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Old Sep 14, 2010, 2:44 PM   #1
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I've had a lot of fun with my Tamron 70-300mm lately. Even though it isn't a perfect lens, it has broadened my vision considerably. Much less sneaking up these days.






























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Old Sep 14, 2010, 2:46 PM   #2
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Although I haven't done a lot with the Minolta 50mm (haven't been inside much), I did get this funny snapshot with it.
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 2:49 PM   #3
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Old Sep 14, 2010, 2:54 PM   #4
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 2:34 PM   #5
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Good shoots with this cheap lens. I thinks it works very well. I have never seen a humming bird standing still and you captured it. Of course, I live in the San Francisco area where there aren't many trees. I just won a bid on a Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens myself for $33 plus $10 shipping. It should come in sometime next week. Can't wait to try it out!
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I believe that the sigma 70-300mm has some trouble with stripped AF gears on models above the A100. (the focus motor on later ones is too fast). I would look into this before you use it, because the lens could break on the first test.

It sounds though like you might even be able to turn a profit on it though if you decide to sell it.

I found the Tamron Di for $50 on eBay, just make sure you don't search solely for Sony as there are some people (as mine was) that list it as Minolta, not Sony. Plus it's apparently the best in class for ~$200. It is really soft at 300mm, but it is much improved at 200-250mm, so it isnt too bad.
Oh, and remember to get Di if possible.
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Yea, I started a thread earlier, and thr gears came up.
forums.steves-digicams.com/sony-alpha-dslr-konica-minolta-dslr/175458-time-new-lens.html
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Default A couple of close-up shot with the Sigma lens at 300mm

The lens comes in today. I don't expect much for $43 but it works. The macro only works at 300mm. Here are a couple samples.
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