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Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby craka on Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:57 pm

Would like to get into some bird photography, was wondering would this be a suitable lens ?
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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby chrisk on Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:09 am

i dont have any experience with the tammie. the bigma seems a very popular chocie for birding people so i'd consider that aswell.
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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby craka on Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:32 am

When you say bigma are you referring to sigma?
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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby aim54x on Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:29 am

yep the bigma (sigma 50-500mm)
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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby Biggzie on Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:48 am

I wasnt aware Tamron made a 200-800 ...
A friend of mine has the 200-500 F5-6.3 for her Canon, and thats a nice lens.
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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby Pa on Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:57 am

sigma have the f5.6 300-800mm....i haven't saw any images taken with it
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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby aim54x on Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:23 pm

Biggzie wrote:I wasnt aware Tamron made a 200-800 ...
A friend of mine has the 200-500 F5-6.3 for her Canon, and thats a nice lens.


I had an inkling about that as well, but was too tired to check last night,. I cant find this lens after a quick google, but I do know the 200-500 which is a pretty good lens, a hell of a lot lighter than the Bigma. I have not had much first hand exp wiht it, but having seen some shots done useing this lens I can say that it would not be a bad choice over the bigma, esp if you already have the 50-200mm range covered (ie with an 18-200) and weight is an issue.
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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby Biggzie on Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:42 pm

aim54x wrote:
Biggzie wrote:I wasnt aware Tamron made a 200-800 ...
A friend of mine has the 200-500 F5-6.3 for her Canon, and thats a nice lens.


I had an inkling about that as well, but was too tired to check last night,. I cant find this lens after a quick google, but I do know the 200-500 which is a pretty good lens, a hell of a lot lighter than the Bigma. I have not had much first hand exp wiht it, but having seen some shots done useing this lens I can say that it would not be a bad choice over the bigma, esp if you already have the 50-200mm range covered (ie with an 18-200) and weight is an issue.

When Ive had a play with the Tamron 200-500 behind my friends Canon 400d, I found it a very nice lens to use and gave excellent results. My only critisism is that in Manual focus, I found the focus ring in the wrong position and a little awkward to use, but I know Id soon adapt if I owned it :)
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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby craka on Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:55 pm

Here is a listing of the lens and tin cheung http://www.tincheungcamera.com.hk/product/2768
Maybe they have put the wrong focal distance on it.
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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby Ant on Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:13 pm

Even while covering up to a 500mm that enables you to take ultra telephoto shots of subjects further than the eye can see, its design is extremely lightweight and compact. When mounted on an APS-C size digital SLR camera, it provides a focal length equivalent to a 760mm for super ultra telephoto imaging.


Appears it is a typo. If you read the description on their site, they mention 500mm (and 760mm with and APS-C sensor). So this is a 200 - 500.

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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby trublubiker on Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:14 pm

Whatever it is, I want one !!

I know my LBA wont subside at all till I get a BIG zoom

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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby craka on Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:00 pm

What the hell is LBA?

What bike do you ride trublubiker?
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Postby Biggzie on Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:11 am

Lens Buying Adiction :)
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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby indigoreef on Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:28 pm

Was it for Nikon?
I have the Tamron 200-500mm and love it.
I used to take a lot more surfing photos than I do now and have found that with a new baby and other photographic interests I don't have much of a need for it anymore.
PM me if you would like more info.
Or check out my website http://www.indigoreefphotography.com.au and go to the action section, most of the surfing images are taken with the Tamron 200-500mm.

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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby trublubiker on Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:30 pm

craka wrote:What the hell is LBA?

What bike do you ride trublubiker?


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Re: Tamron SP AF-200-800mm f/5-6.3 Di LD IF Telephoto Zoom

Postby craka on Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:36 pm

Some good pictures there indigo. Thanks, I would be interested in the lens, but I have a canon.


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