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Old 04-29-2009   #21
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Great shots. The Tamron 70-200/2.8 looks like a winner! I was seriously considering the Tamron but they were out of stock when we visited B&H. My wife surprised me when she "OK we'll take the Sony".

How do you find the auto focusing speed/accuracy?
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Old 04-30-2009   #22
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Its fast enough to get some decent Lacrosse and Rugby shots. Since I have never used a "G" lens with the SSM vs the standard screw drive focusing on my A100's I cannot comment on the focusing speed. The $800+ saved and good reviews was enough to knock the Sony out of contention. I cannot see my wife saying something like "ok you deserve a Zeiss".
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Its fast enough to get some decent Lacrosse and Rugby shots. Since I have never used a "G" lens with the SSM vs the standard screw drive focusing on my A100's I cannot comment on the focusing speed. The $800+ saved and good reviews was enough to knock the Sony out of contention. I cannot see my wife saying something like "ok you deserve a Zeiss".
I think the Tamron 70-200/2.8 is about the best deal going at the moment. I have and A100 and A700. The A700 has much faster/better AF than the A100 so I would expect you to get even better performance if you ever upgrade.

I would likely own the Tamron vs the Sony if B&H had it in stock when we visited. I don't think my wife got me the Sony because I deserved it. I think she was just shutting me up about getting a 70-200/2.8. Apparently she though my silence was worth an extra $800 .
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I keep itching to upgrade to a A700 but with the model being 18 months old I keep thinking that they are going to come out with an new one any day now. The 700 would serve me fine for the sports shooting, but I'm second photog for my son's GF wedding buisness. She has a Canon 5D II's. If I had a camera that could shoot short video she could concentrate on still and video of main table and I could keep doing still and videos of guests.
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Well as we seem to have developed a mini sports theme, here are a few more taken last week with the Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 on A700. I was playing around with color saturation and hue, and got maybe a bit to intense LOL but thats me not the lens.
I have always wondered with all the technology why there isn't a menu option so that a leittle message pops up in the viewfinder and says ARE YOU SURE? after you make adjustments and settings, sorry starting to ramble need to go to bed.
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Wow sorry about the big pics, thats the size i use at another forum and they aren't that big? how do I scale them down a bit here? or do I need to reduce the image file in my editing program?
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Old 05-04-2009   #27
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Wow sorry about the big pics, thats the size i use at another forum and they aren't that big? how do I scale them down a bit here? or do I need to reduce the image file in my editing program?
I always reduce the file size in post to about 800px on the long end. BTW - nice shots!


Here's the last thing I shot: I shot this in my backyard - it's a whole Japanese themed image.

It's a concrete Japanese pagoda-like lawn ornament, surrounded by shoots of Japanese blood grass (that haven't turned red yet) and I shot it through the branches of a Japanese maple tree to frame it.



I didn't like the original color version, but converting it to B&W gave it a completely different look.


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Old 05-06-2009   #28
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Here are a few from this weekends trip to the zoo, Great weather! Used the 'old school' Tokina 80-400 AT-X Pro. The weather is getting good, lets get shooting!
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Dang! Those are really biting! All of these photos you guys took are amazingly good!
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Sorry to double post, but I'm impressed with the sharpness of that Tamron and what you have captured with it. Those Rugby pics are very impressive also. I may have to ship out the old Sigma EX for one of those.


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