Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC G2 (A041) Review (D. Abbott)

Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC G2 (A041)
Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC G2 (A041) at a glance:
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three LD and Three Aspherical Elements
  • AX, eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Rear Drop-In Gel Filter Holder
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Dustin Abbott reviewed he Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC G2 (A041) lens. He used the Tamron SP 15-30mm on a Canon EOS R and a Sony a7R III via adapter.

From his conclusion:

Perhaps the single biggest challenge for the Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC USD G2 (A041) lens is that there isn’t anything particularly wrong with the lens that it replaces.  There are some real advantages to the A041, from the build, weather sealing, and Tap In compatibility to the improvements to the autofocus and Vibration Compensation systems.  The image quality improvement, while mild, helps make the lens even more competitive.  But all of these improvements are evolutionary rather than revolutionary, which results in many existing A012 owners not feeling particularly motivated to upgrade.  But perhaps the A041 is less for them and more for those who don’t yet own a wide angle lens and are considering the merits of the available options on the market.  There is no question that the 15-30 G2 is one of the most attractive wide angle options out there for Canon and Nikon owner […]

Dustin’s review comes with a lot of insights and sample photos. If you prefer a video review, it’s below:

Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC G2 (A041):

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

The Ultimate Sony a7R III vs Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Comparison (color science, dynamic range, ISO, video)

Sony A7R IIIvs EOS 5D Mark IV

Dustin Abbott felt the pulse of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the Sony a7R III, and compares both cameras. The four video (-reviews) below start with comparing color science, then it’s dynamic range, high ISO performance and resolution, and finally video performance. All you ever wanted to know about these cameras will find an answer in the videos below. Enjoy.


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Sony a7R III: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA


Canon EOS R Overview and Hands-On Review (D. Abbott)

Canon Eos R

In anticipation of the full review, photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott posted a neat 23 minutes video about his impressions with the new Canon EOS R.

He says:

There are things I love about the EOS R (fantastic fully articulating touchscreen, great grip, new control ring on lenses), but also a few missing pieces (no in-body-image-stabilization and burst rate is unimpressive).  The camera shows great potential for focus, however, with incredibly fast focus speeds with the new RF 24-105mm f/4L IS.  The new 24-105L kit lens is a clear improvement over previous 24-105mm lenses, and the EOS R also focuses very quickly and naturally with adapted EF mount lenses.

Sample images can be seen here.

Here is the video review.

The Canon EOS R and RF lenses are in stock and ready to ship

Please use the links below to put your order (international shipping available).

Order the Canon EOS R in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Order the Canon RF mount lenses in the USA: B&H Photo | Adorama | Canon USA | Amazon

Availability should be given also at major retailers in Europe and around the world (you have to check for your country). Please use the links below.

Canon EOS R world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Canon RF mount lenses world-wide order links:

Australia: Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay Australia, Alibaba
Canada: Amazon Canada, DigitalRev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Canada, Canon Canada, KEH Camera
France: Amazon FR, DigitalRev, eBay FR, Canon France
Germany/Austria/Switzerland: Amazon DE, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Canon Deutschland
Italy: Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay IT, Canon Italia
United Kingdom/Ireland: Amazon UK, Park Cameras, Wex Photo Video, DigitalRev, eBay.uk, Canon UK
USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Who Has Better Image Quality and Dynamic Range: Nikon Z6, Nikon Z7, Canon EOS R or Sony a7 III?

Dynamic Range

Tony & Chelsea Northrup investigate which camera has the best image quality and dynamic range. It’s Nikon Z6 vs Nikon Z7 vs Sony a7 III vs Canon EOS R. Enjoy, and if you want then let us know what you think.