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  1. #21
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    That good be one of those rare good deals on ebay! I don't know anything about the performance or IQ of Tokina's large fast primes though. watch and see if it takes off in the next day or so.
    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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  2. #22
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    The need for one of these is kind of really dependent on the photographer. Obviously, the guy who owns it isn't too broken up about letting it go. That's a shame, too ... because you would think that if he went to all the trouble to buy it ... he more than likely had a reason. There aren't too many times I find myself reaching for this length, except for the nighttime football field shots. Definitely put the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 and the 70-400mm f/4-5.6 out to pasture, due to light issues. Unfortunately, it's too short for birding.

    On an APS-C sensor ... it is effectively 450mm, with no zoom at all. Still ... nice optional lens.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-18-2009 at 09:24 PM.
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  3. #23
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    Night time football games under the lights, the last half of soccer season the varsity game is under the lights. What about indoor basketball for the far half of the court, maybe a 200 would be better for that. With 300 I would think you would need to cameras one with the 300 and one wit something a bit less. Not enough reach for wildlife and don;t know how much you would 'need' 2.8 for wildlife.
    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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  4. #24
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    I'd happily part with $300 for it.

  5. #25
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    It was a fairly overcast football game that made me so frustrated with the SAL75-300. If shot wide open to get a fairly fast shutter speed the pictures were super soft. Otherwise I couldn't get a fast enough shutter to even catch someone running, much less my sister-in-laws baton spinning.
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  6. #26
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    Like all lenses of its' ilk, you need bright daylight to get anything decent.
    That's how "they" work it. Get you hooked on something cheap, give you a taste of what might be possible and then flog you an expensive G type glass. Double whammy!

  7. #27
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    The Tokina lens went for $750. That's a far cry from $6000. LOL Real far!
    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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  8. #28
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    If it is really in good shape that is a steal. I guess the market is so small that the price works in the old eBay way, instead of the prevailing market prices we see on most photography related items on eBay.
    Jason Hamilton
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    EOS 5D - Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 35 f/2, EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II, EF 70-210 f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (with EOS adapter), 430EX, Canon S90
    Nikon FE - Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI'd, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI, F to EF adapter, 2xVivitar 285, other lighting stuff
    Mamiya C220 - 80mm f/2.8

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