Which 70-200mm 2.8 Should I get?

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  1. Braineack

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    I'm in love with my Tamron VC--this can be had used in your budget.

    And you can click my Flickr to see shots with it (go to the zoo shots).


     
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    I'm waiting until I can find a good 80-200mm 2.8 for a good price. I keep seeing $600+ for this lens. Hopefully my patients pays out.
     
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    Here's an "auction site" tip: instead of looking for the lens alone look for a camera with the lens. Check completed items to get an idea for what you can resell the camera body and other acessories for, and bid accordingly.

    With this method you should be able to get a 80-200mm two ring for $400 or less.
     
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    If the Nikon 80-200 2.8 AF-S is better than the AF-D version why does Nikon only sell the AF-D version after ceasing production of the AF-S?
     
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    All Nikon, Baby!!!

    I adore my Nikon AF 80-200mm f2.8 (two ring) and am happy I bought it.
     
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    I just purchased the Tamron 70-200 f2.8 VC USD lens.

    I wasn't sure if I was going to like it and always think "Well I wonder if the Nikon is better"

    I can't afford the VRII Nikon, and the Tamron is rated right up there with it.

    This 1:1 clip from this weekend confirms that I have spent my money well on an excellent lens.

    This was shot at ISO 800 200mm f2.8 1/40th shutter speed

    This is a 100% crop
    View attachment 77134
     
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    The VC on this lens has absolutely floored me.

    My only snicker I had it it this weekend is when I was shooting moving people and forgot to bump the shutter speed up. So now I have motion blur in my background.
     
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    This is what I would do.
     
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    Also you get a warranty with the Tamron.
     
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    Seems weird to me also ! I have the AFD version it rocks !!!!!!
     
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    Sounds good but you'll probably need another $600/1000 for the body,you don't need !!
     

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