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Old Feb 10, 2011, 5:58 AM   #31
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Congrats on the D7K. I'm sure you'll enjoy the high ISO performance of this camera. I dumped all my Oly gears for this one and have never looked back
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 8:45 PM   #32
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I'm verry happy with my Nikon 70-300 VR!
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 7:20 PM   #33
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You're welcome...!

I'd agree, both are fine lenses in this price/performance bracket...

I just pulled the trigger on the D7000 with the Nikon 70-300vr yesterday...

With the Nikon Body/Lens combo rebate I'm getting the lens for $319 USD...

UPS est delivery for 2/15...
Congrats on your purchase!

Looking forward to your thoughts especially the Nikon 70-300VR, which I too am interested on getting one

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Old Feb 13, 2011, 8:11 PM   #34
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Congrats on your purchase!

Looking forward to your thoughts especially the Nikon 70-300VR, which I too am interested on getting one

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Thanks...!

The extended weather forecast does not look good (rain-rain-rain and more rain... ) but
I'm going to try my best to get at least a little testing in ASAP... Will share what I find as
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I just bought the Nikon D90 and thinking of buying a 70-300 mm lens. I was considering the new Tamron SP 70-300/4-5.6 Di VC USD ($450.00) or the Nikon 70-300 mm VR. ($520.00). Does anyone have any info or personal experience with these lenses? or, do you have a better suggestion?
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I have the Nikkor 70-300mm VR and really like it. Why buy a Tamron?
Besides, if you ever decide to sell your lens or camera with the lens, you will get more for the Nikon gear.

(if you already bought a lens... sorry as I just read the first post)

(Ok... I now see you made the smart move!)
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Old Feb 15, 2011, 9:44 PM   #36
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I have the tamron and I'm very happy with mine. Sharp at f/4 to f/8. I almost never find myself going to f/8, its so sharp wide open. Maybe I have a good copy.

My only gripe with it was panning but then changing from AF-A to AF-C solves the problem.
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 9:57 PM   #37
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Are we allowed to post pictures in this forum for show? If yes can someone with the Nikon or Tamron lens post some pictures.
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 11:20 PM   #38
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I have the Nikon 70-300 VR and am quite happy with it. I don't own a Tamron but do have a 12-24 Tokina that is also very good. The only downside for the Tokina is flare when shooting into the sun, which my Nikon lens seem to control better. I don't know how the Tamron 70-300 does but that would be my concern. Otherwise the Tamron owners seem to be happy.
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Are we allowed to post pictures in this forum for show? If yes can someone with the Nikon or Tamron lens post some pictures.
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I've just had my Nikon 70-300 VR since last tue (2/15) but so far I'm liking
what I'm seeing...

Both shot with Nikon D7k (also new since last tue...)

300mm / f9 / 1/800 / ISO 2000 / 0 EV




300mm / f9 / 1/1000 / ISO 2000 / 0 EV



What I'm finding is above 200mm I need f9 and above for good center sharpness with
around f11 (ish) being best for both center and edge...

I'm sure the Tamron would probably behave similarly... Both lenses are of the same
general design...

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Old Feb 21, 2011, 6:47 PM   #40
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Even at high ISO it looks good! Thanks for posting.
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