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deal on tamron 17-50 f2.8 (new version)

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deal on tamron 17-50 f2.8 (new version)

Anyone can point me towards a deal on this great lens. I'm sure other people would like to know as well.
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Did a quick search, Aden has it for $610 plus shipping & applicable tax, Hong Kong eBay sellers seems to carry it for around $600 with free shipping.
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Dang, that's a good price.. It's $623 USD on Amazon.com :(
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The Ontario Ebay seller prodigital2000 replied to me in regards to a question I sent them in the beginning of December about the VC version of the Tammy 17-50mm:

The cost will be approximately $580.

Thanks! :)

- prodigital2000
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anyone got information on batches, quality?

heard hints of strange stuff, like sharpness at 2.8 better than 4.0, but this is only on some copies
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a friend of mine told me downtown camera list them for high 500, so better than buying from ebay?
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jackwest wrote:
Jan 1st, 2010 5:42 pm
anyone got information on batches, quality?

heard hints of strange stuff, like sharpness at 2.8 better than 4.0, but this is only on some copies
the-digital-picture.com reviewed it and seems to think the old version is better. I am not sure if he got a bad copy but if anyone want to lend me their new 17-50 VC for canon I can do a comparison hehe.
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I purchased from prodigital before. They are actually owned by carman's foto source so they are definitely trustworthy and the shipping was fast.
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Downtown Camera's boxing day ad has it for $574 (says $60 off). The sale ends tomorrow. If you end up getting it, please post your thoughts on it!
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Nealester wrote:
Jan 2nd, 2010 1:32 pm
I purchased from prodigital before. They are actually owned by carman's foto source so they are definitely trustworthy and the shipping was fast.
+1 ordered K7 and a lens from them before and received promptly.
I think they have a separate camera bag store on ebay as well.
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I ordered from prodigital too and can comment on the ebay auction. Great communication, and super fast shipment. Warranty was registered on tamron's site with no issues, and I'm happy with mine. You may have read this already, but at f2.8, it really is sharp. Really sharp.
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guess your talking about old version? cuz prodigital doesnt have the VC version yet

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