Tamron 14-150 for m43!!

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Louis_Dobson
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Re: Great! I need a new paperweight!
In reply to Steen Bay, Jan 30, 2013

No indeed.  As I said at the beginning, it is hard to make a lens which is never useful to anyone ever.  But it will be sold to mug punters as a One Lens Does It All! solution, whereas actually it does rather little.  It's quite specialised, courtesy of the slow aperture, which means either you need a very bright day, or you forget action, or you settle for a shot messed up by NR.  
There are plenty of gaps in the MFT range.  A long prime, a fast long zoom, a really fast portrait lens, a UWA prime, a cheap macro, whatever.  There is already a high end expensive superzoom, a type that I feel does badly on MFT and is normally better covered with a bridge camera, so either this goes head to head with that (meh) or else it is a much cheaper device (my bet), in which case it really will not out perform a bridge camera.

Steen Bay wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:

windsprite wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:

Well, you have the edge on me, because I DO do heavy PP, hence neither compacts nor superzooms are of interest to me.

What's the connection between superzooms and whether or not one does heavy pp?

Julie

Because small sensors have less DR at base ISO, so heavy PP is not possible. A small sensor camera is therefore of no interest to me whatsoever. But even with a big sensor I have to work at base ISO, so a 150mm f5.8 lens is also totally useless to me, it would be utterly unusable most of the time. For my particular purposes, an MFT camera plus primes is the answer - MFT has plenty of DR at base ISO, and fast primes keep me there. I can see why other people have different needs, but I don't see this lens doing much for many people.

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But on the other hand, if you'll have stop the lens down to f/5.6 or f/8 in order to get the DoF you want, then it doesn't really matter whether the lens is fast or not.

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