New Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8

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  1. Do'Urden's Eyes

    Do'Urden's Eyes TPF Noob!

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    I read a decent review in a magazine concerning this lens, seems like a good alternative (in terms of price) to the canon (sans IS). however i havent been able to see the new version on very many websites. You can tell by the minor visual changes they made to it, and theres a lot less gold unlike other tamrons. has this lens even been released yet? has any one used/seen it? the picture on the tamron site even seems to be the old version.

    New: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0802/08020701tamron70200.asp

    Old: http://www.tamron.com/lenses/prod/70200_di.asp

    wtf?

    You'd think that the official site would have the correct image of their newest lens... Unless im missing something here.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    I've been shooting with it all summer on Canon DSLRs. Image quality is great. AF is pretty old school: loud and slow and searches in dim light. Not a big deal for me because I'm usually manually focusing at these focal lengths, but if you need decent low light, fast AF better go with the Canon.
     
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    Do'Urden's Eyes TPF Noob!

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    Yeah the auto focus is the one thing thats holding me back a bit. ive shot L before and my oh my is that USM quick. but its pretty close to half the price of the non IS 2.8
     
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    Look at the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 HSM Macro:) It does a great job for being half the price.
     
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    I've got this lens. I really like it. Focus in low light isn't always the best, but it is still acceptable, and in brighter light it's very nice.
     
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    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    :thumbup: The Sigma HSM is very fast.
     

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