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Videoreview: Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II USM vs Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC USD

A comparison between the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II USM and the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC USD. The former a $2300 lens, the latter a $1300 lens. Both definitely worth to be compared. Matthew Gore (from lightandmatter) examines the differances betwen the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC USD and the or the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II USM in this well made 14 minutes video. He concludes that the Canon is a bit sharper, on the other hand the Tamron has image stabilization. Gore’s description:

Curious whether the Tamron or the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 is right for you? This comparison might help. I take a look at the image quality of the lenses, including a look at the chromatic aberrations, and the sound and speed of the focusing motors.
If you’d like to jump to a particular section, here’s a quick index:

00:53 Canon 50mm f/1.8 Sound Test Sample
01:10 Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II Sound Test Sample
01:19 Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Sound Test Sample
02:27 Comparison Methodology
03:10 Seattle Comparison, Tamron and Canon @ 70mm f/2.8
03:58 Seattle Comparison at f/5.6
04:39 Riverbed Comparison Examples at 24mm
06:07 Tree and Pond Comparison Examples at 70mm
07:39 Chromatic Aberration Processing in Adobe Camera RAW
10:41 Hand Held Photos with Tamron Vibration Control ( VC )
11:34 Summary
12:25 Weird Stick Figure Cartoon

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