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    Default Change from Nikkor to Tamron? 24-70 has VR!

    I was reading some reviews and Tamron 24-70 with VR seems to perform pretty well! Tho IQ is not as tip-top, it's not very noticeable.
    Now with the video, the VR seems so tempting. You won't need to use those heavy jigs to stabilize the camera. Any thoughts before I might something stupid / smart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizuel View Post
    I was reading some reviews and Tamron 24-70 with VR seems to perform pretty well! Tho IQ is not as tip-top, it's not very noticeable.
    Now with the video, the VR seems so tempting. You won't need to use those heavy jigs to stabilize the camera. Any thoughts before I might something stupid / smart?
    The VR is useful if you are going to shoot video handheld. But the VR is not as stable when doing sweeps compared to a steady-ca or jig.

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    Default Re: Change from Nikkor to Tamron? 24-70 has VR!

    why not?


    seem plenty of examples and molested the lens a couple of time.

    I can only say... buybuybuy!!!
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    I'm on the Tamron

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    Default Re: Change from Nikkor to Tamron? 24-70 has VR!

    cool guys! thanks for your replies... my under used nikkor will go on sale soon =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizuel View Post
    cool guys! thanks for your replies... my under used nikkor will go on sale soon =P

    what a waste...lol.

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    Default Re: Change from Nikkor to Tamron? 24-70 has VR!

    Quote Originally Posted by vizuel View Post
    cool guys! thanks for your replies... my under used nikkor will go on sale soon =P
    under-used...does it mean u dun shoot this range often?
    then ur new tamron will b under-used too...
    y sell then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vizuel View Post
    I was reading some reviews and Tamron 24-70 with VR seems to perform pretty well! Tho IQ is not as tip-top, it's not very noticeable.
    Now with the video, the VR seems so tempting. You won't need to use those heavy jigs to stabilize the camera. Any thoughts before I might something stupid / smart?
    I don't expect the VR to be that good, it doesn't replace stabilization.

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    Default Re: Change from Nikkor to Tamron? 24-70 has VR!

    the tamron doesn't always nail focus spot on, and u can tell the AF is slower.

    but of course there's VC... and it helps in poor light, to a certain extent.

    it's lighter, but it's stouter (shorter but fatter)

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    Default Re: Change from Nikkor to Tamron? 24-70 has VR!

    May be a good pairing with the D600. Lighter and cheaper option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daoyin
    May be a good pairing with the D600. Lighter and cheaper option.
    And lower resolving power. Anyway, I think it's still a good option.

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    Default Re: Change from Nikkor to Tamron? 24-70 has VR!

    I almost bought this lens when I was in HK, glad I didn't. My friend's tamron got barrel problem more than a month after he bought it (bnew). Now its being serviced by tamron, and waiting time is 3-4 weeks. If you ask me, I'd stick to Nikon. But then again, YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r0n1n View Post
    I almost bought this lens when I was in HK, glad I didn't. My friend's tamron got barrel problem more than a month after he bought it (bnew). Now its being serviced by tamron, and waiting time is 3-4 weeks. If you ask me, I'd stick to Nikon. But then again, YMMV.
    nikon 24-70 also got barrel problems go search ard...but i believe not as bad as tamron due to the build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega23 View Post
    nikon 24-70 also got barrel problems go search ard...but i believe not as bad as tamron due to the build.
    Quote Originally Posted by r0n1n View Post
    I almost bought this lens when I was in HK, glad I didn't. My friend's tamron got barrel problem more than a month after he bought it (bnew). Now its being serviced by tamron, and waiting time is 3-4 weeks. If you ask me, I'd stick to Nikon. But then again, YMMV.
    Sometimes see luck one lah.. Got one guy currently at BnS, his 70-200 f/2.8 VR II that he's selling kena zoom problem within warranty period..

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    Default Re: Change from Nikkor to Tamron? 24-70 has VR!

    Third party lens quality cannot be compare to Nikon when you talk about distortion / sharpness / focusing speed / details / image, if you compare on price yes the different is very big from 33% to 50%. This kind of lens is make for amateur who have tight budget (entry level) not for professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth Chen View Post
    Third party lens quality cannot be compare to Nikon when you talk about distortion / sharpness / focusing speed / details / image, if you compare on price yes the different is very big from 33% to 50%. This kind of lens is make for amateur who have tight budget (entry level) not for professional.
    Kekeke

    U sure abt 3rd party lens quality can't compete with original manufacturers'?
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    Default Re: Change from Nikkor to Tamron? 24-70 has VR!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth Chen View Post
    Third party lens quality cannot be compare to Nikon when you talk about distortion / sharpness / focusing speed / details / image, if you compare on price yes the different is very big from 33% to 50%. This kind of lens is make for amateur who have tight budget (entry level) not for professional.
    Why do you think professionals don't use 3rd party lenses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit

    Why do you think professionals don't use 3rd party lenses?
    To be fair, he didn't say that.

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    Default Re: Change from Nikkor to Tamron? 24-70 has VR!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth Chen View Post
    Third party lens quality cannot be compare to Nikon when you talk about distortion / sharpness / focusing speed / details / image, if you compare on price yes the different is very big from 33% to 50%. This kind of lens is make for amateur who have tight budget (entry level) not for professional.
    You sure about that? What a sweeping statement...

    I can show you many examples where the 3rd party option is much BETTER than orig equpiment manufacturer in distortion / sharpness / focusing speed / details / image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth Chen
    Third party lens quality cannot be compare to Nikon when you talk about distortion / sharpness / focusing speed / details / image, if you compare on price yes the different is very big from 33% to 50%. This kind of lens is make for amateur who have tight budget (entry level) not for professional.
    U should try the new Sigma 35mm 1.4. U thinking is not updated.

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