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Amazon.com has a few Tamron G2 Camera Lens (Nikon or Canon Mount) on sale listed below. Shipping is free. Thanks fjfjfj

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Rebate offer valid through March 3, 2018 or while promotion last. Redemption requires must be postmarked by March 17, 2018 to qualify; rebate redemption receive after will be void. Please follow the instructions on the forms to prevent delays in processing - Discombobulated

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Written by fjfjfj Edited January 2, 2018 at 02:38 PM by fjfjfj
REBATE INFO [tamron-usa.com] - REBATE FORM [ssl-images-amazon.com]
  • Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC G2 (A025) - $100 rebate + $100 discount
  • Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (A022) - $100 rebate + $100 discount
Both lenses are $100 off at Amazon from several sellers, including several Tamron authorized dealers (qualifying for 6-year warranty).

UPDATE: $1199 now available ONLY from Amazon as the seller.Click here [tamron-usa.com] for Tamron dealer locator. Note the cautionary language on the rebate form, which probably refers to Amazon, titled "Make sure your purchase qualifies for a rebate".

UPDATE #2: The Educational Rebate program rebates [tamron-usa.com] were updated this morning (download rebate form here [tamron-usa.com]), and provide better rebates for those who qualify (70-200 G2 has a $300 educational rebate [up from $200 last week], and a $400 educational rebate for the 150-600 G2). It does NOT appear to stack with this national mail-in rebate.

Not sure why these lenses are showing both a $100 rebate and a $100 discount. The rebate is good through 3/3/18; I don't know if the $100 discount will last or will spread to other dealers. Update 4:30pm EST 1/2/18: The $100 discount for the 70-200 G2 appears to be disappearing from other dealers on Amazon. Still available at Amazon.com (with Amazon as the seller), onecall.com, or Newegg with Onecall as the seller and possibly tax-free (YMMV).

The rebate form also mentions two "instant savings" on two other lenses:
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Amazon has this G2 lens for $100 off, and Tamron has a $100 rebate from 1/1/18 through 3/3/2018.

https://www.amazon.com/Tamron-70-...B06WP5F2HK
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Amazon appears to be an authorized dealer according to Tamron's site. In fact, they seem to warn you about third party sellers. Here is what is says for Amazon:

AMAZON - Get Directions
CAUTION: Not all purchases made on Amazon's website are sold by Amazon. | Please check the "Ships from and sold by" line directly to the right
of the product image under "Details" and if it is not Amazon.com, verify that the seller is an Authorized USA Dealer. Click HERE for more info.
, SEATTLE, WA 98108 | http://www.amazon.com/tamron-products

Here is the link to the page that lists amazon.
http://www2.tamron-usa.com/dealers.aspx?alpha=A

What am I missing? How is Amazon not an authorized dealer?
Sorry you are right. I thought the Op was warning to not buy from Amazon inn his post. It is a little unclear and this had me confused.
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Note the cautionary language on the rebate form, which probably refers to Amazon, titled "Make sure your purchase qualifies for a rebate".
You are absolutely correct, Amazon is listed as an Authorized Retailer. sorry again for any confusion I caused. I was in the process of deleting my earlier posts when you responded.
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I agree with the other poster - Amazon appears to be an authorized dealer. Why do you think they aren't?

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Sorry you are right. I thought the Op was warning to not buy from Amazon inn his post. It is a little unclear and this had me confused.

You are absolutely correct, Amazon is listed as an Authorized Retailer. sorry again for any confusion I caused. I was in the process of deleting my earlier posts when you responded.
Oh, just saw this. Thanks for the correction. I wasn't warning about buying from Amazon; I was just telling people to be sure to read the rebate form. As I read it, you should buy either directly from Amazon as the seller OR from one of the sellers within Amazon that are authorized dealers themselves. But that's just my interpretation!

Currently, there are three sellers of the 70-200 G2 at Amazon that have reduced to $1199, all of which charge tax to my State. Just waiting for other authorized dealers to (hopefully) come on board with the lower price and without tax (e.g., Buydig [buydig.com], stuck at $1299 at the moment). If anyone sees such a dealer, please add a comment to this thread.
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Awesome lens. (the 70-200mm G2). Really a fantastic lens.
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I agree with the other poster - Amazon appears to be an authorized dealer. Why do you think they aren't?
No agreement necessary you are correct and so is the other poster, I was wrong
This in the OP had me a bit baffled
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Note the cautionary language on the rebate form, which probably refers to Amazon, titled "Make sure your purchase qualifies for a rebate".
I got the impression that Amazon was not authorized and it must be purchased form a third party that was, to be eligible.
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General question for those that have any experience with the lens.

