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    It will have to be good ---

    Tokina have released their version of the 70-200 F/4 VR lens and going by the pictures on the site it comes with a tripod foot but at only $300.00 less than the excellent Nikon version it will have to be very very very good to compete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I @ M View Post
    ....... it will have to be very very very good to compete.
    (I think) It will have to be a lot better to compete!

    $300 difference is not enough to warrant the purchase of a non branded item(I reckon).
    If it's astoundingly better AND cheaper then it has a chance.

    IIRC the Nikon comes without the tripod foot, which costs about $200-ish itself .. so you'd want to compare like with like.

    So is that $300 difference for the barefooted Nikon lens, or Nikon version + the extra for the foot?
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    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC


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    Looking into it further the Tokina doesn't list the tripod foot as a standard inclusion and it is heavier than the Nikon. I think that there will have to be some considerable street price adjustment very quickly for it to sell a single copy.

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