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Tamron releases SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD lens

 
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Aug 10, 2010 12:42 |  #1

So Tamron finally releases a lens with a silent AF drive! For now this lens is is only for Nikon with a Canon release soon.

http://www.dpreview.co​m …081010tamronsp7​0300mm.asp (external link)

I'd love to see them release a 70-200 2.8 with VC and USD.


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Aug 10, 2010 12:58 |  #2

I look forward to seeing how it performs! Hopefully better than the canon counterpart.


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Aug 10, 2010 13:11 |  #3

Invertalon wrote in post #10695247 (external link)
I look forward to seeing how it performs! Hopefully better than the canon counterpart.

I hope so as well...


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Aug 10, 2010 13:11 |  #4

Id love to see them release a 70-200 2.8 with VC and USD.[/QUOTE wrote:
=I'd love to see them release a 70-200 2.8 with VC and USD.

This! I'd be very interested in that.


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Aug 10, 2010 13:50 |  #5

I've been awaiting this since the announcement... Hoping it could be a nice replacement for my 80-400 (which is already quite ok). Proper USM + VC will be excellent! Now only to hope it's sharp at 300mm/5.6.
However, since I finally got my hands on the excellent 50-135, I won't pre-order it ^^


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Aug 10, 2010 14:50 |  #6

any MSRP in USD yet?


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Aug 10, 2010 15:14 |  #7

MK5GTI wrote in post #10695918 (external link)
any MSRP in USD yet?

The link says $449, which is pretty reasonable. Maybe closer to $400 street?


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Aug 10, 2010 15:33 |  #8

Sounds reasonable and realistic. I don't think they can get away with a price over the Canon 70-300, even if it has some added features / is better.


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Aug 10, 2010 15:36 |  #9

I really want this lens to be good. Looking for an upgrade to my 55-250 has left me thinking the only good option is a 70-200L+1.4x TC or a 100-400L, neither of which I can afford.


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Aug 10, 2010 19:41 |  #10

Invertalon wrote in post #10695247 (external link)
I look forward to seeing how it performs! Hopefully better than the canon counterpart.

the canon version is actually a pretty good lens...so it might be tough to beat it out...but we'll see how the AF is...i'm sure the constant size, and internal focusing appeals to some...i'm still wondering what the thoughts are on tamrons VC...seems like it killed the 17-50mm...hopefully they'll work it all out


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Aug 10, 2010 20:58 |  #11

the 18-270 VC has been pretty well received and is probably the best rated lens of its kind. So i guess we have some hope.

Just as an update it looks like it is on their website now along with an advert for a $50 rebate. So I guess right out of the gate it should be $399 MSRP after rebate. They have some laughably useless 400px wide sample images.

http://www.tamron.com …prod/70300_vcus​d_a005.asp (external link)


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Aug 10, 2010 21:12 |  #12

Maybe I am the only one getting excited for this lens, but I was just reading the PDF brochure for this lens and they mention "XLD" elements with properties similar to flourite (i.e. L glass).

So we have the new XLD elements, full time manual, spiffy new BBAR coatings, new USD AF, FF compatible. Sounds like a real winner on paper. I might just be an early adopter for this one.


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Aug 10, 2010 21:16 |  #13

As an existing Canon 70-300 IS owner it doesn't interest me personally, however I'm very interested to see how Tamron progresses with its USD in general for their other lenses. This means that we will get lens options from three manufacturers with both IS and USM, a fantastic range of options.




  
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Aug 10, 2010 21:32 as a reply to  @ phreeky's post |  #14

that would be nice if they added this focus motor in the 17-50 and the 28-75 lenses.


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Aug 10, 2010 21:41 as a reply to  @ phreeky's post |  #15

Combatmedic870 wrote in post #10695163 (external link)
So Tamron finally releases a lens with a silent AF drive! For now this lens is is only for Nikon with a Canon release soon.

http://www.dpreview.co​m …081010tamronsp7​0300mm.asp (external link)

I'd love to see them release a 70-200 2.8 with VC and USD.

The 70-200/2.8 field is getting flooded quickly -- Canon Mk I, Canon Mk II, Sigma OS HSM, Tamron VC USD, not to mention all of the Canon variants (F2.8 non-IS and F4 IS) for those not quite ready to shell out >$1600 yet.

However, competition (and choice) is definitely good for us comsumers.

Invertalon wrote in post #10695247 (external link)
I look forward to seeing how it performs! Hopefully better than the canon counterpart.

Are you confusing the Canon 75-300 (non-IS) with the Canon 70-300 IS USM? While the 75-300 rarely has any supporters, the 70-300IS is highly regarded in the sub-$1000 price range.

The biggest criticism is probably the pseudo-USM -- not ring-type, and thus not quite as fast (nor offer full-time manual). The first-gen (2-stop) IS is a bit dated as well, but still works quite well.

However, as mentioned, competition is good for consumers. If the new Tamron sells like hot cakes, maybe Canon will come out with a 70-300 IS USM Mk II, which has real ring-USM, 4-stop IS, internal focusing/zooming as wel....


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