Monday, November 19, 2012
Tamron 24-70 2.8 sample photos
24mm, F/4, 1/200s
For a couple of months I have been able to use a second copy of Tamron 24-70/2.8 and while I was extremely happy with the first one (used at July), the second one turned to be even slightly better - I'm sure this can of course be psychological effect, since I never had a chance to compare these two side by side.
I'm quite delighted with the image quality though - and currently cannot think about any reason why I would like to "upgrade" from such a great lens.
Long story short, here come a couple of sample images. Nice discussion available at the lens ad dpreview web site - click here.
Using the lens for portrait is definitely enjoyable at superb sharpness and smooth bokeh at 70/2.8, so let's start with some portrait images first.
70mm, F/2.8, 1/1000s
70mm, F/3.5, 1/125s (notice the bokeh - a bit busy because of high contrast at bg, but very well handled)
70mm, F/5, 1/250s (bokeh - as the bg is darker and less contrasty, the bokeh is rendered with excellence again)
70mm, F/5, 1/125s (focus quite far away - lens was able to change the focus between dancers and far background nicely)
42mm, F/7.1, 1/25s (shot without Vibration Control (VC) - as the lens is heavy, therefore quite stable, never missed the VC at daylight)
58mm, F/4, 1/100s (another example of non 24 or 70mm shot (so 58mm this time), shot through bookshop glass)
24mm, F/7.1, 1/200s (notice the lens flares at the image at lower left and center right)
24mm, F/9, 1/320 (the "sweet spot" of the lens at widest angle seems to be (**surprise, surprise :) somewhere between F/7.1-11)
24mm, F/8, 1/320 (the lens rendered the roof stones so sharp that it is almost hurts the eyes at downsized image (bicubic standard interpolation), without any extra sharpness added).
61mm, F/5, 1/200s (gradual filter was used for the sky)
24mm, F/11, 13.00s (from a tripod, with gradual filter)
70mm, F/7.1, 1/20 (manual focus (closest) - bokeh smooth despite small aperture)
61mm, F/8, 1/400 (manual focus (closest) - again, bg is superb despite small aperture (conditions of the subject and background were literally the same)
70mm, F/6.3, 1/400 (some chromatic aberration at contrasty areas - top and down right corner)
24mm, F/16, 3.20s
70mm, F/7.1, 1/400s (what could be a better shot to end this long post, than a sunset? ;))