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09-01-2008, 07:58 AM   #76
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seems like the lens is available in a french online store
Tamron 70-200mm 2,8 Di Pentax

I don't know wether to buy it or not

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People, Tamron is not going to release a Pentax copy to a random French photo store and no one else. When it is actually ready, all major photo outlets will have it. Until places like B&H and Adorama have it, no one does. You really think Tamron will send the first copies to anyone besides these major photo super-powers?
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Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 for Pentax

Just listed today at B&H.

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Yep. Just got a notification from B&H that it is in stock!

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Someone buy it and do some rigid BF/FF testing on a tripod like I did w/ the 28-75 :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
Someone buy it and do some rigid BF/FF testing on a tripod like I did w/ the 28-75 :-)
Nowere to buy it
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Me needs the 70-200 f/2.8 SO BADLY!
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I ordered yesterday,
should receive it in 2days

AKiss20 > seems like B&H was a few hours late, that's all
note that Adorama has not yet listed the lens as available

no need to go all-out on this

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Perhaps this will be the final incentive needed by Pentax to deliver the DA* 60-250mm f/4.

The time has come. I now have to do some serious thinking of whether I want to give up the extra stop for the weather sealing and slightly wider focal range... (no, I don't want to / won't buy both)) I should just not buy the 60-250 out of spite and get this like I 1st intended.
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
Perhaps this will be the final incentive needed by Pentax to deliver the DA* 60-250mm f/4.

The time has come. I now have to do some serious thinking of whether I want to give up the extra stop for the weather sealing and slightly wider focal range... (no, I don't want to / won't buy both)) I should just not buy the 60-250 out of spite and get this like I 1st intended.
I really don't think the 60-250 is such an awe-inspiring lens. It better have prime-like image quality, or else I really can't justify the slightly better reach, f/0.5 more and bigger bulk than my Tokina AF 70-210 f/4.5.

A 70-200 f/2.8 sounds like just what the doctor ordered.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kojuo Quote
I ordered yesterday,
should receive it in 2days

AKiss20 > seems like B&H was a few hours late, that's all
note that Adorama has not yet listed the lens as available

no need to go all-out on this
Didn't mean to go out. I was just reacting to people who eagerly think they can jump the ship and get ahead somehow. Just offering some advice. Now that B&H has it, by all means, I think its arrived.

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Hahaha... well Tamron certainly did shake the tree. Sigma trying to do a cockblock..., dated the Aug. 29th:

70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II for Four-Thirds and Pentax available next week
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
Hahaha... well Tamron certainly did shake the tree. Sigma trying to do a cockblock..., dated the Aug. 29th:

70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II for Four-Thirds and Pentax available next week
M.S.R.P. $1200.00

oh my... HSM is pricey


AKiss20 > I see what you mean. Actually I could have been wrong, but this online shop has quite a good reputation in France, I don't think they would have lied on their item listing

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QuoteOriginally posted by kojuo Quote
M.S.R.P. $1200.00

oh my... HSM is pricey


AKiss20 > I see what you mean. Actually I could have been wrong, but this online shop has quite a good reputation in France, I don't think they would have lied on their item listing
Listed at $999.99 cdn locally. Probably less in the US but we have a 10 year warranty in Canada. I reserved one so I am waiting for its arrival soon.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kojuo Quote
M.S.R.P. $1200.00

oh my... HSM is pricey

Tamron sells the F and EF mount versions of the 70-200 f/2.8 with ultrasonic motor as well.
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