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  1. #1
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    2 more lens' for the D40 from Tamron

    With all the announcements about in-lens AF motors from nikon and 3rd-parties, (even a prime by sigma no less ), it pretty much confirms a few things.

    1. the d40/40x/60 crowd by sheer volume are a force to be reckoned with in the market.
    2. this will encourage nikon to phase out in-body AF motors in all consumer dslr's. maybe not the d90, but the d95 (??) in a couple of years.
    3. more and more additions of OEM and 3rd party lens' with in-lens IS shows a long term commitment by 3rd parties to this IS technology. ie: canon/ nikon aint going to in-body IS in the forseeable future.

    http://dpreview.com/

    Tamron 28-300mm VC for Nikon
    As well as adding motors to its existing lenses, Tamron has also started building motors into its new Nikon-compatible lenses. The 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 VC lens offers a 10.7x zoom range with the company's proprietary optical stabilization system. DX-format users get fields of view equivalent to 43-465mm (in FX terms). (11:10 GMT)

    Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 gains motor for Nikons
    Tamron has continued its process of adding in-lens motors to its Nikon-mount lenses, with its 28-75mm f/2.8 being the latest recipient. This makes the lens fully compatible with the Nikon D40, D40x and D60, offering their owners fields of view equivalent to a 42-112.5mm lens (in FX/35mm terms). The magnificently named 'SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO' can focus as close as 33cm throughout its zoom range. (08:10 GMT)
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  2. #2
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    I sooooo want the 28-75mm
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    D700/Nikkor 14-24mm 2.8/Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8/Sigma 70-300mm 4-5.6 APO/ Nikkor 50mm 1.8

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    Looks like they plan on cams going to trend more motorless?
    Good news for the D40 etc. crowd.
    - Rich

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    I'm thinking this is good news for all of us. AF-S = speedy on my camera!
    Nikon D700
    Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR
    Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D
    MB-D10
    SB-800 (x2), SU-800
    Canon SD1400IS


    Nikon D300 - for sale
    Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale
    Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daubs View Post
    I'm thinking this is good news for all of us. AF-S = speedy on my camera!
    Not so much. It really depends on the motor in the lens and how its geared. A lens with high Micro capabilities will take longer to focus than a lens that is intended for telephoto use. And not all AF-S motors are created equal. The AF-S motor in the 18-55 and 55-200's isn't that fast. The one in the 70-200 is pretty damn fast though. I would love it if the In lens motor of the Tamron speeds up their auto focus. My lord are Tamron lenses slow to focus. My 70-300 would take multiple seconds to go from one end to the other. Very slow. I'm much happier with my other lenses though.
    Nikon D300 | MB-D10 | Nikkor 12-24/4 | Nikkor 50/1.8 | Nikkor 70-200/2.8 VRI | Sigma 18-50/2.8 | SB-800 | SB-80DX (x4) | Radiopopper JrX Studio |

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    The lens motor in the Tamron lenses, and probably other brands as well, is slower than the camera screw-drive. They are about half as loud though.

    I have the Tamron 17-50 2.8 with the new built-in motor (and AF/MF switch and improved focus accuracy) so I can speak from experience and research. It is a damn nice lens...for the price, almost a steal. Tamron is really pumping out some good stuff nowadays.

    Even their lens cap fits better than my Nikons...!
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

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    Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/4 VRII
    Tokina AF 11-16 f/2.8
    SB-900 (2)
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    Visual: Good to hear on the Tamron. Were you able to compare head-to-head with the Nikon 17-55 2.8? Or make your decision based on reviews and $$$.

    I'm seriously leaning towards something other than the Nikon, just to save a few $$$ for now.
    Nikon D700
    Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G AF-S VR
    Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 D
    MB-D10
    SB-800 (x2), SU-800
    Canon SD1400IS


    Nikon D300 - for sale
    Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale
    Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S DX - for sale

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    Didn't test against anything personally.

    It is worth the money easily, though.
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

    For Sale:
    Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D - Like New (FX compatible)

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    Nikkor AF-S 17-55 f/2.8
    Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/4 VRII
    Tokina AF 11-16 f/2.8
    SB-900 (2)
    Umbrellas
    New Tripod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visual Reality View Post
    The lens motor in the Tamron lenses, and probably other brands as well, is slower than the camera screw-drive. They are about half as loud though.

    I have the Tamron 17-50 2.8 with the new built-in motor (and AF/MF switch and improved focus accuracy) so I can speak from experience and research. It is a damn nice lens...for the price, almost a steal. Tamron is really pumping out some good stuff nowadays.

    Even their lens cap fits better than my Nikons...!
    yes yes, we've all been to the lens cap bar, I am here, I am waiting! I should mention as I'm typing this I am listening to Bruce Springsteen/ The Rising. It makes me weep when i listen to it on my House system.
    Kev.

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    24-70mm f2.8 , 50mm f1.8, 70-200 f2.8 VR.more

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    How do the tamron lenses do quality wise? I thought that I saw some posts where people were trying to unload their lenses because the iq was not so great.
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