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Tamron 28-75MM F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)

2875mm
Review Date: Oct 14, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $329.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: In (Image quality) the Canon 24-70L is NOT better than the Tamron 28-75 2.8 Di lens in my opinion. If you do your homework, look up both reviews on Popular Photography (popphoto.com) website under (Lens test archives) and look at the lens test charts and compare, and if that does not satisfy you, buy one and compare it yourself. The Canon might feel smoother or built better BUT if you are looking for (image quality) which I put as the number ONE thing before everything, you have to choose the Tamron over the Canon. If you are worried about the lens breaking for any reason, don't worry, you can buy 3 more for the price of the canon at 1200.00. Don't knock the tamron if you haven't done a side by side comparison, trust me you will be shocked! Buy the Canon if you absolutely need the lens to be silent and your looking for an above quality built lens. (I'm not saying the Tamron is not a quality lens either). Don't buy the canon for 1200.00 because of peer pressure, or (meaning everyone will not look up to you if you don't have a Canon). Don't worry, wait until they see your prints!!! That will keep them quiet. P.S. Please don't think I can't afford the Canon either. I Can. I just cant justify the price.
Cons:
None



 
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

ef_24-70_28u_1_
Review Date: Oct 1, 2005 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: In (Image quality) the Canon 24-70L is NOT better than the Tamron 28-75 2.8 Di lens in my opinion. If you do your homework, look up both reviews on Popular Photography (popphoto.com) website under (Lens test archives) and look at the lens test charts and compare, and if that does not satisfy you, buy one and compare it yourself. The Canon might feel smoother or built better BUT if you are looking for (image quality) which I put as the number ONE thing before everything, you have to choose the Tamron over the Canon. If you are worried about the lens breaking for any reason, don't worry, you can buy 3 more for the price of the canon at 1200.00. Don't knock the tamron if you haven't done a side by side comparison, trust me you will be shocked! Buy the Canon if you absolutely need the lens to be silent and your looking for an above quality built lens. (I'm not saying the Tamron is not a quality lens either). Don't buy the canon for 1200.00 because of peer pressure, or (meaning everyone will not look up to you if you don't have a Canon). Don't worry, wait until they see your prints!!! That will keep them quiet. P.S. Please don't think I can't afford the Canon either. I Can. I just cant justify the price.
Cons:
The Tamron is light weight too. The canon's a brick.



 
Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di Zoom AF

28-75mm
Review Date: Sep 24, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $329.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: In image quality the Canon 24-70L is NOT better than the Tamron 28-75 2.8 Di lens. If you do your homework, look up both reviews on Popular Photography website and look at the charts and if that does not satisfy you, buy on and compare it yourself. The Canon might feel smoother or built better BUT if you are looking for image quality which I put as the number 1 thing before everything, you have to choose the Tamron over the canon. If you are worried about the lens breaking for any reason, don't worry, you can buy 3 more for the price of the canon at 1200.00. Don't knock the tamron if you haven't done a side by side comparison, trust me you will be shocked! Buy the canon if you absolutely need the lens to be silent. Don't buy the canon for 1200.00 because of peer pressure, (meaning everyone will not look up to you if you don't have a canon). Don't worry, wait until the see your prints!!!
Cons:
I have not had any complaints. I shoot wedding and everything in between. Love it for only 329.00 Light weight too!