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


vizuel

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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? :confused:
 

daredevil123

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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? :confused:
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.
 

avsquare

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I'm on the Tamron :)
 

vizuel

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

ageha

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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? :confused:
I don't expect the VR to be that good, it doesn't replace stabilization.
 

kwanhan

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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)
 

Daoyin

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

r0n1n

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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.
 

Omega23

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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.
 

avsquare

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nikon 24-70 also got barrel problems go search ard...but i believe not as bad as tamron due to the build.
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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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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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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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?
 

daredevil123

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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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Kenneth Chen said:
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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