A&P I wanted to give you all a proper review of the Tamron 17-50 2.8... NYC pics

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    But I don't have enough time because I'm about to go down to Florida for a week.

    In a nutshell

    - Extremely sharp up to f8, sweet spot at 5.6.
    - Extreme Corners slightly muddy till 5.6, but at 5.6 they look great... much better that most WA lenses.
    - Extremely flare resistant
    - Haven't seen ANY chromatic abrasions yet
    - very little purple fringing
    - Color and contrast are excellent
    - focuses faster and better (better means low light focusing it is not more accurate) than the 28-75 2.8 even though they're the same aperture
    - front focusing (badly) on my 30D. Needs calibration. Noticable at 2.8 and f4, effects not noticable by 5.6

    So here are a few pictures from my trip to NYC. I took around 500 pictures with this lens over 5 days, it never left my camera even though I brought other lenses. Roughly 80% of the shots are at 17mm.


    Also, if you're wondering, yes I did go to B&H while I was there (I walked from B&H (34th street) back to my sisters place on 112th street), but they were extremely busy. I was not overly impressed by the knowledge of their employees however. I told a guy I wanted two neutral graduated density filters... a 2 stop soft and a 3 stop hard and he said "well you can just stack two because I don't think we have any of the "other ones" you're talking about". Their prices also greatly deviated from the catalogues they had in their store. I did however buy a Bogen ballhead though.... a $100 one.


    EDIT: Ohh yeah, and on the two days I went to central park I had SHIT light to work with. If you're saying to yourself "A CP would really be good on some of these shots" I completely agree with you. I bought a Hoya Pro1 digital 67mm CP on ebay tonight for $73 shipped. I did a lot of research. A lot of people recomend B+W or Heliopan, but the Pro1 line from Hoya is supposed to be extremely good as well. B&H wanted $145 for the same filter.

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  2. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    there are a couple of really good shots there, congrats.

    can you post a couple of 100% crops from the first photo? a center section and edge section would be interesting to see.
     
  3. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I'm suprised you didint shit a brick over this one:

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    All in all great pics, i think there is a bit of pelf horizon in some though :hs:
     
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    mobbarley Active Member

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    isnt that derrict? personally I liked your one of them :)
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I thought you get hekka pissed off at motion blur pictures, :o

    Maybe not :o
     
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    only this one :o
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Ningha Slow Down Too Fazzzzzzt!!!!
     
  8. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    I will post more and or 100% crops in 1 week. I'm catching a bus to head down to Coral Springs FL at 10:00 AM.
     
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    have fun :wavey:
     
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    Dan-blackline Registered Sex Offender

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    Some really :cool: stuff.

    Shame about the pelf horizon though.
     

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