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Oct 06, 2010 09:36 |  #1

It looks like the lens has been released and i just put in an order from Amazon. If anyone has one it would be nice to see some pictures.


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Oct 12, 2010 14:29 |  #2

My copy just came in and here are my initial thoughts:

-VC works really really well
-Bokeh is pleasing
-AF is faster than i figured it would be, and accurate
-Build quality is better than expected, expecially for a $400 lens

Pictures are SOOC

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Oct 12, 2010 18:56 |  #3

Mine is arriving tomorrow. Then I need to decide whether to sell my 70-200 f/4 L (non-IS).


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Oct 12, 2010 19:12 |  #4

MTAtech wrote in post #11085126external link
Mine is arriving tomorrow. Then I need to decide whether to sell my 70-200 f/4 L (non-IS).

Please post here if you do. I'm interested in both.




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Oct 12, 2010 19:33 |  #5

mcon17...thanks for posting some pics. And I like your caddy!




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Oct 12, 2010 20:03 |  #6

Just got my Tamron! I have only taken a few shots around work, but so far I really love this lens, wayyyy better then the 55-250is I had, and I like it alot better then my Bigma for size, VC and sharpness. Here are some quick shots.

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Oct 12, 2010 20:10 |  #7

bmwcolin wrote in post #11085534external link
Just got my Tamron! I have only taken a few shots around work, but so far I really love this lens, wayyyy better then the 55-250is I had, and I like it alot better then my Bigma for size, VC and sharpness. Here are some quick shots.

What do you find better on the Tamron vs. the 55-250IS, beside the obvious longer length? I've been thinking of buying something like the 55-250IS as a lightweight cheap walk around or vacation lens instead of lugging around my 70-200 or 100-400 that I'm getting soon.




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Oct 12, 2010 22:04 |  #8

RacingMoose wrote in post #11085579external link
What do you find better on the Tamron vs. the 55-250IS, beside the obvious longer length? I've been thinking of buying something like the 55-250IS as a lightweight cheap walk around or vacation lens instead of lugging around my 70-200 or 100-400 that I'm getting soon.

I used to have the 55-250is and just got the Tamron. The vc on the tamron is much better than the IS on the canon. Image quality is better as well in my opinion. Construction is much more sturdy than the canon. As far as size the tamron is bigger and heavier than the 55-250 for sure but shorter than the 70-200, maybe same weight as the f/4 is but much less than the 2.8.


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Oct 12, 2010 22:48 |  #9

MMURAD wrote in post #11086232external link
I used to have the 55-250is and just got the Tamron. The vc on the tamron is much better than the IS on the canon. Image quality is better as well in my opinion. Construction is much more sturdy than the canon. As far as size the tamron is bigger and heavier than the 55-250 for sure but shorter than the 70-200, maybe same weight as the f/4 is but much less than the 2.8.

Yep I agree with all of that :) I find the weight and size very nice with my 60d, it just feels like I "biggie sized" my older T1i and 55-250 set up. LOL


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Oct 12, 2010 23:11 |  #10

this was in the store where I bought it.

hand held, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/15 shutter, iso 500.
I don't know if I got lucky or what....but 300mm and 1/15 shutter is just nuts

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Name: Mike / 7D gripped / Tamron 90 2.8 macro / Tamron 10-24mm / Tamron 28-75 2.8 / Tamron 70-300vc / Sigma 150-500os / Canon 580ex II / YN468 / 2 YN460II's / RF602 triggers / Induro C414 Tripod / Induro BDH2 Ballhead / Induro Monopod with Manfrotto Tilt head
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Oct 13, 2010 00:02 |  #11

One more picture before bed.

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EOS 6d, 24-105, 85 1.8, Tamron 150-600. kenko 180*fisheye, tokina 11-16, Canon 100L macro, 430ex.

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Oct 13, 2010 19:38 |  #12

some new shots from the backyard. I hope to get out this weekend and really test the lens out.

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Name: Mike / 7D gripped / Tamron 90 2.8 macro / Tamron 10-24mm / Tamron 28-75 2.8 / Tamron 70-300vc / Sigma 150-500os / Canon 580ex II / YN468 / 2 YN460II's / RF602 triggers / Induro C414 Tripod / Induro BDH2 Ballhead / Induro Monopod with Manfrotto Tilt head
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Oct 13, 2010 19:42 |  #13

A few more pix I took today. I'm really liking this lens.

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Oct 14, 2010 16:16 |  #14

Subscribed! I'm thinking about getting this lens so more pics would be great! ;)


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Oct 14, 2010 20:17 as a reply to rodleviton's post |  #15

If this lens had weather sealing - I'd get it - but I think I'll have to spend 3x as much and get the 70-300 L... next yr... :confused:

Nevertheless.... "Subscribed" to this thread ;) :cool:


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