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  1. #11
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    Well, I ordered a TAMRON SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD from B&H Video, on Saturday night ... it arrived today, via UPS ... looking like this:



    then, upon opening said packaging ... I found this:



    BTW: If you look through my truck's windowshield glass ... you will barely make out the UPS truck behind it ... the golden UPS logo on the side, because I had the UPS driver "standby" as I "documented" and opened the darn thing. Happily, the lens survived this treatment. And, oh, speak of the devil ... here it is!




    One thing is for certain, it'll be a while before this lens suffers from "zoom creep" ... it's good and stiff.

    And this ... is my dog ... with that lens, handheld, cropped at 100%

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    EXIF: A700 w/ 200-500 f/5-6.3
    @ 200mm - f/6.7 - 1/30 sec - ISO-400 - Reflected light - M

    Uh, guys ... that's HANDHELD ... at 200mm ... 1/30th ... of ... a ... second? Hey ... no photoshop magic, either. Just a crop and a raw lens.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 07-16-2008 at 06:29 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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