The one stop increase in light for $200 less will make many photographers and videographers drool, however, is the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC sharp enough, fast enough, and built well enough to go toe to toe with Canon 24-70 f/4 IS L glass? Let’s find out as we go hands on with these two lenses.
Can the new Sigma 35mm f/1.4 hold its own against the 40% more expensive Canon L lens? And can a cheaper, 3rd party lens actually beat the longstanding Canon champ in sharpness, build, and focus speeds? LearningCameras puts these two lenses side by side to see which one is the greater of the two using some of the best DSRL cameras in the business.
The Canon 24-70 f/4 IS is here and sharper than ever. Also part of this new upgrade was a hefty price upgrade, not so much from the retail price of the 24-105mm f/4 IS, but because the 24-105 can be found at greatly reduced prices due to the packaging of this as the kit lens in so many Canon cameras. Either way, the Canon 24-70 f/4 IS is now here and here to stay so let's take a look at the performance this has to offer.
There is an obvious lack of wide aperture lenses for Canon & Nikon’s 50mm equivalent focal length for cropped sensor cameras. While canon has some great L lenses in this category such as the 24mm f/1.4L and the 35mm 1.4L, these lenses are often over $1,500 placing them out of reach of most prosumer camera owners. Sigma has come to the rescue though offering quite a few lenses in this range, most notably though, the Sigma 30mm f/1.4.