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02-10-2009, 12:18 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxpaul Quote
Well it looks like the Sigma has it. I will be placing my order later this afternoon. That is of course anyone else has anything more to add...

I have two final things to add...





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02-10-2009, 12:47 PM   #32
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TAMRON 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD Macro for PENTAX K20d K200d - (eBay.ca item 270334167753 end time 21-Feb-09 14:38:53 EST)

Not a bad price for the Tammy either--$689.95 shipped.
Kinda takes price out of it.

Scratch that, Amazon has them for $651.55 (nice round number?)
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Just found a TAMRON SP~AF 70-200 DI F/2.8 for 580 new. That is pretty hard to beat!!! Now tell me, am I going to miss HSM that much???? Is it really that much slower and louder?? come on people... Should I do it????????
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Oh wait... it is LIKE new not new... hmmm

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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
I have two final things to add...





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GEEZE!!! those are great! I am never going to be able to choose if this keeps up!
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maybe you're over analyzing this,

I am willing to bet you will get great images from either, so in th eend, it may be less about specifications and more about how you like the "feel" of each lens.

I shoot with the origonal Sigma APO 70-200 EX which was released without the digitally optimized coatings, and have had no reason, even with my K10D to want to upgrade to any of the newer versions.

As a result, I don't see any need to get tied up in knots making the decision. It is time to get one or the other, and start showing us how happy you are with your selection.
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This won't help, but I wanted to make it look like the cat was looking up at the squirrel.



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hahah awesome

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxpaul Quote
Okay Let me make this a bit more confusing. Asside form personal use this lens will be used primarily at weddings... Any ideas as to which would be a wiser pick? (Don't even think about bringing up the DA*50-135 , while it is a awesome lens, it doesn't have the reach that I am looking for.)
I have the Sigma and I shoot weddings. It's a great lens however, I wish I had gotten the DA*50-135mm. The 70-200mm is just too much most of the time.
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(Don't even think about bringing up the DA*50-135 , while it is a awesome lens, it doesn't have the reach that I am looking for.)
I own a Tokina ATX-Pro AF 80-200 f/2.8, and I've just decided to switch to DA*50-135 (just bought! wooo!) + 200 prime (to be purchased--wish I'd sorted this out before Roentarre got dibs on Pirate!'s 180mm Voigtlander grrr!).

Yes, this is a pricier combo than Toki (or now Sigma or Tammy) on its own. But I found:

--while I was initially ready to handle the size of the Toki, I found I was reluctant to leave it on as a "walk-around"--because of size, weight and long minimum focal length (and also long minimum focus distance--now "fixed" with Tammy & Sigma). The size also put me off switching lenses.

The DA*50-135, by comparison, is useable in far more intimate circumstances and will stay on the camera much more, and get switched for much more readily than the Toki. So a whole whack of shots I did at 50mm with the 16-50 will instead be more appropriately shot in future with the DA50-135 at 50, 70, 85...

In my case, I figured out reviewing old shots that I didn't use the zoom of the Toki between 150ish and 200: either I was in situations to shoot in the ideal range of the DA*50-135, or I wanted reach and maxed out the Toki. Hence, splitting into 2 lens set-up works for me.

But that's me.

Want a Toki?
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QuoteOriginally posted by David Whiteley Quote
I own a Tokina ATX-Pro AF 80-200 f/2.8, and I've just decided to switch to DA*50-135 (just bought! wooo!) + 200 prime (to be purchased--wish I'd sorted this out before Roentarre got dibs on Pirate!'s 180mm Voigtlander grrr!).

Yes, this is a pricier combo than Toki (or now Sigma or Tammy) on its own. But I found:

--while I was initially ready to handle the size of the Toki, I found I was reluctant to leave it on as a "walk-around"--because of size, weight and long minimum focal length (and also long minimum focus distance--now "fixed" with Tammy & Sigma). The size also put me off switching lenses.

The DA*50-135, by comparison, is useable in far more intimate circumstances and will stay on the camera much more, and get switched for much more readily than the Toki. So a whole whack of shots I did at 50mm with the 16-50 will instead be more appropriately shot in future with the DA50-135 at 50, 70, 85...

In my case, I figured out reviewing old shots that I didn't use the zoom of the Toki between 150ish and 200: either I was in situations to shoot in the ideal range of the DA*50-135, or I wanted reach and maxed out the Toki. Hence, splitting into 2 lens set-up works for me.

But that's me.

Want a Toki?
I have honestly thought about that set up. And in a perfect world where i had all the money in the world... that would be the ideal set up. But alas I am but a poor struggling microchip salesman with a family to feed so I can only afford one one thousand dollar lens at a time...

I have heard excellent things about tokina... is it what it is cracked up to be? does it have AF and will it work on the K10d?
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I don't have either, but J's experience with the Tamron sold me on it, it got soaked in a lake, and STILL works, lol
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Okay, so after much consideration, I have made my purchase....
The winner is.... Tamron!
Super excited, can't wait until it gets here!
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