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12-11-2009, 07:56 PM   #16
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I'm in the US right now. As far as I can tell, of all the places you listed there only B&H has the kit in stock, and given the apparent scarcity of the K-x I hope their site is right and it isn't out of stock. *fingers crossed*

12-11-2009, 08:03 PM   #17
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B&HPhotoVideo is a very well trusted website in the online photography world as well with Adorama. I believe if they are out of stock then it will show out of stock, I think they have an automatic counter that counts down how many units are left in stock just like Amazon; and when it reaches out of stock then it will automatically show out of stock.
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Oh okay. I knew B&H and Adorama were both top-notch websites, but I didn't know they had real-time stock systems. Thank you, everyone, for all the help.
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I think the Tammy Di 70-300 Macro is a steal. Here's a photo I took using it on my K20D:


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so from all i've been reading between the two lenses here

- Tamron AF75-300mm F/4-5.6 LD
- Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro

the Macro will have a shorter focus distance than the non macro lens correct?
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QuoteOriginally posted by boodiespost Quote
so from all i've been reading between the two lenses here

- Tamron AF75-300mm F/4-5.6 LD
- Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro

the Macro will have a shorter focus distance than the non macro lens correct?

well, not entirely ! some non-macro lenses can achieve a shorter focusing distance than pseudo-macros or even macros themselves, though they do not exhibit high magnification. the DA14 and DA15 for example can focus closer than the 50/100 macros and pseudo macro zooms.
macro capability of pseudo-macro lens would mean achieving a higher magnification ratio compared to ordinary lenses, but the magnification ratio ranges from 1:4 to as high as 1:2 only (unless a diopter lens is installed to further boost the magnification ratio from 1:4 - 4:1).

a real macro would have both close-focusing capability and a magnification of 1:1 ratio. and could increase the magnification further by adding a diopter lens and much higher than a pseudo macro.

*non-macro lens do not exhibit high magnification nor any significant magnification. pseudo macro zoom lens exhibit a substantially high magnification. macro lens exhibit the highest magnification. close focusing is a capability of a lens, but are not only limited to macros.
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If you can wait a bit, Amazon had the two lens kit (55-300) for an increadible $668. Supposedly that deal will be back... I kind of hope so! That is exactly $18 more than the "list" price of the standard kit. Black only though.... I might wait for that deal to come back if I can talk myself into getting black...

I would prefer a colored body just for the fun factor, but that price might be too good to pass up. I have to find a way to get the 55-300 for cheap AND a colored kit!!
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I put in an order over the weekend, but I looked at Amazon as well. One large catch: Supposedly it would take 1-2 months before Amazon actually ships the two-lens kit. Yikes.

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