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  1. #1
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    What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 G2 lens?

    So I just returned my Tamron 18-400 mm back to B&H last week. I would like to get two lens. 24-70 f2.8 and 70-200mm f 2.8. For 70-200mm I'll go with Nikon but was wondering about Tamron for 24-40.

    Anyone here using Tamron 24-70 ? And are you happy with it ?

    Thank you


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    Re: What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 G2 lens?

    What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?
    I absolutely love mine. It's very sharp, the images stabilization is great. A definite recommend from me.

    The only con, to some, it is a big lens.

    No edit, straight out of camera.

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    Prime: Nikon 35mm, 50mm, & 85mm f/1.8G, 300mm f/4
    Wide Angle: Tokina AT-X116 Pro DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon f/2.8 14mm (chipped)
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    Re: What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?

    What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?
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    D5100, D7100, D600, D750, Df
    Lenses: Nikon DX 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 55-300mm, Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD & 200-500mm
    Prime: Nikon 35mm, 50mm, & 85mm f/1.8G, 300mm f/4
    Wide Angle: Tokina AT-X116 Pro DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon f/2.8 14mm (chipped)
    Macro: Nikon 40mm, Tamron 90mm
    ​Flash: Nissin MARK II Di622
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  4. #4
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    Re: What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?

    I really like my Tamron 24-70 (version before the G2) with my D7000. Actually has never left my camera since I got it.
    D7000
    Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
    Tamron SP 24-70 F2.8 Di VC USD
    Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD

  5. #5
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    Re: What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?

    What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?
    Hi,

    I love my Tamron 24-70 F2.8 G2 lens, very good build quality, sharp, fast...
    It is a quite big and heavy lens, but every 24-70 F2.8 is big and heavy.
    The Nikon versions are even heavier and cost more...
    First I had a Tammy 24-70 "G1" lens, but with calibrating this lens with my D850, I could get it perfect.
    It was sharp at 24 and 50 mm, but not perfect sharp at 70 mm.
    Or it was sharp at 70 mm but not at 24 mm and not quite sharp at 50 mm...
    So I bought the Tammy 24-70 F2.8 G2 lens with Tamrons Tap In console.
    Now I could calibrate this lens at 4 focal point distances (24, 35, 50 and 70 mm) at 3 object distances (1,25 mtr, 3 mtr and infinity)
    Quite a job, but a nice job... And with good results.
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    Re: What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?

    @Horoscope Fish - is this a lens you own?

    The problem with a zoom such as the Tamron 18-400mm is image quality generally isn't as good on such an extended focal length. You are doing yourself a favor by going with a couple shorter zooms. My question is since you own a DX body, the 24mm end isn't very wide. That's why DX bodies tend use 18mm as their starting length for a wide zoom. I don't have any suggestions for you, but there are f/2.8 zooms that start around 17mm or 18mm which might be a better alternative. That is unless you are considering upgrading to FX in the future. That said, the Tamron G2 gets high ratings. Their first version of this lens wasn't quite as stellar as this newest one.
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    Re: What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?

    ​for the 70-200 save money and go with tamron g2 version.
    DO NOT GROW UP!!
    IT IS A TRAP!!
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    Re: What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    @Horoscope Fish - is this a lens you own?
    I have the G1 version of the 24-70. I've thought about upgrading to the G2 but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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  9. #9
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    Re: What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?

    I never considered Tamron but had a few Sigma primes, everything else is Nikkor fast lenses. The only Tamron I has any experience with was a Dx plastic zoom and I was not impressed.
    Fast forward a few years and looking for a wide angle zoom for my D800 and several people advised me to hold off on buying the 14-24 2.8 Nikon, generally considered to be one of the best wide angle lenses, prime or Zoom. Instead of paying $1800 I was told by a friend that I should check the 15-30 2.8 zooms and save $600.

    A local camera store had one in stock I took my camera to the store and tested it for an hour inside the store and walked out with it. It was night by the time I left the store with the new lens but already had the camera mounted and was going to do some nighttime snapshots on the 2-mile walk through the historic city center to my home. A few things really impressed me about that lense obvious even through the VF, the image stabilization is GREAT, better than any lens with VR I have. The second thing that impressed me was the image sharpness and colors. The lack of distortion at 15mm was a welcome surprise. The last thing one would use 15mm for is people shots but it is sharp enough and if you shoot to a midpoint of the torso and axis of the lens parallel with the ground, they looked great particularly with groups shots because at those FL depths of field is deep enough at 2.8 to get a whole room in sharp focus. Just don't get too close to faces because, naturally, the closest parts of the face will be exaggerated and further parts will look smaller. Playboy Magazine famously used wide angle to exaggerate the breast size of models to great effect and is known as the Playboy Effect back in the 60ss and 70s. Back up a couple paced and that effect disappears. The distortion of distance can be very useful for interesting effects by shifting the axis to off center of the scene Getting sharp images at night handheld at 1/2 sec shutter speed is amazing. It is built well, and performs great. That prompted me to look at their 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8. G2 versions to replace my Nikon versions The Nikon 24-70 G series has no VR and the my Nikon 70-200 VR1 has VR but optically is not up to the G or E version while the Tamron 70-200 G2 is half the price and has great reviews. The only problem with the Tamron versions of the Trinity is the current firmware does not work on the Z7. I will wait until it is confirmed that they have been updated to work on the Z series, because the Z is in my plans.

  10. #10
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    Re: What do you guys think of Tamron 24-70mm G2 lens?

    Hi,

    If you are planning to buy a Z7 (or Z6), I wouldn't buy a big and heavy 24-70 F2.8 lens at all...
    I would buy the kit with the Z 24-70mm f/4 S.
    These camera's are that good (as my D850 is...) in higher ISO's, a F2.8 lens won't be missed.
    The weight is massive more as with that Z kit lens.
    The Tamron 24-70 F2.8 + FTZ adapter weighs about 1035 gram (900+135), the Nikkor Z 24-70 F4 S weighs about 500 gram...
    Buy The Z camera with Z 24-70 and FTZ kit and buy a nice prime lens along it.

    But the topic starter has no FF camera, if I'm correct...
    For a APS-C camera I would buy the Nikon 17-55 F2.8 or Nikon 16-80 F2.8-F4 lens.





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