Shame on Tamron

Started Jun 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Marvin Doering
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Shame on Tamron
Jun 15, 2012

I needed a long tele for my NEX-7. Since I have the Alpha lens adapters I figured I could get the Tamron 70-300 for Sony and have autofocus and IS. The ad made a point of talking about how great the in lens IS was. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the IS was only in the Canon and Nikon versions (not mentioned in the ad) and conspicuously absent from the Sony version although the price, $449, is the same for both versions. I am therefore stuck with a lens that I can only use with a tripod which is not easy as I shoot from a wheel chair. I could send it back I suppose but I hate doing that once I have opened the box so I will have to learn to live with it. I hope by writing this to prevent others from making the same mistake I did.
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