Tamron 150-600mm Lens thread number 2

Started Jan 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Jim Funston Senior Member • Posts: 1,698
Re: why not for Pentax?...indeed very sad

Personally I started this game back in the early 60's when the old school users back then were fighting having a battery in their cameras. Been through a amazing near half a century of technological advancements. Many I fought; some I embraced, but, as far as a picture taking tool and its resulting ease of use and IQ today's technology delivers literally blows away the tools we had back then. One such line in the sand many made was the EVF's vs OVF's. I adopted early into this technology by buying a A1 digital KM and then the A33. Both were very rough and really maybe not ready for the marketplace but very quickly I could see the EVF's advantages. My a77 got a much better EVF but as you said iso noise above 400 really sucked. Now my a99 has a even much better EVF than the 77 and it also has good high iso performance and is a camera one can just pickup and shoot and not have to think about limitation or workarounds for inherent issue. I really enjoy this body, the FF format, and it reminds me of my old film cameras in its no BS functionality. It does everything I want a camera to do when I want it.

But, there will be more lines in the sand with the old school fighting technological advancements in the future just as there have been for as long as I can remember. It just seems to be part of this game and unavoidable. I have gotten to the point I do not try and persuade others in any direction and just do what I think is best for me. So far with the exception of Polarvision and Betamax I have done better moving forward than having a death grip on my current levels of technology.

I foresee the a77 being a perfect match for the 150-600mm in good light and will probably find a permanent home on the back of this lens till it no longer functions.

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