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

 
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Mar 01, 2011 23:39 |  #316

If I had the money I would buy the Canon 70-200mm MKII, and be done with it. But for my use(non-professional), I can't justify spending that much. I haven't had a chance to try any of the Sigma 70-200mm versions, so I can only go by reviews online. I have tried other Sigma lenses (Bigma, 70-300 apo macro, 10-20mm) and have been happy with them. I never even considered the Tamron 70-200mm just based on the focus motor. But, after reading about it's optical performance I took the plunge. I love the quality of the images, and can manage with the focus. I thought about ordering the Sigma and the Tamron at the same time to compare and keep the one that felt best..but I didn't. I think I would buy the Tamron again. Still, I would have loved to at least test the Sigma. If Tamron releases a version with their USD motor, I would buy it (as long as IQ doesn't take a major hit). I also thought about going for the new Tamron 70-300mm...but the constant 2.8 was what I was really after.


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Mar 01, 2011 23:57 |  #317

WilsonC wrote in post #11940062 (external link)
If I had the money I would buy the Canon 70-200mm MKII, and be done with it. But for my use(non-professional), I can't justify spending that much. I haven't had a chance to try any of the Sigma 70-200mm versions, so I can only go by reviews online. I have tried other Sigma lenses (Bigma, 70-300 apo macro, 10-20mm) and have been happy with them. I never even considered the Tamron 70-200mm just based on the focus motor. But, after reading about it's optical performance I took the plunge. I love the quality of the images, and can manage with the focus. I thought about ordering the Sigma and the Tamron at the same time to compare and keep the one that felt best..but I didn't. I think I would buy the Tamron again. Still, I would have loved to at least test the Sigma. If Tamron releases a version with their USD motor, I would buy it (as long as IQ doesn't take a major hit). I also thought about going for the new Tamron 70-300mm...but the constant 2.8 was what I was really after.

Wow, this actually helps a lot. I'm going to go to the camera store before work just too look at the sigma to see if its worth it. I would only get it if it had the new finish and was better feeling in my hands and use


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Mar 02, 2011 12:18 |  #318

Brendo666 wrote in post #11939261 (external link)
if you had to buy this again for some odd reason would you? or was it not worth it? i am trying to decide between this and the sigma non os. how is the build quality on it? how is it holding up after x number of years owning it?

I would buy it again. I am happy with the shots I have got from it, and have yet to miss a shot becuase of its slower AF. I have no intention of upgrading it either. I have had mine since early 2009, and so far it is holding up well, no damage or marks to the lens barrel, and I don't treat it with kid gloves either (put it in my handbag amongst keys, phone, purse, other junk etc without padding, use it in less than ideal locations such as on the beach, on safari in dusty conditions)

For my usage (wildlife, portraits, some landscapes) it does everything I need. I don't see the point to spending more than I need to for anything.

I never tried the Sigma as the local shops didn't stock either of these, and I bought over the net. When I bought mine, the Sigma was £200 more expensive than the Tamron, so my decision (after checking out the IQ on here and elsewhere) was an easy one to make.


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Mar 06, 2011 06:57 |  #319

WilsonC wrote in post #11938079 (external link)
The newest version has the Gold band with black lettering. The older version had a black band with gold lettering. I don't know what the differences are between the two, or if it was just cosmetic.

I'm also not sure that Tamron has changed the Lens ID during production or not. I bought one not too long ago, and it has the 37 Lens ID (which means it has the outer sensor problem on my 50D). The only way I know to check it is to read the EXIF from a picture taken with the lens, using ExifToolGUI.

You can download it here: http://freeweb.siol.ne​t …foto/exif/exift​oolgui.htm (external link)

After installing it run the program. Navigate to where you photo(s) taken with the lens are, and click on a file. From the menu pick "Options > Show tag values as numbers". Then on the right hand side click on "Maker". You will see a value called "LensType"....this is the LensID. If it says "37", and if you have one of the affected cameras....then the outer sensors will not be cross type.

Thank you very much for your help. You helped me a lot. As I understood this version is new one?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …rs_JN&hash=item​41576defb7 (external link)




  
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Mar 06, 2011 10:37 |  #320

The picture listed in the sale is of the older version (black band with gold lettering). Might want to give them a call/email.


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Mar 22, 2011 01:36 |  #321

I have both, the Sigma and the Tamron for my 50D. Even though I use the Sigma more often I still think the Tamron beats the Sigma on IQ. I only reason I have the sigma is becuae I shoot indoor sports and the Sigma's fast focusing keeps up with the action. I have used the Tamron indoors and when it nails the focus the image is far greater in IQ than the sigma can manage.




  
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Mar 28, 2011 16:30 |  #322

WilsonC wrote in post #11966353 (external link)
The picture listed in the sale is of the older version (black band with gold lettering). Might want to give them a call/email.

I asked seller about this lenses:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk …geName=ADME:X:R​TQ:GB:1123 (external link)

And he answered me:

Dear Denis,

This is a 2008 model and Tamron's latest model that won the recommended badge from dpreview; http://www.dpreview.co​m …0-200_2p8_c16/default.as​p (external link)

Regards,

Rodrigo

So maybe he put wrong picture or he don't know something.

As I understood new version (as in dpreview showed too) is this one:

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/k0xQZ.png

And this one are old version?

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/ECmIL.png

Right?



  
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Mar 29, 2011 10:55 |  #323

The one on top looks more like mine (which I just purchased new less than 2 months ago). The only difference I can see between mine and the picture is the black band around the top. Mine is gold with black lettering. But the focus scale area looks the same to me.


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Mar 29, 2011 12:52 |  #324

WilsonC wrote in post #12116475 (external link)
The one on top looks more like mine (which I just purchased new less than 2 months ago). The only difference I can see between mine and the picture is the black band around the top. Mine is gold with black lettering. But the focus scale area looks the same to me.

i believe the gold band with black lettering like you have is the new one. I am going to pick up this lens at the end of april. im really stoked on it.


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Mar 31, 2011 14:41 |  #325

My Tammy 70-200 just came today, it's a monster compared to the Canon 70-300 IS USM that I had... Can't wait to get out with it, if spring ever comes to New Jersey...


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Mar 31, 2011 14:42 |  #326

mguffin wrote in post #12132679 (external link)
My Tammy 70-200 just came today, it's a monster compared to the Canon 70-300 IS USM that I had... Can't wait to get out with it, if spring ever comes to New Jersey...

or to washington state... :(


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Apr 07, 2011 10:57 |  #327

some recent shots: :D

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Apr 08, 2011 13:14 |  #328

Beautiful shots, as always Rik!


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Apr 16, 2011 12:14 as a reply to  @ WilsonC's post |  #329

Spring is trying here in the northeast...

5D, 200mm, f/2.8, 1/1000, ISO800


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Apr 25, 2011 15:42 as a reply to  @ mguffin's post |  #330

Got my lens on Saturday.

Anyone using this lens with the 7D received Err01 messages? I used this lens for the first time shooting in a dark church and out of 200 photos got on Err01 message, but today I am shooting and have received this error on just about every shot.

Is this a problem with my copy or with the 7D and this lens?




  
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