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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens (canon or nikon) $899 + free s/h

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Good lens. Warm deal.
However if I had another need for this focal length (Very useful range and every serious photographer should have one or more glass in this range), I probably would go with a used Canon L (Classic or Mark I) that comes cheaper price than this and if not damaged, during ownership, will retain its value fully, if not further appreciated in value. Yes I understand comparing new and used is a subject mater and you need to know what you buy.
Wish Tamron would offer this lens at a lot cheaper base price and if it was not for Canon's L, they definitely would.
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This is not the g2 version. Not really a deal. Tried all the 24-70 2.8s last week at B&H, the tamron old one is so much slower than the G2(still faster than the tokina though, but the tokina was $619 at the time).
The G2 focuses as fast as the Canon L II and have good IS (tried 70mm 1/8s handheld and got sharp image). Sigma 24-70 art's build quality is really solid but AF is not as good.
BTW the G2 had deal at 1050, and tamron have 250$ educational rebate on that lens if you are a student.
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First copy I had came with focus issue that most of my ages ended up VERY soft. Was very disappointed. I love Tamron but their QC can be hit or a miss so if you buy this lens make sure you check with a tripod and see if your focus is accurate. Especially if you don't have a way to micro AF adjust with your camera. Still shoot with their 17-35 f/2.8-f/4 for landscape and astro from time to time.

And it's quite heavy. I've used it during a wedding and didn't realize how much this thing weighs. It's the cost of having the VC/IS of course. Otherwise it's a decent lens if you want this focal length at f/2.8 and also want VC for low light shooting Smilie
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