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Tamron 35-150 AF vs 70180

  
 
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timgangloff wrote:
Um, because he said he might try to shoot one handed at times, and for those times he can set it to his preferred focal length. It's really not rocket science. And then when he can shoot with both hands, he has a zoom.


Rightbut shooting a big heavy zoom one handed again just does not make sense. You are trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. Right lens for the right jobreally not rocket science here.



Apr 01, 2024 at 07:48 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Tamron 35-150 AF vs 70180


Hey, I was looking at these two lenses for exactly the same purpose: taking portraits of dogs, especially shelter dogs. I'm curious about what you ended up deciding on, and how you feel about it. Thanks!


Jun 27, 2024 at 05:12 PM
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Hi, well, I never purchased either one. Thought I was going to upgrade my nifty fifty to a Sigma 50 f/1.4 instead, but am searching for a used one. For now Ive just been relying on my Sony 85 f/1.8 for tele purposes; enjoying the shallow dof with that. If money were no object, I would have snapped up a 35-150 by now; Im still interested, but gonna hold off for a bit.

everphotos wrote:
Hey, I was looking at these two lenses for exactly the same purpose: taking portraits of dogs, especially shelter dogs. I'm curious about what you ended up deciding on, and how you feel about it. Thanks!




Jun 28, 2024 at 12:53 PM
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Isn't it just the worst that money is an object? Good to hear you've been managing without it, and don't blame you for holding off. I'll probably wait until it feels like I "need" it a bit more rather than just "wanting" it more, barring a good deal.


Jun 28, 2024 at 09:40 PM
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everphotos wrote:
Isn't it just the worst that money is an object? Good to hear you've been managing without it, and don't blame you for holding off. I'll probably wait until it feels like I "need" it a bit more rather than just "wanting" it more, barring a good deal.


Yup! I hear good things about that lens, and Im pretty sure I would go with the 35-150 over the 70-180. Its just bad timing as far as the expense. I considered the Samyang 35-150, which is supposedly nice, but doesnt have great AF.

Like I mentioned earlier in the thread, Im often shooting one handed and holding noise makers or treats in the other hand, so Im not sure how feasible it would be to wield a big heavy lens like the Tamron. I do still plan to get my hands on one and see how it feels.



Jun 28, 2024 at 09:53 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Tamron 35-150 AF vs 70180


There really is nothing quite like the Tamron 35-150 (samyang version aside) and it is my go to event/portrait lens but in no way is it made for one handed use. You would need to have very strong hand and lower arm strength to do it comfortably


Jun 29, 2024 at 02:40 AM
 


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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Tamron 35-150 AF vs 70180


Jimi3 wrote:
Im considering a 35-150 as Im getting back into portraits/dog shoots for a local humane society and something longer than my Sony 85 1.8 would be good to have. Shooting on an A7iv. For a 50, I also only have a Sony f/1.8, so an all in one 35-150 would be awesome for shallow dof dog portraits. My question is about the AF, though, as I want to be able to do some action shots as well. Ive tried this a little with my 85, just leaving the camera in continuous eye af and firing away, and got some keepers.
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I have the Samyang 35-150. It's good, but heavy and awkward.
I'm a good sized person, 6-2 on a good day, but even with larger hands, it can be tough hanging on to it.
I use a wrist strap, if I used my shoulder strap with it I would probably be more likely to use it more.

I do like for taking photos of the dogs.
One thing that should be known, my Samyang has a lot of lens creep.
I don't know it the Tamron has this issue, but if I take a photo, and let the camera hang down a bit,
it is no where near the photo length that it was.

A few dog pics.

f2.8 @ 150







f2.8 @ 150







It works for other stuff too.
f8 @ 50







F2.8 @ 150








Jun 29, 2024 at 08:02 PM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Tamron 35-150 AF vs 70180


I vote 70-180mm G1 lightweight and very affordable and will serve you well. The G2 is nice but a hefty price increase.


Jul 09, 2024 at 10:18 PM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Tamron 35-150 AF vs 70180


I have the older Tamron 70-180 and while nice and sharp with good bokeh, it is slow to AF and hunts quite a bit. I am thinking of getting rid of it and either getting the Sigma sports lens or the Sony 70-200 f4. Both should be an improvement over the Tamron. I hope the newer Tamron 70-180 has improved AF speed.


Jul 10, 2024 at 06:23 AM
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The 70-180 G2 focuses fast and accurately on my A7RV. Very sharp across the frame from f/2.8 and compact enough to stay in my camera bag all the time. I really like it.

Some are heavily cropped (the new 300mm GM would have been better for this )

_DSC6590 by Fred, sur Flickr
f/2.8 , 1/4000s

_DSC6283 by Fred, sur Flickr
f/2.8 1/2000s

_DSC6249 by Fred, sur Flickr
f/2.8 1/1250s

_DSC6344 by Fred, sur Flickr
f/2.8 1/4000s



Jul 10, 2024 at 08:53 AM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Tamron 35-150 AF vs 70180


The difference between f2.0 and f 2.8 is really not a big deal, particularly for dogs which have long muzzles. I'd avoid the 35-150mm. You will find it too big. Maybe not today, but in 18 months time I predict you will be back here asking what you can replace it with. IMO opinion nothing beats a 24-70/105 and the 70-180/200mm combination for this kind of work. This is why they are so popular and useful.


Jul 10, 2024 at 09:25 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Tamron 35-150 AF vs 70180


Why not just shoot the 85 in crop mode for a 127mm ish FL and skip the bigger lenses? Surely 15mp is more than enough to do the job and if youre shooing one handed youre not zooming a lot. And you can crop in another 1.5x with clear image zoom which gets you closer to 200mm equivalent.

Chris



Jul 10, 2024 at 03:10 PM
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