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Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 to GH2


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Hi guys,

I really want this setup for wedding shoots on my GH2.

Since the Canon 70-200mm is out of the question due to the lack of aperture control.

However I've been looking around at Nikon G mount lenses, apparently they have adapters that have manual aperture control.

So I was wondering.

Tamron 70-200mm Nikon mount + Nikon G to M4/3 adapter + GH2

Anybody have any experience with this setup?
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I don't have experience with the Tamron, but i can recommend you the Tokina 80-200mm f2.8, the Nikon mount have aperture ring, there's two models one older than the other. Look here for a reference price of the two models.
Older:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tokina-AT-X-SD-AF-80-200mm-f-2-8-for-Nikon-Mint-/170895410831?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item27ca29068f

Latest:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-fit-Tokina-80-200mm-f2-8-AF-Pro-AT-X-Lens-Used-/200788913717?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item2ebff3ae35

For Canon FD mount can be found too!

Good luck.
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The image coming from the Tokina 80-200 latest generation for me is very good, maybe just a little soft at f2.8 but just a little bit, previously i own the Nikon AF 80-200 and is very similar in image to the Tokina, color rendition and sharpness.

The Tokina is a tank (literary), i have the Minolta/Sony version because is what i use, mine have 5 years with me and no a single problem.

Some reviews:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=237&sort=7&cat=40&page=1
http://www.photographyreview.com/cat/lenses/35mm-zoom/tokina/PRD_84296_3128crx.aspx
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/246/

The Tamron is very good too, but the Tokina building is a lot better.
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Hey wondering why using a long telephoto zoom lens for wedding.. I see the F2.8 is it because you want a nice shallow depth of field, which the 200mm + 2.8 will get you, but you will have to be so far away from your subject and the framing will be small to work with.. why don't you use a medium telephoto size like 50 or 85mm with big aperture?

I'm just asking to hear your answer, you could teach me something new.. but here is a lens you can add to your option, its fairly new by Rokinon.. not many ratings or feedback yet but its great price.. The lens structure and build is not a great as that nikon lens but its a 85mm with F1.4 for $300! this lens is on my wish list

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/769411-REG/Rokinon_85M_O_85mm_f_1_4_Aspherical_Lens.html
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[quote name='dreams2movies' timestamp='1345102869' post='15791']
Hey wondering why using a long telephoto zoom lens for wedding.. I see the F2.8 is it because you want a nice shallow depth of field, which the 200mm + 2.8 will get you, but you will have to be so far away from your subject and the framing will be small to work with.. why don't you use a medium telephoto size like 50 or 85mm with big aperture?

I'm just asking to hear your answer, you could teach me something new.. but here is a lens you can add to your option, its fairly new by Rokinon.. not many ratings or feedback yet but its great price.. The lens structure and build is not a great as that nikon lens but its a 85mm with F1.4 for $300! this lens is on my wish list

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/769411-REG/Rokinon_85M_O_85mm_f_1_4_Aspherical_Lens.html
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Its actually something I learnt from the stillmotion guys actually in this video.
http://vimeo.com/15030910

Makes sense, so I want to give it a shot.
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Yeah, great tutorial, thanks for sharing...

however, i'm just a one man team, a zoom lens does make sense more so than all primes, but 45-200 panasonic lens, which should get more options and field of view than 70-200 to cover more action.

2-3 GH2 would be a blessing, but I just have to wait until I get more money to spend, but I think planing ahead before the wedding, attending rehearsal and finding the pauses within the ceremonies... one may be capable of capturing atleast have of those angles with one camera..
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