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    Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    I just received an email from Amazon that this lens is now in stock! I need to save my money... This lens goes for $699.99

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._email_title_1
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    I'm excited about this lens, too. Pop Photo said it tested better than the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L for image quality. But I was mostly excited because I thought it was going to be a smaller, lighter alternative to my Canon 70-200 f/2.8L. I just compared stats and that's not the case. The Tamron actually appears to be slightly larger and heavier than the Canon. So I guess it's not going to replace my current lens. But for anyone in the market for a pro 70-200 zoom, at $700, this lens is a steal!
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    It also appears the Sigma version with HSM is also out today for the same money...I think I will go with the Sigma since I also have the matching TC's and the HSM of course.
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    Quote Originally Posted by jgredline
    It also appears the Sigma version with HSM is also out today for the same money...I think I will go with the Sigma since I also have the matching TC's and the HSM of course.
    Hmm... Tough choice. I've been pleased with both Sigma and Tamron...
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    One thing I read about the Tamron that I liked was that the lens did NOT extend to zoom. i wonder if the Sigma is the same?
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    Have any of you purchased either of these lens yet? I noticed that bot the Sigma and Tamron are currently out of stock.
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    I found the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 HSM (Pentax) at 47st. Photo for $749.95, but I am concern if they sell grey market lens. The store reviews seem about average. Does anyone have personal experience with them and know of anyone that purchased from them?
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    Quote Originally Posted by jgredline
    One thing I read about the Tamron that I liked was that the lens did NOT extend to zoom. i wonder if the Sigma is the same?

    Just received mine and the Sigma does not extend to zoom either...very nice lens. i will post pictures later
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snapac
    Just received mine and the Sigma does not extend to zoom either...very nice lens. i will post pictures later
    GREAT to hear! Please keep us in the loop on this lens :thumbsup:
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    Quote Originally Posted by spiraleyes
    GREAT to hear! Please keep us in the loop on this lens :thumbsup:
    here's one shot in Savannah
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    Very sharp! I like that shot a lot.
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    Re: Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Now in stock at Amazon!

    Quote Originally Posted by spiraleyes
    Very sharp! I like that shot a lot.
    Thanks, I haven't been able to shoot as much as I would like. I have been slammed with end of the year projects at work, but hopefully January will be better.
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