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  1. #11
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    Re: :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    Some samples of you 1/15 200mm (I'm assuming hand held) shots would be appreciated.
    I'm going to take some; just for you, Brent.

    But I'm not showing anyone my office desk... LOL. No one wants to see that!


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  2. #12
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    Re: :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::

    These pictures are making it really, really hard to wait until I can afford this lens. But at the risk of making things even more difficult for me, have you tried any people/portrait shots?
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  3. #13
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    Re: :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::

    Okay, @Bikerbrent (and anyone else following along) as promised here's a shot taken handheld at f/4, 200mm, 1/15, ISO 100 on my desk.

    The first shot was processed for exposure (about +1EV), white balanced, straightened, cropped, resized and saved as JPG. Camera Raw does a tiny bit of sharpening by default but I added nothing beyond that. No noise reduction applied. I will admit I had my elbows firmly dug into my ribs but there was no use of any kind of support other than my own body. Focus point was on the Aveeno bottle. I put a download link to the original raw files at the very bottom of this post.

    Behold my hand-lotion, "fish bones" key-ring and Fidget Cube!
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    This second shot is much the same but has less processing. The exposure was adjusted about +.5EV, the default-level Sharpening by ACR was applied, the white balance was tweaked then the shot was straightened, cropped, resized and exported to JPG.

    Big difference here is the shutter speed was reduced to 1/6.

    Still handheld. And I mean there was NO mechanical bracing/cheating employed; the only thing bracing the camera was my body. I am a big believer in Quiet Shutter mode and I was using it for all these shots:
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    :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::-g2-os-test-2.jpg

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  4. #14
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    Re: :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::

    Wow!

    These shots sure make it difficult to stay loyal to Nikon when then want more than double the price for their current 70-200mm F2.8 lens. No wonder their bottom line is sinking fast. Only high priced pro photographers or the very wealthy can afford their top end gear!
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  5. #15
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    Re: :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    Wow!
    I'm shocked myself... Hugely. I seriously had no idea.
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    Re: :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    I'm shocked myself... Hugely. I seriously had no idea.
    I thought maybe I would be happy with a used version 1 until today. My goodness.

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    Re: :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::

    Dude... Very nice

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  8. #18
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    Re: :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    After much deliberation I upgraded my previous Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD to the new Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2, which arrived yesterday. By all accounts the G2 is an entirely different lens as compared to its predecessor. I've taken the lens out for a couple of shoots now and I'm starting to feel more at home with it. Every review I read/watched regarding this lens promised snappy, confident auto-focus leaps and bounds better than the G1 and I am finding this to be true. Focus confirmation is immediate and unwavering.
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    Since you have had both versions, I'd like to hear any more info you might have to offer as to the differences between the two. Some of the reviews I've seen have said the sides/corners are better on the G2, etc. I'm more interested in the center sharpness differences, at least your version of what they might be. Glad to hear the VC is obviously much better than the first version.

  9. #19
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    Re: :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::

    Quote Originally Posted by NVSteve View Post
    Since you have had both versions, I'd like to hear any more info you might have to offer as to the differences between the two. Some of the reviews I've seen have said the sides/corners are better on the G2, etc. I'm more interested in the center sharpness differences, at least your version of what they might be. Glad to hear the VC is obviously much better than the first version.
    Well I'm not one to pixel-peep too much and in all honesty I don't know if the corner-sharpness, in particular, is better on the G2 or not. Overall I can tell you the lens is quite sharp when shooting wide open and stopped down to f/4 or f/5.6 it's amazingly sharp and at all focal-lengths. Compared to the G1 version there is a definite, marked increase in overall sharpness. I wouldn't want to try and put a number to "how much" sharper the G2 is by comparison, but in my experience there's NO denying the G2 is sharper and in my opinion by a fairly good margin. I'll be very curious to see how this lens rates on DxO Mark.

    In its defense my G1 lens was sharp, no doubt about that, it's an excellent lens, full stop. I was having issue with a growing sense of frustration that stemmed from feeling like I was missing shots I shouldn't have been, maybe, oh... I don't know, say 10% of the time, or something like that. I don't know if this was because the lens was having a bad day, if I was having a bad bay or if it was some kind of cosmic alignment causing those missed shots but it really had me scratching my head. I have this gut feeling (take that for what it's worth!) the reason I was getting those missed shots was that the auto-focus was losing focus-lock before I grabbed my shot and without me noticing. That's just a hypothesis of mine and no one else who owns this lens seems to have this complaint, so it's also entirely possible it was simply my copy, or my technique or a combination. I dunno.

    What I do know is the G2 has been 100%, 100% of the time since I've had it. Nothing but snappy, rock-solid auto-focus performance from the get-go. I think this may be a big part of the reason I'm getting such consistently sharp shots; the AF is cooperating and really letting my D750 perform to its fullest potential.

    I hope that answers your question but if not, or if you have others, please feel free to post or PM.
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  10. #20
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    Re: :: My Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 Has Arrived ::

    Have you tried the G2 with a teleconverter at all? Not my ideal configuration, but trying to find a setup that would make for easier travel while getting a little more reach from the 70-200, without also having to pack the 200-500. The G1 didn't seem to like my Kenko TC at all (neither did the Tamron 150-600 either, so maybe just a compatibility issue). Otherwise, I tend to travel with the 70-300 and give up that stop of light I could have with a TC and the 70-200.





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