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Tamron SP 70-200 f/2.8 Di VC USD Gen2 Canon/Nikon - $1299 + FS

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B&H and Adorama have Tamron's new 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 lens up for preorder at $1,299.

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• Tamron's Gen 1 of this lens is on par with Canon's Mark II (based on dxomark rating).
• The cost for the G1 right now is the same after rebate as the G2 with no rebate hassles.
• This updated version is $600 less than the Canon lens ($700 less than Nikon).
• Since BH and Adorama are authorized vendors, these lenses come with 6-year US warranty.

Lenses will begin shipping end of February
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Created 02-14-2017 at 05:10 PM by Nogitron
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I placed an order yesterday, but this is not a hot deal since this is a pre-order for MSRP. In fact, the moment it is actually released, you are likely to receive some kind of goodies from B&H - whether it is filters, cleaning kit, etc.

Might want to move this to deal talk since this is not an actual hot deal.
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I'm not up on Tamron or lens news or updates. Props to OP for this post because I may have purchased Gen 1 without knowing about Gen 2 coming out. Not ready to pull the trigger but potentially in the next few months - especially gonna wait to see if/what B&H offers.

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I recently switched from Canon to NIkon because of superior dynamic range, low light ability, and shadow recovery. I was reluctant because I was afraid I'd miss my arsenal of L lenses. After switching over, I've done countless hours of research and ended up with a bunch of Tamron SP lenses. 15-30, 24-70, 70-200, 90 macro, and they've all been surprisingly sharp with low chromatic aberration. I will say, they have lower transmittance, though, so you'll have to shoot a tad brighter!

Thumbs up for Tamron all day
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