Thursday, 25 October 2012

Samyang 24mm f/1.4 Full frame Manual lens

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Monday, 8 October 2012

Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC USD Full Frame review

The Tamron 24-70mm VC lens is my latest addition to my camera bag and is currently taking the place of its older brother the Tamron 28-75mm.

It may sound crazy buying a lens which is almost the same as a lens I already have and also spending £900 for a lens which didnt really need upgraded. (now around 820pounds)

Let me first explain that the Tamron 28-75mm is a fantastic lens and for its price, I don't think anything can beat it.
It is still for sale for under £350 (as of October 2012) here is a link

That lens is fantastically sharp in the centre, it focal range is great and its macro ability is very impressive.
In the studio it rocks, and it has been my go to lens for weddings. Its f/2.8 is bright appreciated and its aperture ring has been great so that with just a cheap adapter I have been able to use the Nikon version on my Canon cameras for video work.
When shooting weddings i always take a bag full of other lenses but 95% of the time I end up just using the Tamron 28-75, it stays on the camera the whole time, and maybe my backup camera will have a wider lens for more landscape shots.

So why the hell upgrade then?

Good question,  and further more why not upgrade to the Nikon 24-70, surely that should be better?

Maybe so, but lets find out what is good about this lens and how it stacks up against its competitors

First thing to figure out is its PRICE

The Tamron 24-70vc lens is currently available from Amazon for around £820, if you go to any highstreet shop such as Jessops or Calumet you will find it is more around the £1099

Compare that to the rivals
The Nikon 24-70 is £1199 (now up to 1250)
Canon 24-70 mark2 is £2299 (now down to 1800)
Sigma 24-70 is £690(now around 599)
Old Tamron 28-75 is £350