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03-07-2007, 08:15 AM   #1
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New Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 :)

TAMRON | News | Tamron Develops new product SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di [Model A001]

YAY!!!!!!! I wonder what the price will be and when it will be released?

Now I'll have to decide between this and the Sigma 70-200mm "macro" which is coming sometime this Spring.


(where's the "drooling" smiley?)

03-07-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
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Will it have a Pentax mount? The press release does not appear to say (unless I missed it).

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that is excellent news...

Given the scarcity of Pentax mount fast constant aperture zooms. I am fortunate to have obtained my FA* 80-200/2.8 last August when prices weren't outrageous (yet).

I did a quick read and couldn't find a release date - have you seen anything?

I hope it's performance is similar to that of it's shorter brother, the 28-75/2.8 - then I know it will be a winner...

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yes, it will be in Pentax mount too...

QuoteOriginally posted by WMBP Quote
Will it have a Pentax mount? The press release does not appear to say (unless I missed it).

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Last row in the table of the page the OP posted and linked to...

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Wow thats great news! It will sure add some pressure on Sigma to lower their price for the 70-200/2.8.

Its too bad Tamron doesn't release its MTF charts for their lenses or otherwise we can have a good basis for comparison.

Anyhow this would make a much better investment for those looking for more telephoto coverage for sports applications. The new DA*50-135mm/2.8 is nice but frankly I think it comes up short on reach. All the other big camera companies already have fast zooms built to and not "sensor cropping" up to the 70/80-200 range.
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Nuts. They never make it easy to make decisions do they?
I was happily saving toward a DA21. Wait.. Back focus issues.
Perhaps the *16-50 would be better.
A DA70Limited might be nice for my nephew's wedding.
But, it'd be nice to have something faster on the long end.

This hobby is stressing me out!!!!
I need to take pics.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FotoPete Quote
All the other big camera companies already have fast zooms built to and not "sensor cropping" up to the 70/80-200 range.
Ya, I'm not sold on the entire "sensor cropping thing". I can kind of understand it for the wider lenses but for the longer telephoto the reach is normally what your using it for IMO. When I go to try to shoot wildlife I never say "man I wish I could zoom out a little bit to get more of the scenory in instead of getting a full frame shot of that owl"
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What's the problem, just take a few steps closer to that big bear.....

QuoteOriginally posted by palmor Quote
Ya, I'm not sold on the entire "sensor cropping thing". I can kind of understand it for the wider lenses but for the longer telephoto the reach is normally what your using it for IMO. When I go to try to shoot wildlife I never say "man I wish I could zoom out a little bit to get more of the scenory in instead of getting a full frame shot of that owl"


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What's the problem, just take a few steps closer to that big bear.....

LOL does that mean we could hold lens makers accountable if we get eaten
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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
What's the problem, just take a few steps closer to that big bear.....
Haha you mean that small bear cub sitting alone by the tree. You are forced to walk closer to fill the frame with the DA*50-135...then you take your eyes off the viewfinder and realize you are within petting distance...

A huge shadow looms over your back....
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Here's a bear shot for all you guys!


Taken with my DS and my "old" (ala eBay) Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6.
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Omg haha it looks like its smiling. But yea, if you see a bear cub, chances are the mother's paws already soaring for your head.

Great photo btw.
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