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2nd Beercan Dead
« on: October 02, 2010, 12:38:51 AM »
I was using my 2nd Beercan today for a portrait shoot and it jammed and stopped focusing. It also jammed the focus mechanism on my backup A200 which by fortune I have been able to repair.

I now have two dead beercans :( and am pining for another though a 70-200 f2.8 would be a nice replacement.
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Re: 2nd Beercan Dead
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 04:10:52 AM »
:(.... sorry hear this but it seems that the SAL 70-200G it will join your lens team.
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Re: 2nd Beercan Dead
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010, 09:45:30 AM »
:(.... sorry hear this but it seems that the SAL 70-200G it will join your lens team.

I wont go for the G. Although I know its a great lens, I have read on here, dyxum and other forums that too many people have had bad copies with focus issues and optics not up to quality.

I will probably search for a Minolta 80-200 HS or look at the Tamron / Sigma options.

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Re: 2nd Beercan Dead
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 10:05:04 AM »
If it's any comfort, a local cash/crap converter store has a beercan for sale at.......wait for it......£399!

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Re: 2nd Beercan Dead
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 10:12:56 AM »
LOL £399, I will buy all of em off eBay. Maybe the shop knows something we dont. I could make a fortune :)

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Re: 2nd Beercan Dead
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010, 06:33:15 PM »
Sad to hear Dave!

I have also plan to buy a 70-200 and I ended up to Tamron because of the high IQ.

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Re: 2nd Beercan Dead
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010, 07:19:55 PM »
Sad to hear Dave!

I have also plan to buy a 70-200 and I ended up to Tamron because of the high IQ.

kurt

Kurt, do you have this lens already? I have read that the IQ is very good but the focusing is a little on the slow side. I mainly used my beercans for aviation and portrait shots so tracking af is important. Can you comment on this at all?

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Re: 2nd Beercan Dead
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2010, 08:37:56 PM »
I wont go for the G. Although I know its a great lens, I have read on here, dyxum and other forums that too many people have had bad copies with focus issues and optics not up to quality.
Rgds,
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I think all lenses suffer with problems, you just tend to hear more about them the higher the cost of the lens.
As you may be aware of the issues i had with my 70-200, but id get another one tommorrow.

Simon (aka Sprintide) has the Tamron and i got to play with it alongside my 70-200, its a good lens, though not upto the G on focussing and IQ.


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Re: 2nd Beercan Dead
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2010, 01:37:07 PM »
Kurt, do you have this lens already? I have read that the IQ is very good but the focusing is a little on the slow side. I mainly used my beercans for aviation and portrait shots so tracking af is important. Can you comment on this at all?

Unfortunately I don't have it yet .... :-(   But, it is coming and hopefully soon. I'll let you know my first hand experiences when I get the lens.

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