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Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 with Tap-in Console $999 & 70-200 - $1099

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This is not the lowest price ever, but $200 off the MSRP and Tap-in console included.

https://www.amazon.com/Tamron-24-...way&sr=8-4

Also, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 is $200 off (multiple bundles available)

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tamron..._sb_noss_1

(There are multiple bundles for the same price other than the linked deal above).

Same price at Adorama, too.

Adorama - https://www.adorama.com/l/?search...24-70mm+g2
https://www.adorama.com/l/?search...f%2f2.8+g2



https://www.amazon.com/Tamron-24-...way&sr=8-4

https://www.amazon.com/Tamron-24-...amp;sr=8-4

https://www.amazon.com/Tamron-24-...amp;sr=8-4

https://www.amazon.com/Tamron-24-...amp;sr=8-4
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I just accepted an offer from Greentoe last week for $950 shipped for this lens. I originally offered $900 and they countered at $950. I then countered back at $925, but they didn't respond after a day or so of waiting and I couldn't wait any longer, so I accepted the $950. Picking it up today.
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Pertaining to the 24-70...
I recall when researching whether or not to upgrade my g1, I found there were no real differences optically speaking between the g1 and g2. The g2 does have the tap in console feature but at $1,000, not sure it's all that relevant.
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Pertaining to the 24-70...
I recall when researching whether or not to upgrade my g1, I found there were no real differences optically speaking between the g1 and g2. The g2 does have the tap in console feature but at $1,000, not sure it's all that relevant.
Optically, no, but on a Nikon at least the AF is significantly better on the G2. But it depends on what you're using it for. If your primary use is landscape or static scenes then you'd be better off saving money with the G1. But for concerts, weddings, etc the G2 is the better choice.
I have the G2 and it's fantastic and AF lock-on is instantaneous.
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Optically, no, but on a Nikon at least the AF is significantly better on the G2. But it depends on what you're using it for. If your primary use is landscape or static scenes then you'd be better off saving money with the G1. But for concerts, weddings, etc the G2 is the better choice.
I have the G2 and it's fantastic and AF lock-on is instantaneous.
Hmmm, that's very nice to hear! I presume you used the G1 before then? I DO shoot Nikon...
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I was looking at the 70-200mm last night from B&H, Adorama and Amazon and ended up buying from Amazon. Only Amazon and B&H is offering the Tap In Console for free. If you have Amazon Prime credit card it offers 5% cashback or 18 pay with no interest. Adorama cashback is 1%. It's being delivered tomorrow. I really want to try this lens out after reading all the good reviews on it. I think this is the lowest I've seen of late.

Got the 24-70mm for $799 from buydig on the last deal but w/o the tap-in and this is a wonderful lens.
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Hmmm, that's very nice to hear! I presume you used the G1 before then? I DO shoot Nikon...
I never owned a G1 but borrowed one for testing when I was looking for an upgrade from the Nikon 24-70G in order to reduce size and add VR. The lens was otherwise excellent, other than maintaining AF lock in low light environments. The G2 is a big improvement.
The only complaint I have is that the hood attaches to the telescoping unit of the lens rather than the body, which makes it more susceptible to damage. As far as I'm aware only the Nikon has this nice feature. But it only matters if you're in a rough environment.

Edited to add that I got mine for $799 from the last deal and was also able to use the edu rebate which made it insanely cheap. I sold my Nikon for more than I paid for this lens!
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Tax is the killer, Adorama and B&H do not charge sales tax.

Really looking at getting this lense.
I am currently using the Canon 24-105 L IS USM F/4.0 and think this will be a great upgrade!
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I see that Tamron is having a new student discount here [tamron-usa.com] and Adorama is an authorized dealer so we can extra $250 off.

My only question is - How strict are they when checking whether you're a student? My niece is going to one of the school list but she's not majoring in any listed under. Also does the buyer have to be the student since I plan to purchase it for her?
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Good deal but I need the extra $200 off more than the tap console. Bought the buydig $799 deal, but lens was defective and had to return it. Thinking I should have sent it in for repair instead since the $799 deal hasn't repeated.
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Picked up 70-200. I used amazon and was surprised to see that tax was not charged for me in ohio. Must be digital gojo doesnt charge tax in ohio.
his is close to the lowest it has been for the 70-200 if you count the tap-in console. I think it was $999 for a very brief moment once on SD back when the 24-70 went for $799. according to ccc, 1099 is the lowest its been.The edu discounts are targeted to a very narrow group. I've seen varying amounts of reported success getting the edu rebate despite not meeting the crtieria but that's not for me. I'm have edu email but i don't qualify by major. plus i have numerous failed rebates usually based on missed deadlines.
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GreenToe does not sell the newer G2 version. You bought the older one. Its a very different lens in many ways. The newer G2 is firmware upgradable via the tap-in console, and Tamron has released firmware update for use with Nikon's mirrorless adaptor. The G2 has faster autofocus, and, depending on which reviews you read, more consistent sharpness across the frame.

Secondly, GreenToe does not show on Tamron's list of authorized dealers. You may have a grey-market lens, which Tamron will likely refuse to repair even if you pay them.

Read Tamron's terms of service for gray market items here: http://www.tamron-usa.com/support...arket.html

I would return it if I were you.
You might want to brush up on your Greentoe knowledge. They advertise on their site that their dealers are authorized by the manufacturer of the products they sell and they only sell US models NOT grey market import products.

As for this lens, they do currently sell the G2 version, which is what I bought and did receive. The camera store that sold it to me through Greentoe is authorized and it is a USA model with 6 year warranty.
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You might want to brush up on your Greentoe knowledge. They advertise on their site that their dealers are authorized by the manufacturer of the products they sell and they only sell US models NOT grey market import products.

As for this lens, they do currently sell the G2 version, which is what I bought and did receive. The camera store that sold it to me through Greentoe is authorized and it is a USA model with 6 year warranty.
I stand corrected. My first search did not turn up the G2, and I had not understood the GreenToe business model. Nice find.

I'd rather buy directly from places like Adorama or Amazon because they offer cheap and lengthy 3rd party accidental damage warranty. Tamron is notorious for sub-par service, and their warranty doesn't cover accidents.

My other problem is that I'm suspicious of getting a better deal than anywhere else for such a big ticket precise instrument.
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I stand corrected. My first search did not turn up the G2, and I had not understood the GreenToe business model. Nice find.

I'd rather buy directly from places like Adorama or Amazon because they offer cheap and lengthy 3rd party accidental damage warranty. Tamron is notorious for sub-par service, and their warranty doesn't cover accidents.

My other problem is that I'm suspicious of getting a better deal than anywhere else for such a big ticket precise instrument.
You'd rather have 3rd party take apart a Tamron lens instead of Tamron themselves? Really? Did you have a bad experience with them? I had a problem with a 45 f/1.8 vc, sent it to Tamron, they repaired it within a few days, very good service.

In regards to Greentoe, they are 100% legit, like CPW, all their sellers are authorized, and I have purchased multiple big ticket items from both of them without any issues.

Edit: the Youtuber can't seem to grasp the concept of gray market and why Tamron and other companies wont honor warranty repairs with it. He should learn a little about gray market before he rants, otherwise he just looks entitled and ignorant.
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