New Tamron 24-75 f 2.8 VR heft

Started Nov 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Joe Melillo
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New Tamron 24-75 f 2.8 VR heft
Nov 18, 2012

I've used the Tamron 28-75 f 2.8 for years and like it. I am very interested in the new image stabilized model, which presumably also brings along optical and build quality improvements. The new lens is a good bit more expensive but not unreasonably priced for a premium product (especially  compared to Nikon's 24-70).  However, the new Tamron is 60% heavier than the old 28-75; for me, that's a problem with a walk-around midrange zoom.

I  also do some wedding work and don't relish upping the weight package. I generally shoot with camera and flash on a bracket.

Why does quality gear need to be so heavy? Don't lightweight materials exist that are durable and can be weather sealed? I think many photographers would pay a premium for lightweight durability, but suspect that manufacturers long ago decided that a hefty product more easily lends itself to a hefty price tag.

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