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  1. #1
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    Tamron 70-200 F/2.8: My Very Own!

    Should have been in yesterday! But, I missed UPS by just a couple minutes.... they decided to deliver extremely early for a change I guess... Amazon shipped unusually fast for free shipping . Ordered the last one Tuesday morning, shipped Tuesday. Received Thursday (or should have rather)

    Serial #866 , what do you have Don and Sean? At least I got a 3 digit .

    I was surprised at just how large and heavy it is. I think I'm going to need a vertical grip now .









    Continued on next post...... 10 pictures is just not enough on a photography forum....
    Last edited by dr4gon; 10-10-2008 at 06:48 PM.
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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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    The bokeh is fantastic. Gotta love the fast aperture!

    I can't wait to use this on my next zoo trip and whatever is coming up!
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    Congrads on the new lens. Can't wait to see some images.
    Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    Congrads on the new lens. Can't wait to see some images.
    Frank
    Me neither. Want to see what this thing can do!
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    Mine is 140 and Sean's is 231

    They are moving some product, eh? I just wonder if all the different mounts (Canon, Nikon, SONY & Pentax) have similar serial numbers, you know like (Canon -000001, Nikon-000001, etc). I find it hard to believe I only have the 140th one made. I would have expected a much higher number, based on how long the Canon and Nikon mounts have been out there.

    Heck, my 18-250mm is 1736 and 17-50mm is 8220

    So ... who knows ... it's all over the place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Mine is 140 and Sean's is 231

    They are moving some product, eh? I just wonder if all the different mounts (Canon, Nikon, SONY & Pentax) have similar serial numbers, you know like (Canon -000001, Nikon-000001, etc). I find it hard to believe I only have the 140th one made. I would have expected a much higher number, based on how long the Canon and Nikon mounts have been out there.

    Heck, my 18-250mm is 1736 and 17-50mm is 8220

    So ... who knows ... it's all over the place.
    damn, lucky...knew I should've jumped earlier!

    I'm pretty sure it's mount specific. Like looking at my 17-50, it's the A16 variation of the lens. And it's #6334, ha! lol Guess cameta camera had a really old one when I ordered it in June.
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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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    @dr4gon: Looks like you'll be neediing a "real" lens case for that wonderful addition to your arsenal. I highly recommend you look into the LowePro LC4 ($32.95). It's almost a perfect fit and the lens eases in and out without so much as a snag.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    @dr4gon: Looks like you'll be neediing a "real" lens case for that wonderful addition to your arsenal. I highly recommend you look into the LowePro LC4 ($32.95). It's almost a perfect fit and the lens eases in and out without so much as a snag.
    I've thought of it already and will look into it some more. I think the case that came with it is not too bad and quite adequate for my needs. It'll go in that case and in my backpack's top bulk storage compartment. If it's too tight, I'll definitely need to pick up a better padded case and hang it off the bag like you . Does that LC4 also fit the 200-500? or I think you're still using the stock case actually?
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    Red face OMG ... we're going to need a bigger boat!

    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    Does that LC4 also fit the 200-500?
    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by dr4gon View Post
    or I think you're still using the stock case actually?
    Yes, I am using the stock case. It is a much better construct and I am able to make it work by wrapping the detachable carry strap around the case itsself and threading it through the piggy-back slots on the backpacks or sling bag. You cannot do that with the 70-200 "shipping bag" ... its strap is not detachable and it does not secure the lens very well, either. I bought the Tamrac Velocity 9 with both the 70-200mm & 200-500mm in mind. It can carry both internally, but I prefer the 70-200 in the LC4, on the side.

    The Velocity 8 is just too small. It handles the Tokina ATX-840 or TAMRON 180mm f/3.5 with no problems, but these longer lenses are a whole different animal.

    I assembled a chart of the LowePro Lens Cases ... anyone can use these:

    LC . . . . Internal size . . . . ext size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Construction . . . . . . . . SMRP Price
    1 . . . . . 3.3D X 4.9H in. . . 4.3W X 4D X 6.3H in. . . . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $18.99
    1M . . . . 3.1D X 3H in. . . . 3.5W X 3.6D X 3.8H in. . . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $18.99
    1N . . . . 3D X 4.9H in. . . . 3.9W X 4D X 6.3H in. . . . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $18.99
    1S. . . . . 3D X 3.5H in. . . . 4.1W X 4D X 5H in. . . . . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $16.99
    1W . . . . 3.9D X 4.9H in. . . 4.9W X 4.6D X 6.3H in. . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $21.99
    2 . . . . . 3.5D X 8.3H in. . . 4.4W X 4D X 9.4H in. . . . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $21.99
    2S . . . . 3.7D X 6H in. . . . .4.7W X 4.5D X 7.3H in. . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $21.99
    3 . . . . . 4.3D X 8.3H in. . . 5.3W X 5.7D X 9.7H in. . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $29.99
    4 . . . . . 4.5D X 9.6H in. . . 5.5W X 6D X 11.4H in. . . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $39.99
    4S . . . . 4.3D X 5.9H in. . . 5.5D X 8.1H in. . . . . . . . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $39.99
    5 . . . . . 5.9D X 11.7H in. . .7.1W X 6.9D X 13.6H in. . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $52.99
    5S . . . . 5.7D X 8.9H in. . . 7.1W X 7.1D X 10.8H in. . . . water-resistant 600D TXP™ . . . $52.99
    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-10-2008 at 08:49 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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    So did you actually take those first few pictures before playing with it? Or did you just put the Tammy box back in the shipping box for the picture? I wouldn't have been able to wait.
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