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    Default When will the tamron 17-50/2.8 or tokina 16-50/2.8 arrive?

    Hi,

    Anybody knows when the tamron/tokina 2.8 zooms will be arriving? Expected price?

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: When will the tamron 17-50/2.8 or tokina 16-50/2.8 arrive?

    The Tamron, from what I heard, should be here sometime in May/Jun while the Tokina will be in the market around Sep/Oct. Just like the current Sigma 18-50 f2.8, I believe they should price between $800 and $900. Those in the market a lens of this focal length will be spoilt for choice.

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    great! really cannot afford the nikon 17 55 mm 2.8. :P

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    Default Re: When will the tamron 17-50/2.8 or tokina 16-50/2.8 arrive?

    Last I heard Tamron will b out in June n Tokina Sept.

    Price???

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    Ok, guess the tamron is about May/June. Optically the sigma is pretty good, but AF is definitely not. If the tamron is fast enough as compared to to the 28-75 then it will be great.

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    Huh...I thought with competition it should drive prices down. Still so expensive!

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    Default Re: When will the tamron 17-50/2.8 or tokina 16-50/2.8 arrive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ah Pao
    Huh...I thought with competition it should drive prices down. Still so expensive!
    these are f2.8 lens. can't really expect them to go low.

    on the flipside, any of these lenses are still abt 1/3 the price of their original equivalents. so, i won't complain too much even if its ard $800.
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    Default Re: When will the tamron 17-50/2.8 or tokina 16-50/2.8 arrive?

    will there be a minolta mount?..

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    Default Re: When will the tamron 17-50/2.8 or tokina 16-50/2.8 arrive?

    Exactly. What is there to complain if they cost about 50% of the original lens?

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    Default Re: When will the tamron 17-50/2.8 or tokina 16-50/2.8 arrive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ah Pao
    Huh...I thought with competition it should drive prices down. Still so expensive!
    I think the reason is that they are still in great demand. Check out the sales of digital SLRs. If everybody (ie Sigma, Tokina, Tamron) can earn money together, there is no reason to kill off each other (Which will kill yourself too sooner or later).

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    Default Re: When will the tamron 17-50/2.8 or tokina 16-50/2.8 arrive?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2100
    Ok, guess the tamron is about May/June. Optically the sigma is pretty good, but AF is definitely not. If the tamron is fast enough as compared to to the 28-75 then it will be great.
    LOL Where did you hear that AF is not good? Hmmmm I'd point you to the few www.nightlife.sg galleries which I took with the sigma 18-50 f2.8. If it can focus good under VERY low light condition, and fast enough to lock on moving merrily drunk people (in low light some more), I don't see why it's not good.
    *ahem* not to say what, but someone using 17-40L has did complain that he gets quite a few OOF photos.. so.. 17-40f4l focus not good?*ahem*
    Last edited by unseen; 3rd May 2006 at 05:36 PM.

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    Default Re: When will the tamron 17-50/2.8 or tokina 16-50/2.8 arrive?

    It's not good, too slow compared to the tamron (my 28-75). Tried 3 copies in the shop in fact. And I am talking about comparing them side by side, on both my bodies (D200 and 70). Not that it cannot lock or what.

    PS. I am not a dud user of lenses.

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