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    Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC lens

    I would like to hear from anyone using a tamron SP 24-70 Di VC lens on their Nikon D800E. I am especially interested in corner to corner sharpness across the 24-70 mm range.

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    Re: Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC lens

    Shot today. D800E, Tamron 24-70 VC, f11 hand held. Polarizer. I am happy with the lens. Will make a nice 20"x30".
    Dave in NJ

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    Re: Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC lens

    Sorry...will post again.
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    Re: Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC lens

    If this is the newest version of this lens than I have it and use it for my PR work its actually quite a nice lens and maybe better on the wide side than the long side. I'm not the biggest fan of zooms but this is pretty nice and convenient although big and heavy it is very usable . It has its quirks like I turn off the VC over 1/60 th of a second. I believe it's a better lens with it off than on on the faster shutter speeds. I have shot it a lot but never really tested it fully but I get good sharp images. Maybe not as good as the Nikon according to some field tests but not bad either.
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    Re: Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC lens

    Thanks for the posts-much appreciated

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    Re: Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC lens

    Guy: Interesting comment about turning VR off. I have been leaving it on with and without monopod, at all shutter speeds. I did note several images seemed a bit soft that were monopod, and higher shutter speeds. I must try it both ways. Not a big deal to "snap", turn the VC dial, then 'snap" again.
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    Re: Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC lens

    Yes it seems to jump around some . If you let it settle in seems to be okay but working fast I turn it off. Something you should test. It's a nice lens though and glad I bought it for those AF needs I have it works very good.
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