Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II vs Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Video Review

The comparison between Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II vs Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens. Canon’s EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II standart zoom lens currently priced for $2,299.00 and the Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD is currently priced for $1,299.

Lightandmatter has posted a video comparison of Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens and Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD lens. The differences between the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC USD and the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II well comparedin this 14 minute video. At the end Canon is a bit sharper, while the Tamron has image stabilization.

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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II vs Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD Video Review

You can watch the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II vs Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD video review below.

From Lightandmatter conclusion :

  • Landscape photographers (and others for whom sharpness is most important) do not typically shoot at f/2.8, and when stopped down, the differences in image quality are minor at the wide angle end.

  • Those photographers who are most likely to use the image stabilization on the Tamron (such as wedding, event, or travel photographers) are also, I think, the photographers who are less likely to need ultra-sharp borders. If a photographer is focusing on a nearby subject, the edges of the frame frequently contain background this is slightly out of focus anyway.

  • If you shoot hand-held rather than from a tripod, the advantage in sharpness gained from having VC (Image Stabilization) will outweigh the advantage of having what would otherwise be a sharper lens at most common shutterspeeds. Next time, I’ll have to remember to shoot hand held with both lenses in situations with moderate light.

  • If sharpness is critical to the work you do, you shoot from a tripod, and you need to shoot with a large aperture, there’s no question: the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II is simply better.

EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM $2,299 Amazon | Adorama
Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC USD $1,199 Amazon | Adorama