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Jan 05, 2013 16:34 |  #16

JeffreyG wrote in post #15449086 (external link)
Well, really the small error about it being 'EF-s' or otherwise wasn't the problem with the OP's post.

The problem was that he didn't really ask a question other than "Has anyone heard of this lens". That's why the thread has run whimsical, without any real information.

"Yep, I've heard of it." would be a legit response. My assumption is that the OP will return and ask us just what it is about the lens he is interested in knowing.

I don't think its much of a stretch to think the OP was looking for opinions on this lens even if he didn't specifically ask. I doubt he was just trying to find out if people had heard of it. :rolleyes: And by the way what he said was "anybody knows about this lens?" which implies he wanted feedback based on experience with it.


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Jan 05, 2013 16:54 |  #17

Given the fact that the lens was just announced in Sept 2012, it is highly unlikely that there is much knowledge on POTN. On 9/13/2012 Tamron announced the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD. Google search only yields six articles about the lens, and four of them are not in English.


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Jan 05, 2013 17:04 |  #18

mwsilver wrote in post #15449123 (external link)
I don't think its much of a stretch to think the OP was looking for opinions on this lens even if he didn't specifically ask. I doubt he was just trying to find out if people had heard of it. :rolleyes: And by the way what he said was "anybody knows about this lens?" which implies he wanted feedback based on experience with it.

It's still not too much to ask that the OP come with some kind of specific. Does he want to know if it is suitable for some specific use? The AF speed? Optical performance? Portability? I cannot speak for the other responses, but my response (the first in this thread....the one about humming a few bars and faking it) was meant to be a gentle kidding to elicit a more specific question.

But who knows.....I've seen some very specific questions that also make little sense. I think I saw a thread today from a person with a 24-105L, an 85L and a 135L. This person liked the zoom except that he didn't like the distortion and corner performance at the very widest end of the zoom range. So he was thinking about getting a 35L to go with his other two primes.

Call me crazy, but that seemed like a lot of detail that led up to asking if the best fix for a zoom that wasn't good enough between 24mm and 28mm was to sell it in favor of a 35mm prime. :rolleyes:

So maybe less detail is better.;)


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Jan 05, 2013 17:09 |  #19

Wilt wrote in post #15449197 (external link)
Given the fact that the lens was just announced in Sept 2012, it is highly unlikely that there is much knowledge on POTN. On 9/13/2012 Tamron announced the SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD. Google search only yields six articles about the lens, and four of them are not in English.

And perhaps the OP also couldn't find info elsewhere and came here. Again its not a stretch to want to get general opinions about a lens before considering buying it, especially if it's a new one. To me, the intent of his post was not as vague as some have suggested. Perhaps responses from those familiar with the lens could have been something like "what would you like to know about it". Ridiculing someone because they were not specific enough is not cool, IMHO.


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Jan 05, 2013 17:09 |  #20

mwsilver wrote in post #15449123 (external link)
I don't think its much of a stretch to think the OP was looking for opinions on this lens even if he didn't specifically ask. I doubt he was just trying to find out if people had heard of it. :rolleyes: And by the way what he said was "anybody knows about this lens?" which implies he wanted feedback based on experience with it.

I've learned not to assume what level of knowledge OPs possess or seek when they start their threads so generically. Some playful ribbing to get the OP to elaborate isn't such a bad thing is it?


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Jan 05, 2013 17:20 |  #21

JeffreyG wrote in post #15449234 (external link)
It's still not too much to ask that the OP come with some kind of specific. Does he want to know if it is suitable for some specific use? The AF speed? Optical performance? Portability? I cannot speak for the other responses, but my response (the first in this thread....the one about humming a few bars and faking it) was meant to be a gentle kidding to elicit a more specific question.

But who knows.....I've seen some very specific questions that also make little sense. I think I saw a thread today from a person with a 24-105L, an 85L and a 135L. This person liked the zoom except that he didn't like the distortion and corner performance at the very widest end of the zoom range. So he was thinking about getting a 35L to go with his other two primes.

