Robin Wong's 12-200 review is out

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Tamron makes similar C and N lenses but the market is much bigger and they can underprice the premium lenses those manufacturers offer.

If they wanted to compete with OLY PRO lenses they would have a chance at 75% of OLY MSRP but probably you are right that they were not successful with a 14-150 and may not try again.

Sigma had a similar experience with the 19, 30, 60 f/2.8 primes. Underrated from my experience, no longer needed after f/2.8 zooms were available that are very good.

The OEMs have most of the AF lens range covered. If I were the 3rd party product manager, I'd look at the premium price lens range to see if I could do something there. I would not expect to find opportunity in consumer price lenses. That won't help drive consumer lens prices down unless driving premium lens prices down pressures the price of consumer price lenses.

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