obsessively critical about sharpness or bokeh would choose these lenses solely for image quality.
So, USM and weather sealing, or price and size/weight?