I played with Barend’s Tamron zoom (Amazon link) and thought I would compare it to my Canon 28-135mm zoom. The Tamron is an impressive, fast lens… but you need to stabilize it. It is heavy, and there is no image stabilization… but shooting at 1/2000 helps 🙂
Tamron AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens
Here are the results (sorry for the slightly skew picture):
And showing the close-up of the sign:
Just for kicks, I wanted to see what effect the Image Stabilization has on the sharpness of the picture taken with my Canon EF 28-135mm lens. There is definitely some blurriness from the IS!