Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) Macro


derek897

Link Posted 13/06/2015 - 10:07
Hi, just wondering if anyone has any real life experience with this lens. Any issues with regards to af speed or accuracy or any issues at all, With the sigma being so pricey this seems like a good bet, but its still a fair chunk of money for me, so i don't want to splash out on a 3 legged donkey that has cataracts
Any advice would be appreciated
Derek
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alfpics

Link Posted 13/06/2015 - 10:52
Hi Derek

I have this lens and its a beauty! Got it second hand from someone on here.
A link to a shot in my PF done at f2.8; link and another; link at f5.6 (Can't remember off hand whether these wer on a tripod or hand-held) It is noisy, but generally fast and accurate on AF (although there are occasions when it misses if the target is relatively small and it will go from one focus extreme to the other) and I do miss the 'quick-shift' focus over-ride. Image wise it is sharp, and generally speaking the IBIS works well with it. I wanted it over the Sigma, not just 'cos it's cheaper but it also has a reasonable macro facility (1:3 magnification as opposed to others of 1:5-ish). Another cropped image from my PF - handheld; link

Hope that helps
Andy

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derek897

Link Posted 13/06/2015 - 13:25
Thanks Andy, that's exactly the type of info i was after. Lovely shots by the way.
Derek
I know what i like, If not always why.

alfpics

Link Posted 13/06/2015 - 13:42
Thanks Derek

And a couple more plus points - it doesn't change length or rotate the front elements when focussing OR zooming - it is all done internally!
Andy

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bettyswolloks

Link Posted 13/06/2015 - 20:53
I loved this lens, sold mine on here and regretted it almost instantly!
I'm only 4fut3, but I look a lot bigger from a distance

Nikon D600, 18-55, 50 F1.8, Sigma 70-200 HSM,180macro.
MZ-7, K-10,K-7, all gripped.
Pentax 35 28-80
Sigma 50 EX Macro.
A sexy little Q with 8.5mm Prime.
And a cup with a gorrila on it, it's also chipped a little, but holds tea perfectly well.

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whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 13/06/2015 - 21:35
couldn't sell mine love it

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Soran

Link Posted 14/06/2015 - 21:34
I also own this lens, and find it great for air shows and motor sports. Will be trying it out with the 1.4x teleconverter this summer.



Pentax K-3, Pentax K-5.
Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6, Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 WR, Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8
Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA 50mm f/1.8, Pentax D-FA 100MM f/2.8 Macro WR, Pentax DA*300mm f/4.0

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derek897

Link Posted 14/06/2015 - 22:56
Lens should arrive Tuesday. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
I know what i like, If not always why.

derek897

Link Posted 16/06/2015 - 16:05
Well it has arrived by courier, i have only unboxed the outer box to confirm the tamron box says for pentax .
Will give it a trial when i get a chance later on.
I know what i like, If not always why.

mcrtchly

Link Posted 17/06/2015 - 20:29
Nice lens but I had to tweak the focus fine adjust settings on my K5 and it doesn't focus correctly at all on a K-01
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derek897

Link Posted 18/06/2015 - 15:29
Here are a couple of shots.
cc welcome

just cropped, no pp. wide open f2.8



just cropped, no pp, f3.2











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Last Edited by derek897 on 18/06/2015 - 15:31

Mike-P

Link Posted 18/06/2015 - 15:46
They look sharp enough

mcrtchly wrote:
Nice lens but I had to tweak the focus fine adjust settings on my K5

That's why the option is there to begin with.
Quit a few of my lenses have needed adjustment including my new 150-450mm which required -4. Doesn't mean there is a problem with it.
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alfpics

Link Posted 18/06/2015 - 15:56
I guess you're pleased with it then, Derek?!
Andy

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derek897

Link Posted 18/06/2015 - 17:03
alfpics wrote:
I guess you're pleased with it then, Derek?!

Sure am Andy
I know what i like, If not always why.

jemx99

Link Posted 18/06/2015 - 23:13
derek897 wrote:
alfpics wrote:
I guess you're pleased with it then, Derek?!

Sure am Andy

Those shots look very nice - will have to add that lens to my 'wanted' list!
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