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July 2, 2013

Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Zoom

By In Photography

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!

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