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Canon Powershot G2 Digital Camera [4MP 3xOptical]

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What pretty much every photographer seems to aim for is a 24-70mm lens of some sort, and the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 may be just the thing that many photographers really need. There are professional features to a lens like this such as a metal exterior, weather sealing, and solid image quality that embraces a more saturated look. Plus it has vibration compensation which keeps the camera shake down. More and more options like this are appearing on the market with Sigma and Nikon both putting image stabilization into their lens offerings. Indeed, it’s a feature that photographers have been asking for for the better part of 10 years. And arguably, it took way too long to get to us. If weather sealing and focus consistency are a priority, the Sigma 150-600 Sports and Tamron 150-600 G2 should be your top considerations, with the deciding factor likely being the price-to-image-quality performance ratio desired.

In Q3 2015 Canon introduced the successors to its older G16 and S120 cameras. These were G5 X and G9 X respectively. Both of these use one inch sensor instead of the older 1/1.7". The G5 X is essentially a G7 X with an integral electronic viewfinder. The G16 had an optical viewfinder. The G5 X also has a DSLR-like form factor with viewfinder in the center instead of the rangefinder-like in the G16. The G9 X is similar in size to the S120 it replaced. The larger sensor necessitated that the zoom range was reduced from 5x to 3x i.e. 24 – 120mm to 28 – 84mm. With the introduction of the G9 X the S-series was discontinued and all top models are in G-series. It also meant the end of the use of 1/1.7" (9.5mm diagonal) sensors in Canon cameras and all top models being at least one inch (16mm diagonal) and other models having 1/2.3" (7.7mm diagonal).For those needing focal lengths beyond 600mm, the G2 has new dedicated 1.4x and 2x teleconverters available. In addition to its 1/1.8″ 4-million-pixel CCD sensor and fast 34-102mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.0-2.5 zoom lens, the PowerShot G2 employs such state-of-the-art imaging technology as an RGB primary color filter and Canon’s proprietary digital signal-processing IC to achieve superior imaging and color reproduction performance. Canon G12 records videos up to 720p HD quality, G15 1080p HD and G1 X 1080p. G15 and G1 X do allow to use zoom and autofocus during video recording.

control layout and image processor and four times optical zoom lens. Canon PowerShot G3 vs. PowerShot G2 (differences only) Canon's proprietary EOS shooting modes, allowing the photographer to select different exposure settings for different environments. For the record, I’ve taken Tamron’s lenses out into the rain many times before and they’ve all been just fine. I’d expect the same thing here. Ease of Use

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But also, if I put on the EF lens adapter and use some of my Canon 5D EOS lenses, that do have a focus servo, tap-to-focus would then work, correct? On one side of the Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 you’ll spot the SP moniker. That’s really all that’s there but in real life use it can be easily confused with a switch of some sort for control over the lens.

We tested the Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 with the Canon 6D, Canon 6D Mk II, and various lights. Tech Specs As I’ve stated, the chromatic aberration isn’t a major issue of any sort with the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD. I couldn’t make the lens fringe or flare–and I’m sort of sad about the latter. I really, genuinely enjoy lens flare but it seems to have been engineered out of the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD. Color Rendition

Canon PowerShot G2 Specifications

Of course because I’m a film photographer, I needed to test this lens with a Canon EOS 33 camera. Unfortunately, Tamron still proves frustrating in the same way that their 70-200mm f2.8 lens has. The lens won’t even autofocus! This doesn’t happen with Canon or Sigma offerings so I’m not sure what’s going on here. Image Quality The lens that started it all, the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens, burst onto the scenes in 2013 and was immediately a popular choice for sports and wildlife photographers whose budgets did not Below is a feature comparison chart followed by the available maximum apertures by focal length for the lenses discussed above.

Now to Dec 2014. Bought a Canon EF 24-105 L IS USM for my Rebel. Looks impressive, but after a day taking pictures and comparing results, the G16 is so good, in fact, for outdoors, side by side image quality in many cases is as good or better than the Rebel! Maybe my Rebel is getting tired? This puts the G2 in a category of its own. The resurgence of vintage digital cameras has blurred the lines between analog and digital and made it possible to yield results that not only look filmic but can also provide a film shooting sort of experience. Pair this with the high prices of film, a global recession, and an ever-increasing societal obsession with nostalgia, and you’ve got a pretty solid reason to get involved in the vintage digicam trend. in the shorter and longer focal length ranges (with the middle focal length range remaining similar), an updated exterior design with metal construction, better AF and VC performance,

Professional photographers will surely appreciate and enjoy the colors that the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens will give them due to some extra saturation that the lenses offer. I’m surely aware that some may prefer the more muted colors that Canon offers and the even more saturated colors that Zeiss and Sigma tend to give. But Tamron’s colors with the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD are very vibrant and life-like. In addition to the great colors though, photographers will take comfort in the reliability that there will be no chromatic aberration to really speak of or complain about. Even further, the lens focuses pretty close–which is great when is comes to headshot sessions using the longer end of the lens. Bokeh Askey, Phil (December 2004). "Canon PowerShot G6 Review". Digital Photography Review . Retrieved 30 October 2009. Askey, Phil (September 2000). "Canon G1 Review". Digital Photography Review . Retrieved 30 October 2009. With all of these lenses featuring identical focal length/aperture ranges and similar features (like vibration/optical stabilization), other lens aspects become the prominent differentiating factors. One of the reasons why the Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens is being awarded our Editor’s Choice award has to do with pricing. Tamron has always offered great image quality a a lower price than Sigma and first parties. And unless you’re pixel peeping you probably won’t be able to tell the differences between the lenses straight out of camera. Further, modern day editing can make any photo from any lens look like one another. The point is though that the Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a pretty fantastic tool for the professional photographer. Tamron also has a three business day repair service option, which is also pretty darn sweet. Their program may not be as extensive as Canon’s but with time it may get there.

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