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Old Nov 15, 2006, 1:59 PM   #11
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here is the sigma apo dg 70-300mm

taken at 300mm f/8, i wish my dof wasn't as shallow
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 2:19 PM   #12
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i have the tamron 70-300 and it takes fabulous pictures. i have used the macro at 300mm, but needed a tripod to do so otherwise the slightest shake can be noticed in the picture. it can be a little tricky switching from macro back to normal, but once i figured out todial into 180mm first, then switch out of macro, easy enough from that point on.
I'm glad you like it. That's good to hear. I'll be getting mine for Christmas from my wife. Thanks for the tip on the macro switch!
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 2:20 PM   #13
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here is the sigma apo dg 70-300mm

taken at 300mm f/8, i wish my dof wasn't as shallow
A little more dof would have been nice, but that's still a great shot.
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 5:23 PM   #14
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I have used the Sigma on a Nikon D50 and i hardly ever took it off the camera.

in a recent lens review in a UK mag, they featured both lenses. they liked the Sigma but they were surprised that the cheaper Tamron came almost as close, they said the Tamron offered excellent value and was lighter than the Sigma (I found my sigma to be a heavier lens than i would have liked).

Second time round, I'm not sure which i would go for - probably the tamron becuse it is lighter.
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 5:40 PM   #15
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I noticed that there are two Tamron 75-300mm: one from the film days and the other
with the Di designation. It has a Macro switch on it, as well.
The older one goes for $129 while the newer is $189 new.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

Any experience with the Di?
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 7:02 PM   #16
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Vote for the Sigma here. Got it, love it. A good place To get this lense is at "SIGMA4LESS" $194 plus Shipping
http://www.sigma4less.com/sess/utn;j...300F4ADPX%3D29

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Old Nov 15, 2006, 7:09 PM   #17
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i too have purchased the Tamron 70-300 LD Di, for my gf as part of her K100D xmas pressie. Still waiting on the delivery tho

I'm contemplating these two for myself too, however, I just recently bought a film body (for the wideangles and for taking to places where the risk of lost/stolen/damaged is high), so I would want something with a manual aperture ring. it seems like with the latter digital optimized lenses the first thing to costcut is the aperture ring that 75-300 tamron from B&H looks good although the macro is only 1:3.9 (not really a macro)


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