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    Re: ๑۩۩๑ The Thread You've Been (Red) Herring About ❧ Fishbowl-O-Rama 2020 ๑۩۩๑

    Interesting photos, Fish! Just be careful out there. So how do you like your Tamron 24-70mm?


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    Re: ๑۩۩๑ The Thread You've Been (Red) Herring About ❧ Fishbowl-O-Rama 2020 ๑۩۩๑

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    Interesting photos, Fish! Just be careful out there. So how do you like your Tamron 24-70mm?
    I like it a lot; much more than the G1 version I used to own. The G2 far less vignetting, snappy auto-focus and great color/contrast in my experience. Chromatic aberration is much better controlled on the G2 as well and that's a big plus for me. CA just sucks, in my opinion, so I'm glad to see the G2 exhibits next to none where my G1 would have shown quite a bit. My copy did need a minor auto-focus calibration for my D850. The fact the G2 version is Tap-in Console compatible is another big plus in my book since I don't like Nikon's built-in auto-focus calibration tool that limits me to a single, global correction for a particular lens. (Begin mini-rant...) In my experience to get the best performance you can out of a lens, you calibrate its auto-focus. Period. I don't care WHO made it (end of mini-rant). Knowing the lens firmware can be updated is also nice. All that being said, I will mention a couple really nit-picky things about this lens but I really do mean Nit... Picky... Things. They may even be specific to my copy.

    Nit Pick number one would be that it's a tad soft in the extreme corners. At 70mm. Wide open. That's a lot of caveats, and I don't mean it's total mush in the corners under those circumstances, I mean to say the extreme corners look a little soft in my opinion. Not a deal-breaker for ME because it's not a lens I will be shooting at 70mm wide open anyway and from f/4 on down I'm pretty happy with the corners.

    Nit Pick number two would be that I can find some "onion ring-esque" bokeh when looking (specifically) at Bokeh Balls at high enough magnification. It takes some looking but it's there. The G2, again, shows vast improvement over the G1 "bokeh balls", which were definitely onion ring-esque with little effort required to find it.

    Neither of these nit picks are things I go looking for in my shots after the first week or so of owning a new lens. For the first week I really do try to "punish" a new lens by shooting things like brick walls and foliage, looking for CA, or other things to go wrong and making mental notes. If I don't feel confident about the lens, I return it and chalk it up to experience. If I'm convinced I have an acceptable copy I keep it and the pixel peeping stops.
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    Re: ๑۩۩๑ The Thread You've Been (Red) Herring About ❧ Fishbowl-O-Rama 2020 ๑۩۩๑

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    I like it a lot; much more than the G1 version I used to own. The G2 far less vignetting, snappy auto-focus and great color/contrast in my experience. Chromatic aberration is much better controlled on the G2 as well and that's a big plus for me. CA just sucks, in my opinion, so I'm glad to see the G2 exhibits next to none where my G1 would have shown quite a bit. My copy did need a minor auto-focus calibration for my D850. The fact the G2 version is Tap-in Console compatible is another big plus in my book since I don't like Nikon's built-in auto-focus calibration tool that limits me to a single, global correction for a particular lens. (Begin mini-rant...) In my experience to get the best performance you can out of a lens, you calibrate its auto-focus. Period. I don't care WHO made it (end of mini-rant). Knowing the lens firmware can be updated is also nice. All that being said, I will mention a couple really nit-picky things about this lens but I really do mean Nit... Picky... Things. They may even be specific to my copy.

    Nit Pick number one would be that it's a tad soft in the extreme corners. At 70mm. Wide open. That's a lot of caveats, and I don't mean it's total mush in the corners under those circumstances, I mean to say the extreme corners look a little soft in my opinion. Not a deal-breaker for ME because it's not a lens I will be shooting at 70mm wide open anyway and from f/4 on down I'm pretty happy with the corners.

    Nit Pick number two would be that I can find some "onion ring-esque" bokeh when looking (specifically) at Bokeh Balls at high enough magnification. It takes some looking but it's there. The G2, again, shows vast improvement over the G1 "bokeh balls", which were definitely onion ring-esque with little effort required to find it.

    Neither of these nit picks are things I go looking for in my shots after the first week or so of owning a new lens. For the first week I really do try to "punish" a new lens by shooting things like brick walls and foliage, looking for CA, or other things to go wrong and making mental notes. If I don't feel confident about the lens, I return it and chalk it up to experience. If I'm convinced I have an acceptable copy I keep it and the pixel peeping stops.
    Thanks for the detailed response, Paul. I know what you mean about the onion ring bokeh. My Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 has it, but I haven't used that lens since getting a Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR. My Sigma is extremely sharp (something unique about this particular copy) because I compared 3 identical lenses before choosing this one. Your images look great!
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    Re: ๑۩۩๑ The Thread You've Been (Red) Herring About ❧ Fishbowl-O-Rama 2020 ๑۩۩๑

    Just a couple test shots using my new Black Pro Mist filter... Loving this filter so far.
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