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BilsenBilsen Not Like -- the OthersPosts: 2,187Registered Users Major grins
edited April 17, 2012 in People
Just for Zoomer and Hack (and Diva and Bryce too) I just added a lens to the arsenal.

Sure, it's a used Tamron 28-75 f2.8 because I simply cannot afford the Canon 24-70 f2.8 (even used) and I already have the FL covered with my beloved 24-105 f4 BUT I'm hoping the f2.8 will let me bring some compromise to our continual battle of the backgrounds.:rofl:rofl

First shoot with it will be Thursday so let's see what it does. I've never used a non-Canon lens so if anyone knows of anything different I should watch for, please let me know.
Bilsen (the artist formerly known as John Galt NY)
Canon 600D; Canon 1D Mk2;
24-105 f4L IS; 70-200 f4L IS; 50mm 1.4; 28-75 f2.8; 55-250 IS; 580EX & (2) 430EX Flash,
Model Galleries: http://bilsen.zenfolio.com/
Everything Else: www.pbase.com/bilsen

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  • jeffreaux2jeffreaux2 Grinning...and bearing it Posts: 4,761Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2012
    Just for Zoomer and Hack (and Diva and Bryce too) I just added a lens to the arsenal.

    Sure, it's a used Tamron 28-75 f2.8 because I simply cannot afford the Canon 24-70 f2.8 (even used) and I already have the FL covered with my beloved 24-105 f4 BUT I'm hoping the f2.8 will let me bring some compromise to our continual battle of the backgrounds.rolleyes1.gifrofl

    First shoot with it will be Thursday so let's see what it does. I've never used a non-Canon lens so if anyone knows of anything different I should watch for, please let me know.

    I had that lens back in the day.

    Did you get it new? (5 year warranty?)

    Mine was a tad soft(this is common on crop bodies with that lens) and I called their customer service and sent it in to be calibrated to my body (a rebel XTi at the time).

    It was good as gold after the tune up. I sold it later to a close friend who still uses it. It just wasn't wide enough for event shooting. (wedding receptions etc.)

    It was a slow focuser. Not good for sports, but fine for portrait work. It was also apt to miss focus at long distances...and so had to be stopped down a bit(before the calibtration).

    F5 37mm
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    F3.2 33mm
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    F2.8 31mm
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    Settings Unknown
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  • BilsenBilsen Not Like -- the Others Posts: 2,187Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2012
    Hi Jeff,

    Nope. Bought it used for $300.00. I figured even if it's horrible or I don't like it, that's not a huge loss the way the Canon or even the Sigma would be.

    If it does come back soft, did you send it to Canon or Tamron? Did you have to ship the camera with it?
    Bilsen (the artist formerly known as John Galt NY)
    Canon 600D; Canon 1D Mk2;
    24-105 f4L IS; 70-200 f4L IS; 50mm 1.4; 28-75 f2.8; 55-250 IS; 580EX & (2) 430EX Flash,
    Model Galleries: http://bilsen.zenfolio.com/
    Everything Else: www.pbase.com/bilsen
  • jeffreaux2jeffreaux2 Grinning...and bearing it Posts: 4,761Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2012
    Hi Jeff,

    Nope. Bought it used for $300.00. I figured even if it's horrible or I don't like it, that's not a huge loss the way the Canon or even the Sigma would be.

    If it does come back soft, did you send it to Canon or Tamron? Did you have to ship the camera with it?


    It was sent to Tamron without the camera. They tightened the zoom action as well.

    It wont be a loss.

    If I had never bought the 17-55 F2.8IS I would have kept mine.
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Posts: 3,975Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2012
    Back long ago some use to say that a brand other than the camera brands were a stop slower than advertised. That could be easily checked. Cant' wait to see the new stuff.
  • BilsenBilsen Not Like -- the Others Posts: 2,187Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2012
    Interesting Hack.

    Honestly, since I shoot outdoors I don't care overmuch about the extra stop for lighting purposes. The IS on my 24-105 can get me the same shutter speed. I bought the 2.8 srticly to see if I can get better bokeh when I want it so I don't have to listen to you guys all the time. rolleyes1.gifrofl

    I will tell you right now though that the jet is going to be sharp in a lot of what we do on Sunday.mwink.gif
    Bilsen (the artist formerly known as John Galt NY)
    Canon 600D; Canon 1D Mk2;
    24-105 f4L IS; 70-200 f4L IS; 50mm 1.4; 28-75 f2.8; 55-250 IS; 580EX & (2) 430EX Flash,
    Model Galleries: http://bilsen.zenfolio.com/
    Everything Else: www.pbase.com/bilsen
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Posts: 3,975Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2012
    Hey, Topaz has a program that will give you bokeh and its cheap!!
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Posts: 3,975Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2012
  • jeffreaux2jeffreaux2 Grinning...and bearing it Posts: 4,761Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2012
    Hackbone wrote: »
    Back long ago some use to say that a brand other than the camera brands were a stop slower than advertised. That could be easily checked. Cant' wait to see the new stuff.


    Nah.

    At least not true for the Tamron I owned.

    I shot a few weddings with two cameras where I mounted an 85 F1.8 Canon on one and the Tamron 28-75 F2.8 on the other. Both cameras in manual at same settings.ne_nau.gif
  • watchmenwatchmen Big grins Posts: 32Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 17, 2012
    I've had that lens for a couple months and I absolutely love it. I must have gotten a good copy because it's sharp. I rarely take it off my camera. It does want to hunt focus when there isn't a lot of light though.


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  • BilsenBilsen Not Like -- the Others Posts: 2,187Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2012
    Quick test of the new lens on a 600D. SOOC the images are a bit softer than my "L"s (no shock there) but with a bit of lens correction and USM in PP I'm not unhappy with them. I do need to get used to the DOF on this thing though cause it's all over the place.

    This is one of our current livestock. We call her Luna, short for her Indian name, Lu-Naaa-Tik.

    Shot in Av model at f2.8 out at 75mm

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    Bilsen (the artist formerly known as John Galt NY)
    Canon 600D; Canon 1D Mk2;
    24-105 f4L IS; 70-200 f4L IS; 50mm 1.4; 28-75 f2.8; 55-250 IS; 580EX & (2) 430EX Flash,
    Model Galleries: http://bilsen.zenfolio.com/
    Everything Else: www.pbase.com/bilsen
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