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    70-200 soon!

    After research, browsing and trolling other sites, it appears that the fabled Tamron 70-200 2.8 is "instock and available in the U.K. as of today" approx. 550 Pounds. Also is supposed to be instock in Japan starting Sept. 20th. Rumor of "on the shelves" in the U.S. "no later then middle of next week"
    We shall see we shall see.
    Sean
    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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    Talking Teaser ...

    Just thought I'd make ya salivate ...

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    Take that!
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    LOL A**hole!! I am almost tempted to email my cousin in Belfast and see if he can pick one up and pop the damn thing in the mail!! might be quicker.LOL but I really don't imagine they are stacked floor to roof anywhere.
    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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    Hey, don't feel too lonely or put out, Sean ... I swear I've been waiting for this lens for almost two years, after learning about it during a manufacturer's forum at a local distributor. It does get annoying, especially after it has been released. TAMRON has gone through a hell of a lot with the SONY changes and DSLR growth. A lot of lenses simply were halted in production to provide support for the low-end (more numerous kit-type lenses - 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6; 75-300mm f/4-5.6; 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3; 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3; 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6; 55-200mm f/4-5.6). By the numbers, they are the more profittable, as they really do begin the lens acquisition process. Perhaps, we are finally ahead of that manufacturing curve ... and higher-end stuff will start to move along.
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    Welll.... let's see some shots then. And not just the BSA emblem

    Time for another trip to the zoo?
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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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    Well, I haven't used the utility lenses for the zoo. LOL

    Almost all of the recent shots have been with the SONY CZ 135mm f/1.8, the TAMRON SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di MACRO or the TAMRON SP AF 200-500mmm f/5-6.3 Di LD Super Zoom.

    I suppose I could drop in, down there ... and do a 18-250mm Di-II and 28-300mm Di side-by-side. Can you just imagine ... you can now actually do the active size comparison with the A900, alone? Regular ... and APS-C mode. That is just so awesome.

    I am only going to carry the A700, if this happens. The two camera thing is really not much fun, unless you are ... no, scratch that ... it's no fun at all. A "backup" camera should remain that, unless you have a trainee or some other "interested" party tagging along.

    One other thing ... it was you who asked. LOL
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-10-2008 at 06:02 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Well, I haven't used the utility lenses for the zoo. LOL

    Almost all of the recent shots have been with the SONY CZ 135mm f/1.8, the TAMRON SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di MACRO or the TAMRON SP AF 200-500mmm f/5-6.3 Di LD Super Zoom.

    I suppose I could drop in, down there ... and do a 18-250mm Di-II and 28-300mm Di side-by-side. Can you just imagine ... you can now actually do the active size comparison with the A900, alone? Regular ... and APS-C mode. That is just so awesome.

    I am only going to carry the A700, if this happens. The two camera thing is really not much fun, unless you are ... no, scratch that ... it's no fun at all. A "backup" camera should remain that, unless you have a trainee or some other "interested" party tagging along.

    One other thing ... it was you who asked. LOL
    Which of your shots came from the 90/2.8? I'm interested in what I can do with it besides macro. I think the range might be an issue as you stated in an earlier post in the zoo thread but don't doubt that it makes a great lens if the shot presents itself.
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    A lot of the 'underwater' dolphin show was done with it, out of desperation. I really had wished I had the CZ 85mm f/1.4 ... because the light was just tragic. I had not planned on doing it, that day ... and the brightest prime (50mm f/1.4) was still at home.

    You know what, I might just toss that in small lens in with the utility lenses and have it handy. Why not? That's what it is for. f/2.8 is just too dark and the dolphins aren't lighting any candles. Of course, I could prop two of my 750W strobes at one of the viewing windows and cut loose with the wireless flash triiggers ... lighting half the tank! Think the handlers would figure that out, the water suddenly bursting with light?

    Imagine the looks on the dolphin's faces?

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    90mm - f/2.8 - ISO-800 - Natural Light

    Ah, the power of light.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-10-2008 at 07:25 PM.
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    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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    is what you would see

    Ok yeah, definitely not a place the 90/2.8 shines, not enough light, your right.

    You should definitely keep the 50/1.4 in the bag. If it's as small as the 50/1.7, then it's like half any other lens or smaller.
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    Red face zoological discussion ... oops

    Yeah, they are about the same size. Like I said, I had not planned on wandering under the tank, but when I got there, I said, "What the heck?" and dropped in. The 135mm f/1.8, while wide open, provides too tight a shot on an APS-C sensor (effectively 200mm). The A900 would have done a lot better with it, so that leaves the CZ 85mm f/1.4 (effectively 135mm) ... another $1300 lens. Yeah, right! For shooting marine life. Like that's going to happen.

    Anyway ... I will pop down there with the 50mm f/1.4 and see what happens. BTW: It really is usually in the bag ... but, there was no room with all the other lenses, last time.

    Sling-bag load, this time:
    TAMRON AF 28-300
    TAMRON AF 18-250
    Tokina AT-X 840 (Just in case )
    SONY AF 50mm f/1.4

    This unexpected zoo-trip "hijack" of the 70-200mm thread is over! Sorry, Sean

    Oh, here ... another look ...

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    (TEASE-ALERT)
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-10-2008 at 08:22 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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