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    Senior Member Derf's Avatar
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    My amazing new CHEAP lens!

    I dropped my Tammy 300MM and Tom was kind enough to lend me his old Tammy and I was
    happy at the airshow. I had to replace it and got the new redesigned Tamron 70-300 DI
    Macro and I am floored with the quality. The really funny part was I picked it up for $135.00
    Locally and now have 6 years of warranty...and service is LOCAL!!!!! :borat:

    Here is a 100% unedited picture...
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Re: My amazing new CHEAP lens!

    damn fred that's really clear!






    but i see jaggies...
    it is mathematically impossible for either hummingbirds, or helicopters to fly. fortunately, neither are aware of this.

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    Re: My amazing new CHEAP lens!

    Quote Originally Posted by cancidas
    damn fred that's really clear!
    but i see jaggies...
    That's heat haze I think.

    Looks like you got a good deal, Fred.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Re: My amazing new CHEAP lens!

    Wow I'm impressed! For that kind of money you can't go wrong.

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    Re: My amazing new CHEAP lens!

    Fred

    Can I ask where you got it from???
    Mark Lawrence - KFLL
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    Re: My amazing new CHEAP lens!

    Cameta Camera on 110 south of Sunrise HWY

    They sell it for like $160 or so, but I found it on Amazon FROM CAMETA CAMERA for like
    $134? I called them and they said they will honor the internet price and had it in 45 min!

    I liked my old 70-300 but it had a lot of purple fringing at the 300mm range...this is a little soft at 300mm but no more it seems than the Canon 70-300IS that my friend has. I think besides the IS the lens's are ALMOST equal. The auto focus may be a little slower than the canon but it is right on and does not hunt like the old lens (even that did not hunt much).

    The new verson has a plastic hub connector instead of the old metal ones....but the quality of image made that a non issue REAL QUICK. This is NICE and I can not see looking up to the 70-300IS that I wanted. I NO LONGER WANT THAT LENS PERIOD! I AM HAPPY AS HELL WITH THIS LENS! EL CHEAPO that does not know it is not good glass.
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Re: My amazing new CHEAP lens!

    Thanks Fred!
    Mark Lawrence - KFLL
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    Re: My amazing new CHEAP lens!

    Fred, I'm convinced you could take great photos with a home made pinhole camera.
    Nice find, and good luck with it.

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