Superzoom Sony/Tamron Lens Comparison

Started Aug 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Just noisy AF... but I'm happy with Sony SAL18250
In reply to aaanouel, Aug 8, 2012

If that's important to you, it seems to be that Tamron AF piezoelectric motor is much more silent.
Tammy 18270 users, opinion please?

I recently purchased the Tamron, choosing it over the Sony mainly for this reason. I can say the focusing is pretty quiet, though not as quiet as the SSM motor on the higher end Sony lenses. If you're filming a quiet room, you'll hear the focus, but if there's a normal amount of ambient or subject noise, you probably won't notice it.

It's a great lens for video, and I've been very impressed with the still picture quality as well. Of course, you'll need a flash for indoors unless you want high ISO, though (that's true for the Sony version as well).

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