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01-13-2019, 02:59 PM   #61
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Yes, it was the WR version. I didn't say I didn't like it; just said that I had one in the past! I just wanted to get into something a little better (hopefully)
Oh, okay. I just bought a WR version and so far it works for me.

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My Sigma 17-50 HSM F2.8 is in town, will pickup tomorrow! My Tamron 70-200 F2.8 arrives Thursday; will pickup in town Friday! Very excited to give these two beauties a workout!
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That's a heck of a combo..... I can't imagine you'll be less than thrilled.
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Thanks Norm! I'm really excited; been a long time coming to get lenses like these!

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Great combo and they're FAST. Let us know what you think once you've taken them for an outing.
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It sounds like you're in for a treat! Happy days.
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Thanks everyone! Just got home with the Sigma 17-50; haven't had time to try it out yet. It looks absolutely beautiful.
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Thanks everyone! Just got home with the Sigma 17-50; haven't had time to try it out yet. It looks absolutely beautiful.
Enjoy! Between that and the 10-24 your wide to slight telephoto is covered quite well.

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Strange, the Sigma doesn't have a red dot or anything that I can find, to line it up on the camera. Am I missing it somewhere?
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Strange, the Sigma doesn't have a red dot or anything that I can find, to line it up on the camera. Am I missing it somewhere?
A mount index mark? Some lenses lack this - I would just use the top of the lens as the guide.
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A mount index mark? Some lenses lack this - I would just use the top of the lens as the guide.
mark the " sweet spot " with small piece of contrasting tape ???

or perhaps that would leave unacceptable residue
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mark the " sweet spot " with small piece of contrasting tape ???

or perhaps that would leave unacceptable residue
To be honest I have changed lenses in the dark more often than I care to admit - I do it by feel as much as anything. I just need a rough idea of the top of the lens.
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Thanks Uncle; this is the first lens I have that doesn't have the "mark". As you suggested, using the top of the lens works; thanks!
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Thanks Uncle; this is the first lens I have that doesn't have the "mark". As you suggested, using the top of the lens works; thanks!
You are very welcome! Too many years shooting Nikon and Pentax in bad lighting. LOL.
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I'm so very happy with both the Sigma and the Tamron that I purchased here on Marketplace. Both are in new condition with boxes, paperwork, etc.

Here's a sample from the Tamron 70-200 F2.8, handheld, taken thru a window this morning.
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