Call me crazy, but that seemed like a lot of detail that led up to asking if the best fix for a zoom that wasn't good enough between 24mm and 28mm was to sell it in favor of a 35mm prime. :rolleyes:

So maybe less detail is better.;)

It wasn't any one response that concerned me, No one was obviously nasty or insulting. But the combined responses from a number of posters, when read one after the other, painted an unnecessarily condescending picture. Posters, especially new members shouldn't be ridiculed for errors or lack of specificity. Humor and teasing has its place to lighten up a forum, but I think in this case the joke went a little too far. In the scheme of things, it wasn't that big a deal though. Time to move on.


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Jan 05, 2013 17:24 |  #22

The OP did not ask if anyone heard of this lens, he asked if anyone knows about it. There is a difference.

OP, I do not know about this lens - but your question was not if I know about this lens, it was if anybody knows about this lens. So, to answer your question, yes, somebody does know about this lens.

The person who wrote the description of this lens on the B&H website knows about this lens. To see what they wrote, you can view the web page (unfortunately, there do not appear to be any reviews on the page):
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …20_200mm_F_2_8_​DI_VC.html (external link)

Additionally, Mark Goldstein knows about this lens. His extensive review of it may be found here:
http://www.photography​blog.com …mm_f2_8_di_vc_u​sd_review/ (external link)

Furthermore, the unnamed person who wrote the review on PhotoReview.com knows about this lens. The review that he/she wrote may be seen here:
http://www.photoreview​.com.au …f-2.8-di-vc-usd-a009-lens (external link)

Hopefully, the links I supplied will work; I simply copied and pasted them from my address bar.


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Jan 05, 2013 19:22 |  #23

mwsilver wrote in post #15449288 (external link)
It wasn't any one response that concerned me, No one was obviously nasty or insulting. But the combined responses from a number of posters, when read one after the other, painted an unnecessarily condescending picture. Posters, especially new members shouldn't be ridiculed for errors or lack of specificity. Humor and teasing has its place to lighten up a forum, but I think in this case the joke went a little too far. In the scheme of things, it wasn't that big a deal though. Time to move on.

Funny thread, but agreed.

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Jan 05, 2013 19:36 |  #24

JeffreyG wrote in post #15449234 (external link)
It's still not too much to ask that the OP come with some kind of specific. Does he want to know if it is suitable for some specific use? The AF speed? Optical performance? Portability? I cannot speak for the other responses, but my response (the first in this thread....the one about humming a few bars and faking it) was meant to be a gentle kidding to elicit a more specific question.

But who knows.....I've seen some very specific questions that also make little sense. I think I saw a thread today from a person with a 24-105L, an 85L and a 135L. This person liked the zoom except that he didn't like the distortion and corner performance at the very widest end of the zoom range. So he was thinking about getting a 35L to go with his other two primes.

Call me crazy, but that seemed like a lot of detail that led up to asking if the best fix for a zoom that wasn't good enough between 24mm and 28mm was to sell it in favor of a 35mm prime. :rolleyes:

So maybe less detail is better.;)

Ah, that thread. LOL. It didn't make much sense to me either. :lol:


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Jan 05, 2013 22:37 |  #25

I've only seen the lens in the shop. Looks heavy. lol. I couldn't afford it :)




  
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Jan 05, 2013 22:47 as a reply to  @ AmosTFairchild's post |  #26

It also only goes out to 186mm on the long end from what I've been told instead of the actual "200" or 199 as Canon has it


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Jan 06, 2013 12:34 as a reply to  @ newfotomd's post |  #27

As for the actual performance and potential of the non-stabilized Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens (external link): when the lens is on its best behavior it's a very good unit. The Tamron lens was used to create these images.

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The Tamron lens is not at its strongest when quick and decisive autofocus response is needed. But for those who are dealing with static or slow- moving subjects, it's a decent choice. Its price alone makes it a tempting selection.



  
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Jan 06, 2013 12:38 |  #28

^that's not the lens being discussed though...


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Jan 06, 2013 12:50 |  #29

DreDaze wrote in post #15452249 (external link)
^that's not the lens being discussed though...

Well to be fair, so far that's the ONLY lens being discussed.


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Jan 06, 2013 13:32 |  #30

vertigo235 wrote in post #15452292 (external link)
Well to be fair, so far that's the ONLY lens being discussed.

I stand corrected. The OP referred to the newer stabilized version of the Tamron lens, not the older non-stabilized version.




  
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