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10-07-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Anyone know when Tamron is going to update the 70-200mm???

I'm wondering if anyone knows when the update for the Tamron 70-200mm lens will be? i.e., if there will be an update... See, I'm needing this kind of a lens (I'm still torn between the Sigma and Tamron) and if tamron were going to be updating anytime soon, I'd wait and then buy the new tamron, otherwise...

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Is there any reason they need to upgrade it? Unless they're going to go to market with some new drive option what's to update? It's got a very good reputation as is.
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I'd be happier if the lens isn't updated in the near future. An update would likely mean SDM and some form of in lens shake reduction, which makes for a more expensive lens without much added value for us Pentax shooters. I'm thinking of the recently updated Sigma 70-200 OS as an example where the price doubled when they added in lens stabilization.
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Updating with Optical Stabilization [OS] and Weather Resistance sealing [WR] is always an option. But it's also likely only Nikon & Canon would get them too. So, not sure if Pentax would get an update in the foreseeable future.

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We've already got SR and WR is not on the cards with 3rd party lenses...
Just get the Tamron - a very fine lens optically.
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maybe a quicker, quieter focusing motor?
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..or an aperture lever that moves when it's supposed to?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Reportage Quote
maybe a quicker, quieter focusing motor?
You're not asking for an SDM/HSM model are you?!?
It won't be faster with the current AF technology...

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..or an aperture lever that moves when it's supposed to?

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C'mon now - not all copies have this issue, but if it does surface, send it back for repair under warranty...

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C'mon now - not all copies have this issue, but if it does surface, send it back for repair under warranty...
Exactly,,,and you'll get a six year warranty! No worries.
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We've already got SR and WR is not on the cards with 3rd party lenses...
Just get the Tamron - a very fine lens optically.
Well, I would except that I'm worried about the focus clutch system (or whatever you call it) because I override AF all the time with MF adjustments... Maybe just because I'm use to my DA*.

I would like to see exactly how fast the AF is in real life... Can anyone provide me with a little better understanding? Because if it's as slow as my DA* (which isn't sluggish, but you know what I mean) then I don't think I could get by with that.
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Exactly,,,and you'll get a six year warranty! No worries.
Yeah, I'm not worried a bit about the sticky lever thing!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ubuntu_user Quote
Well, I would except that I'm worried about the focus clutch system (or whatever you call it) because I override AF all the time with MF adjustments... Maybe just because I'm use to my DA*.

I would like to see exactly how fast the AF is in real life... Can anyone provide me with a little better understanding? Because if it's as slow as my DA* (which isn't sluggish, but you know what I mean) then I don't think I could get by with that.
This is one of the main reasons I bought the Sigma 70-200 HSMII. Full time manual over-ride was important to me. And, HSM seems much faster to me but I don't have any SDM lenses to compare. I'm quite happy with IQ and sharpness (Please, no cries of derision from Tamron users - I'm sure it's a good lens).

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This is one of the main reasons I bought the Sigma 70-200 HSMII. Full time manual over-ride was important to me. And, HSM seems much faster to me but I don't have any SDM lenses to compare. I'm quite happy with IQ and sharpness (Please, no cries of derision from Tamron users - I'm sure it's a good lens).

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Mhm. Is that lens out of production now? Adorama isn't selling it anymore...
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Mhm. Is that lens out of production now? Adorama isn't selling it anymore...
No, I called Sigma and they said that it's still in production...

What I would like is the Tammy's IQ with Siggy's AF...
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Is there any reason they need to upgrade it? Unless they're going to go to market with some new drive option what's to update? It's got a very good reputation as is.
One reason I can think of is stuck aperture problem - very common with this lens.
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