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May 05, 2011 22:22 |  #31
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No comments? anyone?


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May 06, 2011 06:18 |  #32

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #12352622 (external link)
I have a chance to buy this lens for 300 is that a good price?

If it's in good condition that is a great price. I bought mine used, but paid a lot more that $300. That's way less than half Adorama or B&H.


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May 06, 2011 18:08 |  #33
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I got the lens, wow it looks brand new!!


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May 06, 2011 18:23 |  #34

Thats the way mine was, almost like new. But I paid nearly $460. Still a great deal, but $300 is a steal.


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May 06, 2011 18:27 |  #35
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were there any recalls? or service alerts for this lens?


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May 06, 2011 18:28 |  #36

Not sure why I havent posted here. These are a couple of my first shots with this lens.

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May 06, 2011 18:47 |  #37
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i'm new to Macro, trying to figure out what could help me to get closer.

I have both Canon 100L Macro and now Tamron 180. Would you recommend extention tubes? or extender (1.4 or 2x?)


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Jan 03, 2012 02:16 as a reply to  @ nekrosoft13's post |  #38

I've been using this lens for a while now. Indeed it is slow and big, but it's still in my bag because of its stunning IQ :D

180mm with a 50D:

IMAGE: http://www.shermansham.com/Wildlifes/Flowers-and-Trees/flora2/1032821912_vX7RJ-L-9.jpg

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>> Click here (external link) to see more samples (half of them were taken with this lens)

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Apr 22, 2012 06:12 as a reply to  @ Sher's post |  #39

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Apr 25, 2012 06:42 as a reply to  @ Oiotoshi's post |  #40

Lycaeniadae Polyommatine

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Aug 01, 2012 22:27 |  #43

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Aug 04, 2012 10:14 |  #44

Just picked up a used copy of this lens, and, 2 outings later, it has impressed me so far. As mentioned earlier, build quality is not "L," but is very solid. IQ is outstanding. The AF is noisy and tends to hunt, but that is not an issue for me in the least, because I don't use AF for macro. I bought this lens because I needed to be further away from insects so as not to scare them off, and the Canon 100 would not allow for that. I'd put the IQ and build on the same plain as the Canon 100 (non IS), which IMO is one of the best "bang for your buck" lenses Canon has.

A potential drawback of the Tamron by comparison, though, is that it does not function as well as a medium telephoto, which some might want in order to justify carrying a larger lens like that around. The capabilities of this lens at distance as a medium tele are put to shame by any of the Canon lenses I've owned at the same focal length, both in terms of IQ and AF. For me, this is not an issue, though, as I'd prefer to use a 70-200 or a long prime if that is what I want. Some people complain about the push/pull AF to MF transition, but, again, if you are using this as a strictly macro lens, that probably won't be an issue, as the "rock into focus" method using MF tends to work the best at 1:1.

As a strictly macro lens, I haven't used one better, and it falls in the sweet spot of rendering 1:1, but also giving a longer working distance. If you want a strictly macro lens, I'd recommend it. If you want an all around lens that can do macro, I'd advise looking elsewhere.

2 samples from my first 2 shoots with the lens--both MF, on camera 580 ex ii with a diy snoot:

IMAGE: http://www.stoshdwalshphotography.com/Nature/Animals-1/i-k7GXTjP/0/L/bee-8-3-12-1-L.jpg

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Dec 16, 2013 19:37 |  #45

Got this lens today and WOW. Sharpness and bokeh is the same as the Canon 200mm 2.8L (used to own). Great for portraits! Some snaps, had to try right away.

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