Why I am sending my Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 back and my thoughts on 3rd party lenses with Canon (generally positive)

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 The Stars above Vis Harbor. I loved the town of Vis and the island of Vis - lovely quiet little place off the coast of Croatia. See more of it including an animation of this star stacking AND one angry hooded crow that really wanted to take out my drone! http://photorec.tv/croatia Captured with the #GH5 and 12-60 f/2.8-4 Lens | 41 exposures of 60 seconds in length - done in camera - the GH5 allows up to 60 second shutter speeds. Nifty!
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    • And I have a Tamron 28-75 that I love and have heard wonderful things about the 60 macro and the 90 macro. I think that they make excellent lenses but have an issue with quality control, letting a few more bad copies slip through than you would find with Canon or Nikon.

  1. Hi, toby,

    very nice review. I have a question about the 15-85 vs18-135 STM. I am trying to upgrade the 18-55mm kit lens on my t2i. I mainly use this lens for landscapes and other general purposes. I like the 18-135mm on the long side, and also heard that the 3mm on the wide side makes a big difference for the 15-85mm. Plus, I assume the IQ is better with the 15-85mm. So what will be your suggestions?

    Thanks in advance~


    • Hi Cheng,

      15-85 is a bit sharper and yes that 15mm does seem a good bit wider than just 3mm from 18mm. Between the two I would probably only pick the 18-135 if I was shooting video unless you had a tight budget and for landscapes you are often shooting at f/5.6 and higher where both of these lenses give very similar results.

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