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    A few hours late

    While lurking and browsing over at the DPReview site, you know the somewhat less friendly and more ego oriented site..well it seems B&H photo got in like 6 of the Tamron 70-200 2.8's during the day on Thursday and were gone shortly before midnight! any one get one? I didnt even get email notice of availability, Adorma and onecall still do not list any stock. for what it's worth onecall is a penny cheaper and has free shipping but I have never delt with them.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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    Unhappy Join the unhappy throng!

    Well ... I received no notification, either ... so there must be at least a hundred lens requests at B&H.

    Obviously, this will be a big seller for a couple of months, unlike the Canon and Nikon versions, which they really did not need to send out FIRST, seeings that Canon and Nikon have PLENTY of alternatives in that range. If you want a Canon or a Nikon mount ... they are simply sitting on the shelves in most of the stores, three deep.

    Honestly, this was probably one of the more moronic business calculations I have witnessed by TAMRON, in the many years I have been at this. I even wrote their marketing arm to try and avert this blatant and rank stupidity ... but, hey, no one was listening. They insisted SONY and Pentax would be last ... and the alternatives for them were pretty slim. The entire summer lost to manufacturing. I just do not get it. &

    I have placed my order with Adorama ... and decided that based on that thread on DPReview .... B&H Video apparently was not honoring the "notification" end of their business deal. If you have not guessed it, yet ... this is not a happy camper.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 08-30-2008 at 11:50 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    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.

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    I agree Don, this really sucks, well I am off to work a parade at a community fair to help pay for this! checked B&H again no stock, think I will check again in a few hours then most likley order at Adorma, do you know if they ship in order that people pre order in? a while back someone on DPREVIEW said they were almost 90 on the list and that Adormas first order was only going to be for 80 lenses? how and why would he know that?? I doubt any stock will come in on a Sun. and Mon most likely not also, maybe tues. ???
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanhoxx View Post
    I agree Don, this really sucks, well I am off to work a parade at a community fair to help pay for this! checked B&H again no stock, think I will check again in a few hours then most likley order at Adorma, do you know if they ship in order that people pre order in? a while back someone on DPREVIEW said they were almost 90 on the list and that Adormas first order was only going to be for 80 lenses? how and why would he know that?? I doubt any stock will come in on a Sun. and Mon most likely not also, maybe tues. ???
    yeah preorders are first come, first serve. he probably called and got some info regarding the wait. this really looks like a beastly lens! good luck!
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

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    I ordered mine back in February!
    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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    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

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    For what it's worth

    A few of the guys over at DPReview got there 70-200 from B&H today, a few pics and a few comments. the theme seems to be nice and sharp clear, solid build......but it doesn't focus "fast enough" what does that mean?? How fast can you expect a $700.00 lens to track and focus? Yea I wish it would be like a rocket and silent also, but come on guys get real
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanhoxx View Post
    A few of the guys over at DPReview got there 70-200 from B&H today, a few pics and a few comments. the theme seems to be nice and sharp clear, solid build......but it doesn't focus "fast enough" what does that mean?? How fast can you expect a $700.00 lens to track and focus? Yea I wish it would be like a rocket and silent also, but come on guys get real
    well dpreview did say that it wasn't a lens for sports or kids running around I think was the quote.... but alex (first guy who got it) posted a video on youtube with the lens focusing and it seems plenty fast for me. I think it'll do just fine IMO.
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

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    I am extremely anxious ... LOL
    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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    If I can get what I consider pretty good action sports photos with the tamron 70-300 I think this lens will rock for me, and even if a little blur and fuzz being able to shoot to the end of the game will be a plus lol. with more skill and practice i think it will meet my needs and then some
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

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