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  1. #1
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    Thumbs up Win a TAMRON AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD lens

    SONY DSLR owners:

    If you do not already have one of these lenses, I invite you to participate in a small contest to win one. This is a friendly contest, so do not get nuts.

    I have a TAMRON AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 LD MACRO (Minolta/SONY mount) lens that needs a new home. It is in very good condition and has been rarely used. A $159 lens, when new.

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    To win this lens, you need to write a reply to this thread with the following basis:

    "I believe Don should purchase the SONY AF 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM lens to replace his Tokina AT-X 840 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 and TAMRON SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD lens for the follow reason: (then provide a detailed rationale for why I should do this, which specifications of all three lenses stated and whatever supporting evidence you can come up with)"

    Also, the winner must cover the shipping of the lens to your location from Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    Yeah ... you all may learn something with this. That is not so bad, pushing forward the forum's vast knowledge and experience.

    Good luck and I look forward to reading some interesting discussion and ultimately deciding the most compelling of the lot. Get started ... yeah!

    EDIT: Contest ends: Oct 1, 2009
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-12-2009 at 01:48 PM.
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    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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    Who says life cannot be ... interesting?
    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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    I believe Don should purchase the SONY AF 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM lens to replace his Tokina AT-X 840 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 and TAMRON SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD lens for the follow reason: we want what we want and nothing will stand in our way..least of all money.

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    i believe don should keep the 80-400 tokina for now and learn how to use it properly. i also propose he get rid of at least the following glass and use the funding to save for top quality glass only.

    8mm f/3.5
    "Fisheye"
    BOWER (Samyang) MF (SONY/Minolta) (filter N/A) {Aug 2009}
    500mm(1000mm) f/8(f/16) T-mount Reflex Lens Vivitar MF (Canon/SONY/Minolta) (30.5mm (rear) & 72mm-filter)
    10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM SIGMA (SONY) (77mm-filter) (MFD=9.4-in) {Jan 2008} (Japan)
    70~300mm f/4-5.6 LDTAmROn AF (SONY/Minolta AF) (62mm-filter) (MFD=5-ft) {Dec 2006}(Japan)
    200~500mm f/5-6.3 Di LDTAmROn SP AF (SONY) (86mm-filter) (MFD=10-ft) {July 2008} (Japan)
    20~35mm f/3.5-4.5 Tokina AF (SONY/Minolta AF) (72mm-filter) {Apr 2006} (Japan)
    28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 TAmROn AF original "All-in-one" zoom (SONY/Minolta AF) (72mm-filter) (MFD=6.9-ft, although w/ close-up filter ... 3.5 feet){Jan 1993} (Japan)
    28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 TAmROn "Powermaster" AF original "All-in-one" zoom (SONY/Minolta AF) (72mm-filter) (MFD=6.9-ft, although w/ close-up filter ... 3.5 feet){Jan 1994} (Japan)
    35~70mm f/4 MACRO Minolta AF (SONY/Minolta AF) (49mm-filter) (MFD=3-ft) {Mar 2000} (Japan)
    70~210mm f/4.5 Ozunon AF (SONY/Minolta AF) (55mm-filter) (MFD = 5-ft) {Sep 1986} (Japan)
    Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 "DG" AF 3x Teleconverter (SONY/Minolta AF)
    TAmROn Adaptall 2 MF Glass (works on SONY/Minolta AF bodies. Or any other Adaptall 2 body adapter provided.)
    TAmROn 135mm f/2.5 (58mm-filter) (MFD=4-ft)
    (Japan)
    TAmROn 200mm f/3.5 (58mm-filter) (MFD=5.6-ft) (Japan)
    TAmROn 70-210mm f/4-5.6 (62mm-filter) (discontinued 1998 ) (MFD=3-ft) (Japan)
    TAmROn 200-500mm f/6.9 (82mm-filter) (discontinued 1984) (MFD=10-ft) (Japan)
    TAmROn 2x Adapter {June 2007}
    (Japan)
    D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    i believe don should keep the 80-400 tokina for now and learn how to use it properly. i also propose he get rid of at least the following glass and use the funding to save for top quality glass only.

    8mm f/3.5
    "Fisheye"
    BOWER (Samyang) MF (SONY/Minolta) (filter N/A) {Aug 2009}
    500mm(1000mm) f/8(f/16) T-mount Reflex Lens Vivitar MF (Canon/SONY/Minolta) (30.5mm (rear) & 72mm-filter)
    10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM SIGMA (SONY) (77mm-filter) (MFD=9.4-in) {Jan 2008} (Japan)
    70~300mm f/4-5.6 LDTAmROn AF (SONY/Minolta AF) (62mm-filter) (MFD=5-ft) {Dec 2006}(Japan)
    200~500mm f/5-6.3 Di LDTAmROn SP AF (SONY) (86mm-filter) (MFD=10-ft) {July 2008} (Japan)
    20~35mm f/3.5-4.5 Tokina AF (SONY/Minolta AF) (72mm-filter) {Apr 2006} (Japan)
    28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 TAmROn AF original "All-in-one" zoom (SONY/Minolta AF) (72mm-filter) (MFD=6.9-ft, although w/ close-up filter ... 3.5 feet){Jan 1993} (Japan)
    28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 TAmROn "Powermaster" AF original "All-in-one" zoom (SONY/Minolta AF) (72mm-filter) (MFD=6.9-ft, although w/ close-up filter ... 3.5 feet){Jan 1994} (Japan)
    35~70mm f/4 MACRO Minolta AF (SONY/Minolta AF) (49mm-filter) (MFD=3-ft) {Mar 2000} (Japan)
    70~210mm f/4.5 Ozunon AF (SONY/Minolta AF) (55mm-filter) (MFD = 5-ft) {Sep 1986} (Japan)
    Kenko Teleplus PRO 300 "DG" AF 3x Teleconverter (SONY/Minolta AF)
    TAmROn Adaptall 2 MF Glass (works on SONY/Minolta AF bodies. Or any other Adaptall 2 body adapter provided.)
    TAmROn 135mm f/2.5 (58mm-filter) (MFD=4-ft)
    (Japan)
    TAmROn 200mm f/3.5 (58mm-filter) (MFD=5.6-ft) (Japan)
    TAmROn 70-210mm f/4-5.6 (62mm-filter) (discontinued 1998 ) (MFD=3-ft) (Japan)
    TAmROn 200-500mm f/6.9 (82mm-filter) (discontinued 1984) (MFD=10-ft) (Japan)
    TAmROn 2x Adapter {June 2007}
    (Japan)
    And add to this list all of his Cokin filters, the effects of which can all be duplicated in PS, and Don I've seen your skills, you are perfectly capable.

    According to my figures Don has about $1100 invested here in filters alone. Put this $$ in the pot too.
    A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
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    He'll probably need a new computer to deal with his big pics now

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    "I believe Don should purchase the SONY AF 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM lens to replace his Tokina AT-X 840 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 and TAMRON SP AF 200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD lens for the follow reason: So he can hook up a beginner photographer with a decent telephoto lens capture his beautiful children with.
    Last edited by Ldorey; 09-12-2009 at 09:13 PM.

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    you spelled decent wrong! That's an instant fail in the eyes of the Tamron Gods.
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    Lightbulb Background ...

    I've been on the look out for some opinion ... on the 70-400mm f/4-5.6 G SSM. I found it on Dyxum, recently. You may want to review it for background.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-12-2009 at 08:41 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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    you spelled decent wrong! That's an instant fail in the eyes of the Tamron Gods.
    Canon EOS 7D

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