I'm glad Sigma and Tamron are releasing lenses

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
peppermonkey Veteran Member • Posts: 4,593
Panasonic camera users may appreciate the new Tamron lens...

amtberg wrote:

Sigma and Tamron are excellent lens makers so it's good to see them supporting MFT. OTOH, what I've seen so far has been pretty bleh. From Sigma, slowish primes in odd focal lengths that are primarily designed for NEX, and from Tamron another super zoom when we already have two good ones from Panny and Olympus.

Would love to see a fast normal zoom that goes from 12mm to something longer than 35mm, or a fast prime in the 200-300mm range (with IS).

Would love to see a fast normal zoom as well but all things considered, the Tamron one may do well if their pricing is good and it's optical qualities are in line with their current all-in-one zooms they have today. Specially since Panny's version is so large and the Oly one doesn't have OIS.

The Sigma's...well, for those with budget constraints who don't already have the equivalent primes, they may be of interest since price should be good, but don't really see any other enticement...

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