Canon 24-70/4.0 L vs. Tamron 28-75/2.8 vs. Canon 16-35/4.0 L probably is a little bit unfair, and taken the very good 16-35/4.0 L IS into the comparism doens’t make it better 😉
In my [post id=1036]Last week review 24/2015[/post] i posted that i got myself a Canon 24-70/4.0 L IS because of the Canon summer cashback i couldn’t resist 😉 and substituted my Tamron 28-27/2.8 before my vacation to Rügen . Looking at the resulting images i was thrilled about the optical performance of Canon 24-70/4.0 L IS . But anyway i was interested comparing this lens with the Tamron and since i got Canon 16-35/4.0 L IS within the [post id=3474]cashback[/post] offer. So it was quite obvious to take this into the comparism too, at least for the lower focal range.
The Tamron 2.8/28-75,mm was long my standard zoom on the 5D MK II,even though i already bought the lens, when i owned the Canon 40D.
I did the comparism with the 3 lenses (a comparism with the Canon 17-40/4.0 would have been interesting, but i already sold it), here are the images
At fully open aparture the Tamron is pretty good, gets even better stepping down to f 4.0, but doesn’t reach the optical perfomance of the two Canon L lenses. Both are at fully open aparture more crisp, but lets be fair, we’re talking almost 3 times the price of the Tamron.
The corners are a little bit soft with the Tamron lens, you can improve it by stepping down the aparture a little bit. Both the 24-70 and the 16-35 lenses are better (should i say of course), even though too me the 16-35 is alittle bit better.
Almost the same picture at a focal lenght of 35mm. The differences between the lenses are getting smaller.
Looking at the corners the Tamron lens is behind even at f 5.6, while the 24-70/4.0 and 16-35/4.0 are equal. But this is critisim on a very high level.
At last we looking at the results for a focal length of 70mmUnd dann schauen wir zum Schluss noch den Vergleich bei 70mm an:
Here of course the Canon 24-70/4.0 L IS make sthe frist place, but the differences marginal.
All images can be downloaded in full size, so you can make your own decision. But take into considaeration that the Tamron 2.8/28-75mm is a very good lens for the price.
I did expect the result so there are no surprises, because the Canon lenses are almost 2 1/2 times more expensive compared to the Tamron.
As soo i a get more experience with the macro mode of the Canon 24-70/4.0 L lens i might make a comparism with the 100mm/2.8 L IS Macro 😉
What do think , made similar experiences? Just let me know in the comments and i’m looking forward to your questions.