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Lens Comparison 24-70mm f/2.8 – Canon Versus Tamron

If you’re looking to upgrade from your kit lens the 24-70 f/2.8 lens is a common choice. It’s got a good range zoom and wide largest aperture of f/2.8 for the entire range. But which one to choose? Brand name or third party?

In this video Matthew Gore does a really comprehensive lens comparison between the brand name Canon brand name version, and the Tamron third party one. He takes a look at focusing and how much noise each produce, sharpness at different focal lengths and apertures and chromatic aberration.

There is a significant price difference, as he mentioned. Take a look at both:

Also available are:

At $600 more (almost 50% higher) is it worth it to you? See which he recommends in the video and which he would purchase and why.

Do you own one of these lenses? Which one and why did you select it? Please share your thoughts in the comments on whether you feel the third party lenses measure up to brand name ones.

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Darlene Hildebrandt
Darlene Hildebrandt

is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through free articles on her website Digital Photo Mentor and online photography classes. She also teaches all about photo editing using Lightroom, Photoshop, and Luminar Neo and has courses available on all three.

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