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AM Photography
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Independence, Oregon, US


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I am not too thrilled about the 90mm 2.8 macro, but the news of an updated Tamron 70-200 is great news. Tamron's current 70-200 is a good lens, very sharp, but it severely lacks in the AF department. My hope is that this upgrade, with its USD AF motor will keep the sharpness of its predecessor but vastly improve on its AF accuracy.

Release Date and Price are yet unknown.
Sep 13 12 02:31 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jacob delaRosa
Posts: 208
Birmingham, Alabama, US


AM Photography wrote:
http://www.slrlounge.com/tamron-to-rele … cro-vc-usd

I am not too thrilled about the 90mm 2.8 macro, but the news of an updated Tamron 70-200 is great news. Tamron's current 70-200 is a good lens, very sharp, but it severely lacks in the AF department. My hope is that this upgrade, with its USD AF motor will keep the sharpness of its predecessor but vastly improve on its AF accuracy.

Release Date and Price are yet unknown.

+1

Sep 13 12 03:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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FARLEY MAGADIA
Posts: 1,550
Los Angeles, California, US


Even if it's $300-400 less than the Canon / Nikon equivalent...
you will ALWAYS lust for the real factory model! 

Took me YEARS to get the 70-200 2.8 AF-S VR Nikon
and I've settled for the 70-200 F4 L in Canon for now...
but WANT that 70-200 2.8 IS II

I have Tamron and Sigma lenses and they're great- but still find myself
eventually getting Canon/ Nikon equivalents which I should've saved up for
in the first place!
Sep 13 12 04:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Image Works Photography
Posts: 2,890
Orlando, Florida, US


I was about to put it on the thread- you beat me to it. This is great news for penny pinchers.New optical glass in addition to the VC- can we see more sharpness at large apertures. The release date is said to be by the end of the year 2012. That is superfast production- probably to feed off Christmas. Here is the other link http://tamron-usa.com/news/35mm/70200_A009_2012.asp I hope its better than the sigma attempt on its 70-200mm 2.8 it got some mixed reviews.
Sep 13 12 06:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jim McSmith
Posts: 762
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


AF doesn't bother me too much I find manual focus more reliable than AF.
Sep 15 12 11:15 am  Link  Quote 
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-JAY-
Posts: 6,580
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Jim McLintock wrote:
AF doesn't bother me too much I find manual focus more reliable than AF.

+1

I loved my Tamron 70-200 2.8, plan on buying another one soon.

Sep 15 12 11:20 am  Link  Quote 
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Shot By Adam
Posts: 5,739
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


AM Photography wrote:
http://www.slrlounge.com/tamron-to-rele … cro-vc-usd

I am not too thrilled about the 90mm 2.8 macro, but the news of an updated Tamron 70-200 is great news. Tamron's current 70-200 is a good lens, very sharp, but it severely lacks in the AF department. My hope is that this upgrade, with its USD AF motor will keep the sharpness of its predecessor but vastly improve on its AF accuracy.

Release Date and Price are yet unknown.

I have the original lens as my backup and it's great. My only gripe is, as has already been mentioned, the AF is REALLY bad, but when it does eventually lock on, it's quite sharp. Tamron also needs to learn how to get their zoom ring in the right direction too. But other than that, it's a great lens.

On a side note, I had some minor damage to this lens and it needed cleaning too. I sent it to Tamron and and they did a thorough cleaning, repair on the lens, and got it back to me in about a week. EXCELLENT customer service!

Sep 15 12 11:37 am  Link  Quote 
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