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02-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Tammy 70-200 about to land..

For once i am actually excited and somewhat nervous.

My B'day pressie should be delivered on Monday.. a nice Tamrom 70-200 2.8 from B&H the first lens of this price and quality i have ever bought..

A hard decision of this or the sigma.. but leaned toward the tammy as the images people have been getting have been immensly good so thanks for posting them all up guys.

I'm nervous because i hope i get a good copy, dont have the blades issue and hope its tack sharp wide open.... still i got the extended warranty just in case!

I am now on the hunt for a TC, have been offered a 2x tamron 7 element one but didnt know how they fared...

my other dilema is that i have a sigma ex 28-70 2.8 that i am thinking of replacing with the tamron 28-75 2.8 just so i have a bit of overlap... i tend to use the sigma on the upper reaches, but from what i read the tamron is a stellar performer.. the sigma is a great performer too... just faniced a change

Just wanted to share that with you....

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You will like the 70-200. I have had no issues with mine. For extended periods of use, a monopod will be your friend.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpecialK Quote
You will like the 70-200. I have had no issues with mine. For extended periods of use, a monopod will be your friend.
+1 from me.

I love my Tammy 70-200. Sharp, good bokeh, nice contrast and colours.
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Mine is in transit somewhere in New Jersey :/ Can't wait to get it in my hands, but I guess it takes a bit of time to travel across continental US and better half of Pacific so I can only wait...

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Very, very good zoom. You should be excited.
02-24-2011, 09:52 PM   #6
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You should read this excellent compative review;
Fast Sports Zoom Lenses for Pentax | Sigma 70-200mm vs. Tamron 70-200mm vs. Pentax FA* 80-200mm F2.8

There is very little between these lenses and I would be glad to have any of these lenses!
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Congrats on your new lense - it's always exciting isn't it ? No wonder we are all LBA junkies !
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Spoiling yourself on your b'day - you'll be impressed. Wear the lens in and see how the aperture lever goes. Enjoy it.

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Thanks guys... and thanks Ash i am aware of the issues you had hence i am a bit nervous and the reason i got the extended warranty...

couldnt quite work the warranty out tho... do i get the 6 years... plus the 3 year so 9 years in total? or do i not get the 6 year (as i would be sending back to b&h)

Thanks again... will report when i am 'allowed' to play with it!

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i recently got mine brand new

may i ask any other fellow owners if the aperture lever is slightly bent to the side and a bit wobbly?

i havent had any stuck aperture problems but its a bit worrying as i only just noticed it is not straight , i am wondering if i somehow carelessly closed the end with the cap too hard in the wrong way
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My aperture lever is the same, so it is probably normal.

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I have them both, the Sigma HSM II (not the newer OS-version) and the Tamron 70-200mm. Both are fine lenses in my opinion, if you get a good copy I don't think you will be disappointed with the Tamron.

I'm leaning to the Sigma at the moment but the Tamron is a tad sharper at large apertures. The Sigma has a reputation for somewhat soft results at large apertures but I get quite sharp pictures at f3.2, less so at f2.8. The Tamron is better in that department.


Enjoy the Tamron.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ivor K Ecks Quote
+1 from me.

I love my Tammy 70-200. Sharp, good bokeh, nice contrast and colours.
+1 for me. I really like the IQ with mine.
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