I shoot a lot of events and some weddings. I also shoot lots of family portraits in and out of the studio.
I've recently sold off my Nikon gear and gone completely Canon ( long story ) and I'm looking for a suitable 24-70 f2.8. I haven't had a Canon version thought I did own a Nikon 24-70 which I liked a lot. I can't really afford the new mk 2 Canon version and I hear the mk 1 isn't absolutely stellar - but that could be internet tattle.
I was looking to go for a second hand mk1 but then I kept hearing the Tamron with VC was a greta performer. I like the idea of VC and looking at reviews the IQ of this lens seems pretty good for my purposes though admittedly not great at the corners this wouldn't be a biggie for me.
However, as I say, I do shoot weddings and events and need AF to be fast and reliable. I have had a couple of Tamrons many years ago and the AF wasn't great. I'm not really sure I'd be happy with this lens for that reason.
I'm minded to stick to my original plan and go for a second hand Canon mk 1, which I feel even with whatever limitations it has would do me nicely. The Tamron seems to equal it ( or even beat it in some areas ) on IQ under good conditions and with I imagine considered shooting but in the hurly burly of public gatherings I'm pretty confident the Canon would win it for reliability of getting the shot.
Would you say my reasoning is sound or would you suggest I
Thanks for all help and advice :-)