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Tamron SP AF70-200mm F/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro

 
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Jun 03, 2011 14:53 |  #361

I haven't had a problem with the AF on this lens either. It does everything I need it to. I don't however shoot fast paced sports, but it is ok with my 40D for larger birds in flight shots.


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Jun 04, 2011 01:54 |  #362

Sirrith wrote in post #12523045 (external link)
Thats great news. By the way, since I'm from HK too, do you know which camera stores will let you try out the lens in the store without buying? I usually buy at fortress because the prices are about the same as mong kok, but they always say you have to buy the lens before you can try it out...

Very nice butterfly pics btw! They never sit still for me, they always fly away :(

Hi! :D
Actually, you can just go to customer service center of the different brands to try lenses you want.
I have been to Canon's, Nikon's and Tamron's. ;)

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Even a shadow cast upon them or a sudden move will frighten them away. ;)


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Jun 04, 2011 10:20 |  #363

rikwong wrote in post #12533505 (external link)
Hi! :D
Actually, you can just go to customer service center of the different brands to try lenses you want.
I have been to Canon's, Nikon's and Tamron's. ;)

I had no idea! That's VERY useful to know :)
Do you just go up there and tell them you want to try a lens and they'll let you..?


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Jun 04, 2011 18:15 |  #364

Sirrith wrote in post #12534789 (external link)
Do you just go up there and tell them you want to try a lens and they'll let you..?

That's right! :D
Except I have heard that you need to call for reservation before going to Sigma's. ;)


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Jun 07, 2011 19:30 |  #365

hello guys i just purchased this lens and wondering what would be the best Teleconvertor to get to use with said lens


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Jun 09, 2011 16:46 |  #366

I'm using the Tamron 1.4 TC, the cheap one. It doesn't report to the body that it is there, so the exif won't be correct. But it works fine for me. Bought it used from a guy at the bird reserve.


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Jun 10, 2011 20:08 |  #367

Its raining here today so a few from inside :) SOOC

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Jun 13, 2011 10:35 |  #368

shane33 wrote in post #12554447 (external link)
hello guys i just purchased this lens and wondering what would be the best Teleconvertor to get to use with said lens

I use the Kenko Pro 300 DGX 1.4x TC and the Kenko Pro 300 DG 2x TC.

The DGX is the slightly newer version and reports to the camera, the DG doesn't.


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Jun 19, 2011 19:10 |  #369

hello all can i ask if you guys think this lens is sharp enough i shot a few pics on the weekend.
these pics are straight out of the camera no editing thanks for looking

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edit these are taken at least 30 to 50 meters away from the subject

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Jun 19, 2011 19:53 |  #370

The plane is the sharpest to me. The other ones look like they missed focus. Are you using the center focus point? Recomposing after focusing? In my opinion they should be a lot sharper. You might want to set up (or find) some test targets and test the focus at different focal lengths. Maybe do it with a tripod and timer to take yourself out of the equation. If it continues to give you missed focus shots, then I would definitely exchange it for another copy (if possible) or send it to Tamron for adjustment.


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Jun 20, 2011 01:21 |  #371

i think this ones better in focus

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Jun 20, 2011 01:36 |  #372

I must respectfully disagree with Wilson, above. They all strike me as plenty sharp (i.e. in focus). They look good on this page and on flickr. Your subject is far away from the camera and so we can't zoom in to count eyelashes, so to speak, but the subject/background split alone suggests good focus, and when I look as closely as my screen and the resolution of the pics will allow,I see all the detail that could reasonably be expected...


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Jun 20, 2011 10:13 |  #373

Mookalafalas- Were you looking at the full size image on Flickr? At the small size here they look fine, and on the small size on Flickr they look fine as well. But when you look at the original they appear slightly out of focus (to me). The more who look, the merrier (especially since I've been wrong many times before)!


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Jun 20, 2011 10:16 |  #374

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That one definitely looks sharper to me. I see the focus point was on his nose, and his nose is in focus. (Looks like your Dad is tired of being your test subject!)


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Jun 26, 2011 23:08 |  #375

w/ non-reporting 1.4 Tamron TC 200mm @ f/4 (280mm @ f/5.6)

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200mm @ f/3.5
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