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01-12-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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Hi All:

I have been reading the reviews of the 70-300 lenses (nice thread). Here is my question, if I went with the newer Tamron 70-300 Di LD lens, would I be giving up any IQ in the 70-200 range when compared to the Pentax DA 50-200? I will not be using the 200-300 range all that often, but for basically the same price it would be nice. However, if I'm sacarficing quality in the lower ranges, I would rather go with the Pentax. What are your thoughts?

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I haven't used the Tamron, but I suggest you try the FA 80-320mm- it's sharp and compact! It's only loses half a stop, too: 4.5-5.6.

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"Here is my question, if I went with the newer Tamron 70-300 Di LD lens, would I be giving up any IQ in the 70-200 range when compared to the Pentax DA 50-200?"

no u might even be gainng some.. the lens isnt being "stretched"..

the pentax glass is smaller and neater thow..

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just took delivery of the Tamron DI LD today, not bad... haven't had good light to see what it really can do though so waiting for a sunny day tomorow

what is very neat about it, is that it has a macro function which comes up with very good results (if you can hold it steady hehe), I'm not sure the Pentax has that too

It is very big, but I think that makes you look more professional to the non photographers

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QuoteOriginally posted by rojaba Quote
just took delivery of the Tamron DI LD today, not bad... haven't had good light to see what it really can do though so waiting for a sunny day tomorow
Excellent! Please post a few pictures when you get some.
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Just two pics I took today, not the most spectacular motives but that's all that's happening around here

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