I really had my eye on the 150- 600, either Tamron or Sigma but am wondering if the 70-200 with a extender would be the more versatile solution. I can think of a lot of uses for that bright 2.8 70-200 that may come in more to play in day to day use. At the same time the reach of the 150-600 is something I would really like but the slowness is going to be somewhat limiting.

Ideally I'd like both but finaces always come into play and am wondering if the 200 paired with an extender is a better solution. Any thoughts or shared experience would be appreciated.
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General question for those that have any experience with the lens.

I really had my eye on the 150- 600, either Tamron or Sigma but am wondering if the 70-200 with a extender would be the more versatile solution. I can think of a lot of uses for that bright 2.8 70-200 that may come in more to play in day to day use. At the same time the reach of the 150-600 is something I would really like but the slowness is going to be somewhat limiting.

Ideally I'd like both but finaces always come into play and am wondering if the 200 paired with an extender is a better solution. Any thoughts or shared experience would be appreciated.
A 2x TC loses 2 stops of light, so 200mm f/2.8 becomes a 400mm f/5.6. Usually TC's reduce sharpness. 1.4x TC's are generally better than 2x in this regard. I've used a 1.4x TC on my Sigma 150-600mm with only a little loss of sharpness, more reach, and you gain some pixels. Almost a wash though. Best is to get both native lenses and maybe consider a 1.4x TC which will only lose 1 stop of light to add reach to either lens. TCs have become brand / lens family specific, so plan accordingly if you are thinking about getting a TC.
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General question for those that have any experience with the lens.

I really had my eye on the 150- 600, either Tamron or Sigma but am wondering if the 70-200 with a extender would be the more versatile solution. I can think of a lot of uses for that bright 2.8 70-200 that may come in more to play in day to day use. At the same time the reach of the 150-600 is something I would really like but the slowness is going to be somewhat limiting.

Ideally I'd like both but finaces always come into play and am wondering if the 200 paired with an extender is a better solution. Any thoughts or shared experience would be appreciated.
What do you plan on shooting?

The 70-200 is definitely the more versatile option and a 70-200 2.8 is a staple in many shooters' kits. That being said, putting a 1.4x TC on the 70-200 only takes you to 98-280 f/4 and a 2x would get you to 140-400 f/5.6 with likely degraded IQ and AF speed. They'd also set you back ~$400 a pop each if you're getting the Tamron TCs. At that point, you're better off looking for a used Tamron G1 150-600 for around $600-700.
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A 2x TC loses 2 stops of light, so 200mm f/2.8 becomes a 400mm f/5.6. Usually TC's reduce sharpness. 1.4x TC's are generally better than 2x in this regard. I've used a 1.4x TC on my Sigma 150-600mm with only a little loss of sharpness, more reach, and you gain some pixels. Almost a wash though. Best is to get both native lenses and maybe consider a 1.4x TC which will only lose 1 stop of light to add reach to either lens. TCs have become brand / lens family specific, so plan accordingly if you are thinking about getting a TC.
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What do you plan on shooting?

The 70-200 is definitely the more versatile option and a 70-200 2.8 is a staple in many shooters' kits. That being said, putting a 1.4x TC on the 70-200 only takes you to 98-280 f/4 and a 2x would get you to 140-400 f/5.6 with likely degraded IQ and AF speed. They'd also set you back ~$400 a pop each if you're getting the Tamron TCs. At that point, you're better off looking for a used Tamron G1 150-600 for around $600-700.
Thanks guys. That is about what I was expecting to hear. Making compromises generally means making a compromise and not getting all you want. There is likely to be two lenses purchased. Almost wish I wouldn't have stated looking at the 200. Had my mind set on the 150- 600 for my next lens purchase but that 2.8 iin the 200 really pulls me the other way and I can really see much to do with the lens.
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Is The Tamron 70-200 G2 comparable to Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens or Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens??? TIA.
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Is The Tamron 70-200 G2 comparable to Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens or Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens??? TIA.
From the reviews I've read, they're pretty close in terms of sharpness. I've only seen reviews comparing it to the first Canon you mention, but the gist was the Canon has slightly better center sharpness while the Tamron is slightly sharper in the periphery, and the Canon has less vignetting. Overall, the Tamron seems to be very close to the Canon for much less money. I don't have either, but when I get the money to buy one, I'll be going with the Tamron.
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This one or the Canon version. This wouldn't be too bad.
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