Josh152: This nice and all but what I would love to see from Tamron is a wide angle f/2.8 zoom on the level of their 24-70 and 70-200 so Tamron has a full trinity to compete with the Nikon and Canon versions.
Aerial photography = sense.
Many other low light, static subject, moving camera uses.
Yes. with VC.
oh wow, I guess I didn't check back to see that people liked the shot. :) I focused on the mountain/sky. The meadow in the foreground is not sharp, but I liked it for color and balance drawing you into the sky.
Tom Caldwell: Just think of the primes as limited editions (prototypes?) for some as yet unannounced "stills" camera for the masses. Interesting that not only can they be focused manually but they have manual aperture control and will suit a FF sensor. This is a major departure from the current EF electronically controlled aperture. Is Canon about to obsolete it's current EF range of lenses? - hardly dare one might think.
Pricing? Adjust demand to cover the hand assembly of very specialist lenses which would never be expected to sell in any quantity. Too big a demand? They will put the price up.
Manual aperture control is standard and necessary for most film shoots and likely would not be carried over to still cameras.