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Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD SP

Review Date: Dec 28, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Image quality, Build & VC

I've never posted a lens review prior to this, but this lens deserved the time to do so.
I've owned it for almost three months now and the only negative thing I can say about it is that it requires micro-adjustment.
It's been everything I had hoped it would be and more.
Amazing clarity, sharpness, contrast & color from f2.8 and up.
Auto focus has been fast & accurate (once micro-adjusted) even in low light. The VC operates flawlessly.
Since purchased, it has been my "go to" lens.
An excellent example of what a third party lens can and should be.


Nikon SB-600 AF Speedlight

Review Date: Jan 30, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: My friend has the Nikon SB600 and it is an excellent flash. There was a question about the diffuser... it has a built in diffuser that slides out and covers ther flash.

Sigma 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 EX OS APO

Review Date: May 9, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $999.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Optics, Image Stabilization, Range, Price
No USM (However, not a major issue), Zoom ring stiff when new (Loosens with use)

I was looking for a zoom with a fairly long reach - primarily for wildlife.

I considered the Sigma 50-500 as I've seen some impressive results with it as well as this lens. I would have liked the extra reach but the lack of Image Stabilization pushed me towards the 80-400. I also looked at the Canon 100-400 L IS. Great optics, however price, the tendancy to suck dust, and an extra 20mm on the wide end (w/ the Sigma) were issues I couldn't ignore.

Since I purchased the 80-400 it's been the most used lens on my XT. The Image Stabilizer works incredibly well and so far I've not even had the lens mounted to a tripod. I love the freedom & versatility this provides. I'm very satisfied with the optics and the build quality is great.

So far my only negative thought is that it isn't as fast at focusing as an USM or HSM lens. HOWEVER, I haven't found this to be a problem - especially if you've prefocused to a point at or near your intended subject. If so, it's as quick as necessary. The only time I've really missed the faster focus is when going from a very close subject to another subject far away. Focusing is always accurate & no problem with keeping up with "in flight" birds, etc.

The zoom ring is a bit stiff when new, however, it's become easier to operate the more it's used.

I would quickly recommend the lens to anyone looking for a high quality longer range zoom.