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Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens

Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Lens

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Great price if you're in USA. But in Canada, it translates to about $1200 CAD, and then I'm sure I'd get dinged with taxes if it shipped over the border. I can find an Excellent+ model used online for about same price, and not pay taxes. Sigh.
i just bought a used nikon 24-70mm f2.8 which doesn't have VR for $750. It's a heavy lens but is very quick.
I'm so surprised why there is no mention anything from Massdrop about the warranty and the defective units get worked out... Anybody from Massdrop or from previous purchases can chime in
"It boasts a 35mm equivalent focal length of 36–105mm" Huh?
brent71
That would be on a crop sensor (Nikon DX) body
surlymechanic
I know, but the listing doesn't say that. I have the G1 version of this with my D4.
Great all-round lens. Street photography and portraits. 
$850 is a great price. I'm wondering, now that so many states are requiring sales tax to be collected, how MD is handling that bit: taxed or not taxed?
RayF
I entered a random Maryland address and Massdrop shows that it will not charge sales tax.
McCamera
Good to know; sounds even better now.
hopefully this gets dropped again ...
Haha people just too fancy with the idea. Well the lens itself will never change, it is 24-70 whatever FF or APS-C you use. The lens is the lens. But when use it on your smaller sensor , the “effective focus length” or whatever you call it , give you an image look like 36-105. But still the image is actually 24-70, the camera just give you the central part of the image.
While the price is good, they're not clear on how warranty claims will be handled. Both B&H and Adorama's customer feedback on the lens would indicate QC issues. When they're good, they're great but they also ship problematic copies.
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If you buy the lens here, it’s new and you would get the standard manaufacturer warranty right? So if you got a bad copy you could send it back? I’m on the fence too.
mtnredhed
similarly on the fence. I've been wanting this lens for a while. I'll presume not a gray market lens. But even with that, how are defects handled?
"It boasts a 35mm equivalent focal length of 36–105mm..." No. This is a 35mm lens. It's equivalent focal length is 24-70mm. Come on Massdrop, this is just plain embarrassing. It's a shame, I just bought this lens a couple of months ago. This is actually a pretty nice discount, for once.
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You won't get much argument from me there. It's pretty obvious the kids who are writing the copy for damn near anything here on MD have ZERO personal experience with the products and sometimes, even the "sport/discipline/concept" itself. My guess is, they spin a bottle (or role and eighteen sided die) and the one who loses, has to right the ad ;- )
Sitwon
Agree with Sitwon..........the sentence doesn't make any sense as written but I knew what they meant. A lot of people do not know though. Canon has a 1.6 crop factor (Focal Length Multiplier) on most of their camera's and Nikon has a 1.5 crop factor. But the sentence just says, ""It boasts a 35mm equivalent focal length of 36–105mm..." And that sentence is only correct when it finishes with....used on a Nikon APS-C sensor camera. They would also have to say that, "It boasts a 35mm equivalent focal length of 38.4mm - 112mm on a Canon APS-C sensor camera"