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More Tamron news. The 90mm Macro is getting an in lens motor for D40(x) and D60 use.

Guess what? Later this month for Japan, other markets sometime later. Thanks again Tamron.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08090205tamron_AF90mm.asp

Identification code for this D40(x)/D60 model is : 272E
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Seems the Zeiss 21/2.8 is going to be 1399.00 Euros. Not as bad as expected for such a superb piece of glass if its predecessor is anything to go by.
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Looks interesting, I wonder how this and the new Tamron 10-24mm will compare.
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New Sigma 24-70/2.8 with HSM. LMAO if its as good as the big 3 but a third of the price. Hope so.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08092303sigma_24_70_lens.asp
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It is brand new as well, and real ring-type HSM. Looking forward to seeing how this one does.
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The Tamron 10-24 is now listed ( but still not in stock ) on Adorama's site

http://www.adorama.com/TM1024MAX.html?searchinfo=tamron%2010-24&item_no=3

$500
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£350 over here then. If its as good as their recent lenses and you can get it for £300 or less then I'll go for that.
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Pic of the Tokina 12-24 II here for identification purposes -

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/photokina2008/Tokina/DSC_1138.jpg
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Anyone seen the new Siggy 24-70/2.8 yet?
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Vivitar's owner, Sakar, has indicated it is to bring back the legendary Series 1 lens lineup.

Starting with a 85mm f/1.4 and a couple of mirror lenses ( AF? ).

http://www.dcviews.com/press/vivitar-v8025.htm

The Series 1 line dates back to the 70s and were intended to be top quality optics at good prices. The original 70-210 for example is still very highly regarded today. They did however go through other manufacturers. I think the original 70-210 was actually made by Tokina and later versions came from Cosina and Kiron.
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Ken Rockwell reviews the Tamron 10-24mm: http://kenrockwell.com/tamron/10-24mm.htm

Although all you've got to go on the picture quality is his word and one web-sized photograph...
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Forget that Vivitar news.

The mirrors and 630-1300mm are just rebrands of lenses already available in Germany branded 'Walimex' and actually made in Korea by Samyang. The 85mm is a full manual lens made by Polar http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=30607091
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Sigmas new 24-70/2.8 HSM to list at £799.99. Street will obviously be lower (around £550-600 maybe). If its good, its far cheaper than the major three and with price rises coming on those (all may soon be over a grand on the street), it may be a real sleeper.
More expensive than I thought, but the original model is to stay in the range as well and its a fine lens for £250-300.
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I have only just seen that on another forum, glad I got my 10-20 when I did :)
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Just ordered my first lens to replace the kit glass with the D40, Tamron 18-200mm. Should be here by the weekend!
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Tamron have started up a blog with entries from staff and professional photographers using their products

http://tamrontechstips.typepad.com/tamron_blog/
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Sigmas announced/released

Announced :
18-50 2.8-4.5 DC OS HSM
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0903/09030304sigma18mm50mm.asp

Released :
50-200mm f4-5.6 DC OS HSM
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0903/09030304sigma18mm50mm.asp

Released :
24-70mm F2.8 IF EX DG HSM
18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0903/09030302sigma18mm250mm24mm70mm.asp
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