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03-01-2017, 08:40 AM   #16
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Older AF equpited Tamron and Sigma 70-300's seem to be around for $100 to $150 on that one auction site. A good TC is going to cost about the same. I think I'd rather have a 70-300.

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there are a couple versions of the tamron 70-300
I picked up one of the less desirable ones for abut 50usd used

serious purple fringing but I got a lot of shots I would have missed otherwise
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
$235 is a lot for a mirror lens - that's more than enough for a DA 55-300, which is AF.

I have a MTO 500/8 mirror from c.1970, and it's pretty fun. It is supposedly one of the better mirror options around...
I was quoting a new price. I'm sure one can find it for less, just as the OP did with his 50-200. My Tamron 500/8 was also purchased used for a fraction of the original price (converted to today's dollars).

I own a 50-200 and a 55-300, and while the latter is longer and optically superior, it is much larger. The little 300mm mirror lenses aren't all that much bigger than a good TC. I don't use the 50-200 much since getting the 55-300, but when I do, it is because it fits in a small back or waist pack.
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