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02-07-2008, 06:59 PM   #61
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Got my Tamron TC today from Code Camera -- it is great with my sigmon 70-300 apo. Glad I found this thread.

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Got my Tamron TC today from Code Camera -- it is great with my sigmon 70-300 apo. Glad I found this thread.
glad to hear and affirm my very same findings on the very same lens
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Now I'm wondering if the Tamy would be even better then my Kenko for me. hmmm interesting
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For anyone interested in purchasing a 1.4X Tamron TC with a Pentax mount, the ONLY place I've been able to find one is at Cord Camera. (I got one ordered yesterday.) I don't know how many they have on hand, but obviously their supply isn't limitless. Tamron still shows them on their web site, and perhaps they only manufacture Pentax mounts every so often. Otherwise I find it difficult to believe that every other camera company in the country is out of them, but that's apparently the case. I just wanted to pass this along for the benefit of anyone who might be considering purchasing one.

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I recieved my T 1.4 today ( eBay from Gary Camera) and tried it out a bit on my FA11 and T 18-250. My views coincide with Javier's and others': compared with the KEH/Kenko IQ is the same
(excellent to my eye) and AF is better to a noticable degree. Note this was informal testing of just a few shots by a non-pro, but it is clear the Tamron will get a lot more body-time than the Kenko on my K100D.........
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Took this today with my new Tamron TC and the sigma 70-300apo. I was at 300mm and ISO of 800. I did not have time to get ISO to 400 before he flew.
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I have been looking for the Tamron 1.4 also, but have not found a place to bye in Europe? Any suggestions or links?
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I recieved my T 1.4 today ( eBay from Gary Camera) and tried it out a bit on my FA11 and T 18-250. My views coincide with Javier's and others': compared with the KEH/Kenko IQ is the same
(excellent to my eye) and AF is better to a noticable degree. Note this was informal testing of just a few shots by a non-pro, but it is clear the Tamron will get a lot more body-time than the Kenko on my K100D.........
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Glad to hear more affirmation and that I am not on drugs. lol
I did try the Kenko on my tamron 18 to 250 and 28-300 and at the extended focal lengths, it hunts like a coon hound...It simply does not work and there was lots of light out..
I then tried the Tammy 1.4tc again and sure enough at the max extended focal lengths, it works great...No hunting...I just wonder why?

It would be nice to have a Kenko and a tamron rep here to ask. ''wishful thinking'' I know.

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Took this today with my new Tamron TC and the sigma 70-300apo. I was at 300mm and ISO of 800. I did not have time to get ISO to 400 before he flew.
Simply amazing!!!! Sharp as a tack..and bokeh...That would be 420mm...What body where you shooting with to get such a pretty 800 ISO shot with?
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I have been looking for the Tamron 1.4 also, but have not found a place to bye in Europe? Any suggestions or links?
perhaps you can send tamron an e mail and ask them who carries it..
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Thanks -- I was using a k10d -- just learning how to use it. It was very bright outside but I was shooting from the shade of several trees.
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Hi Folks
Today, I had a chance to spend some time at the park / golf course / duck pond...
Anyway, it gave me the opportunity to try out the Tamron 1.4TC..I took two lenses with me...These pictures are with the DA*50-135..I should note that after a while, I did not even notice the TC was there...It worked very well with the lens and frankly, I could not even notice the loss of a full stop as far as speed and focus goes...All these are at the max of 135mm + TC1.4 = 189mm (hope my math is right)







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These pictures were taken @ 300mm x 1.4 = 420mm with the Sigma 70-300 APO lens and the Tamron 1.4 TC..
I must say, that this lens and this TC was made for each other...
Here are the photos resized to 900 px across with 100% crops for the pixel peepers...
Not to bad, I think..All shots where hand held and all between 70 and 125 yards away...











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Whoa!! Nice shots Javier.

I've used a Sigma 2x TC with the Bigma and its hunts viciously except in very good light. Initially wondered what I was doing wrong but after reading this thread, all has become "clear" . .so to speak. I often need to MF too and I wonder if this is true of all 2x TC's or jst the Sigma.

Has anyone tried the Sigma 2x with a DA*50-135 yet? That will be my next lens.
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Whoa!! Nice shots Javier.

I've used a Sigma 2x TC with the Bigma and its hunts viciously except in very good light. Initially wondered what I was doing wrong but after reading this thread, all has become "clear" . .so to speak. I often need to MF too and I wonder if this is true of all 2x TC's or jst the Sigma.

Has anyone tried the Sigma 2x with a DA*50-135 yet? That will be my next lens.
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Thanks for the kind words...I have not had the opportunity to use anything longer than the 1.5TC...Can you post some photos using the sigma TC? I would be curious to see them.
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