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    Unhappy My case with lens cases

    Having just bought the TAMRON SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD MACRO, I have to tell you, the accompanying lens case is not going to win any awards for being very utilitarian or useful. In fact, I would go so far as to say it is a waste of usable box space ... or could even be considered as cheaper-than-shipping-peanuts, to be disposed of after removing from box.

    I really am I trying, desperately, to make some sense of it. How, in Japan even, would they think this was a useful design? I could use a reasonable explanation, here.

    Just look at it.

    TAMRON 70-200 case . . . versus . . . LowePro LC4 Black
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    I have it standing against, what I feel, is a much more useful design in lens cases (LowePro LC4 case/black)($37). Why couldn't they simply ship it in something like that case? Even the SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD came with a better design.

    TAMRON 200-500 case
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    I know I would have popped for $750 ... for this LowePro case and the new lens inside! It would have saved me $10 in gas to go back and get one.

    I suppose I can use this TAMRON case for the Gary Fong Whale Tail. I was looking for something to stuff it in, anyway, as it is rather oddball shaped. I'm certainly not putting a loose-fitting lens of such weight in a bag secured with draw ties!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-26-2008 at 03:55 PM.
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