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  1. #31
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    I figure, between the two of us ... we saved $2400 in glass, for the time being. 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.

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  2. #32
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    Hmnnn then with reverse logic, and fuzzy math that means I have $1200.00 to spend on a lens! yea!
    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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  3. #33
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    Yeah ... I kind of figured it that way, too. LOL A number of times! 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

  4. #34
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    Nothin "fuzzy" about that! I'm writing it down for use at a future date.

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    AT-X 840 ......... If there is one drawback to the lens, it is the 8.1-ft M.F.D. --
    Again, I wouldn't be worrying about the MFD when the lens is good in other areas. (Is this just me with a "Bee in the Bonnet"?)
    At 8 ft. and 70mm f8 TOTAL DOF is 14.9" (on APS-C).
    At 8 ft. and 400mm f8 TOTAL DOF is 0.39" (on APS-C). OK for a postage stamp.

    One point I could have made in that earlier post is that there is usually some unused DOF in front of the focus point. If the DOF is down to inches, you may be able to use some of it by choosing to focus on an earring (for example) rather than an eye without putting the tip of the nose out of focus.

  6. #36
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    Just checked ebay, no Tokina 80-400 AT-X's in alpha mount, there are 3 80-200's but thats just not the same now is it. There is also a 4 pack of Tamron glass with a hard pelican case, not the best of Tamron but might be a nice starter case so to speak, has the 90MM in it. anyway here is a link:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/4-Tamron-lenses-...1%7C240%3A1318
    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/

  7. #37
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    That looks like a good set just for the price of the 90.
    Frank
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    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    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
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  8. #38
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    The case new runs about $75.00, replacement bottom foam maybe around $20.00. wouldn't mind seeing a few more pics of the glass closeup. but anyway the 90mm is the only one I think I would want, and I can't play with that kind of cash right at the moment.
    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. #39
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    How do you guys feel about the Tamron 70-300 Di f4-5.6? I'd really like a decently priced telephoto and thought it might fit the bill.

    http://www.adorama.com/TM70300DMAX.html
    Nikon D40x
    - Nikkor ED 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II

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  10. #40
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    Matt, I'm thinking of selling mine, would you be interested? I'm not sure what a fair price would be for a used one though. Had it since last (2008) June I believe, so it still has ~5.4 years of warranty left.

    It's an excellent lens for the money, only the Sony G 70-300mm SSM is better obviously. It's just that I have the range covered by the 70-200mm F/2.8.
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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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