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  1. #1
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    Talking Saaayyy what's in the box?

    Welllllllll lets see...................
    It seems to be my "new" Tokina AF 80-400mm AT-X 4.5 - 5.6 shade hood and Hoya HMC super 72mm uv filter. Built like a tank!!
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    Last edited by seanhoxx; 09-17-2008 at 07:53 PM. Reason: added text
    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/

  2. #2
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    Smile And what about that envelope?

    Glad you asked, well it's my Yonguno brand remote switch from Hong Kong, I put a link in another posting, in the full HDR I think.
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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/

  3. #3
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    Way to get some reach. You better have a steady hand or lots of light.Can't wait to see some images. Good luck
    Frank
    Sony A77
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    Sony A 100
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    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

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  4. #4
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    Thumbs up I mean to tell ya ...

    Yes, indeed, that's definitely the lens to have, these days. I am very anxious to hear about how well it works for you.

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    Guess I have leanings in that direction.
    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.

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    Going to try it out at soccer on Thursday yea I know imagine that lol! Varsity plays at 5 P.M. so the light will be on my side to a degree. and yes steady hand, SSS, and plenty of light will be needed, maybe with the weight it might be monopod time also. I am thinking of leaving the shade hood off also, any comments on that? 400mm don't seem like much more then 300mm even with the 1.5X factor, untill you look through the view finder, WOW, will give it the best work out I can on Thursday.
    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/

  6. #6
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    300mm is effectively 450mm.

    400mm is eff. 600mm!!! It's a great difference.

    Then again, 500mm is eff. 750mm! Whoa, baby. Close-up time is at hand!

    That AT-X 840 is the best lens of its type, for the buck, I have seen. Admittedly, I have not shot the SONY 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSM, but I'm not certain the difference in performance is all that remarkable, given the difference in focal length. Then again, perhaps the real measure should be between the SONY 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM and the Tokina. It's only 5 times more than you paid for the Tok and weighs twice as much, too.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-17-2008 at 11:39 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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    Took the Tokina out last night, will put up shots later today.we had now power again for like 14 hours yesterday!! Man thats one heavy piece of glass, when I got up this morning my biceps and my right hand were sore, LOL I will have to do some ,ore shooting to see how it performs, the lighting at the fied was TERRIBLE the field ran north south behind the teams sideline was about a 25 to 30 foot incline then woods above that with continued incline, a third of the field from end line to endline was in deep shadow at start of game and it kept creeping across, of course the fans side was in blinding sunlight, oh and there were no lights at the field at all so varsity played firct and j.v. played till it was to dark to see!!
    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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    oh Don a quick question, the zoom on the Tokina from 80-200 is very smooth very quick almost to quick "loose"? compared to my other lenses, then right at 200mm it's like a brick wall, still smooth but VERY firm up to 400mm same amount of "firmness" going back down to 200mm, no catches clicks or grinds. should I be concerned? anything to be on the look out for? AF seems fine maybe a bit slower then my 70-300 and some hunting around but then again like I said the lighting made it interesting to say the least.
    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/

  9. #9
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    Nah, there's a little more "umph" to the 200-400, as another lens element engages. Yes, the lens does feel loose, compared to TAMRON sliders. It is also ALL metal! Sounds like yours just has not been worked enough, yet. So, get shootin' and quit with the lame excuses, already! LOL

    Oh, do me a favor and shoot a reflective flash target (something with a silver gild) in the house at about ten feet away, with BOTH the 70-300 and the 80-400, at about 135mm. I'm interested in comparing the CA from both your lenses.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-19-2008 at 12:34 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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    will do test shots for you over the weekend, damn power was out for another 3 hrs. this afternoon, goind to try a few football shots tonight with it 7 P.M. start for us so maybe some band before the game, and maybe 15 -20 minutes after kick off. Not expecting much as the light wanes, where's that darn 70-200 2.8? On test shots 0 flash comp right.
    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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