I put the Tamron 24-70 2.8 G2 vs the Canon 24-70 2.8 II head on. This is a popular request as Tamron's newest 24-70 is in high demand. A key point on paper is the price difference; the Canon runs around $1,750 USD and the Tamron G2 $1,200 USD. But is the extra $500 worth it? Tamron does have one huge offering over the Canon beat, the VC, Vibration Control noted to 5 stops. It also is built a bit heavier as well. The two major things noticed is the Tamron at around 70mm hunts at times and has heavier vignetting wide open at f2.8.
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Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC G2 First Impressions, Unboxing & First Look. This is the most requested lens to test right now, right before the Sigma 24-70. This Tamron 24-70 version 2 only costs $1,200 and has 5 stops of Vibration Control. I give my first impressions and hands on first look of this desired lens. Is it a hefty lens? How does it compare to Tamron's newest set of lenses? Find out in the video below.
Thanks to BHPhoto for sending this out for review: