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Canon 24-105 or Tamron 18-270?

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Answer #1 | 29/12 2013 10:07
The 24-105 is a Canon L series lens. They are in a league of their own when it comes to high image quality. The Tamron 18-270 is cheap for a reason. With zoom lenses there is a compromise to be made between zoom range and image quality. In trying to get 18 and 270mm from a single lens Tamron have overstepped the compromise line! The lens has a fantastic range but image quality has suffered as a result.
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Answer #2 | 28/12 2013 19:40
I agree. It's not as sharp.
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Answer #3 | 28/12 2013 22:36
Tamron has two 18-270mm lenses. An older one and a newer one with a PZD motor. I have the latter. http://www.tamron-usa.com/B008special/html/index.html http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-18-270mm-3-5-6-3-Aspherical-Canon/dp/B001DYE1B6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1388298618&sr=8-3&keywords=tamron+18-270 I like my Tammy, but I have heard that the older one isn't nearly as good optically. Of course the Canon 24-105mm will be sharper. Just the fact that it doesn't zoom as much means that, all other factors being equal, it wont have as much distortion, etc. I wanted the extra zoom of the Tamron 18-270mm, so I bought it, and I am happy with my purchase. If getting the sharpest lens was my priority, I would get the 24-105mm.
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Answer #4 | 29/12 2013 01:38
I would always go for the Canon L series lens above an independent make.
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