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setaside2

Lives in United States Denver, CO, United States
Works as a Tamron Rocky Mtn Territory: ID MT WY UT CO AZ NM
Joined on Feb 23, 2004
About me:

Industry geek for 22 years now. Currently Tamron sales. Former Olympus Rep, former Sony Rep. Was in the Rainbow Room for the birth of mirrorless and captured the first ever stitched panoramic image from a mirrorless camera. Shoot whatever I can get my hands on, whatever I am handed. Firmly believe the statement in my signature... though I'll amend that there are always tools better suited to a task. That's why I love working for who I work for.

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Tamron also manufactures the vast majority of their product line outside of China but will likely have the same sort of short chain issues that are annoying Sigma at the moment. Makes me wonder about Tokina, as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2020 at 21:56 UTC as 31st comment
On article Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 Di OSD gallery updated (60 comments in total)
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Kaappo: Great lens. At the same level as EF 16-35 / 4

Completely new design, new glass, and coatings. This is the modern successor to the old 17-35 in many ways but stands alone, really, in the ultra wide category with its performance:price ratio.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2019 at 18:11 UTC
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Dave Oddie: How about one of those video reviews comparing the various wide angle zoom offerings? While you can read the specs and see it is much lighter then the GM it's still hard to visualise hoy handles and compares until you see side by side comparisons.

I have a pet hate re lenses which is the trend to ever larger fast lenses. The huge F1.4 35mm lenses and the F2.8 zooms which to me always seem to pay a large size penalty for a mere one stop over an F4 lens.

I think there is niche there Tamron could fill. a compact 70-210 F4, 70-300 F5.6 and 100-400 F6.3 would sell to a lot of people who want to keep their A7 system lightweight. A 28-90 F4 cheaper and lighter than the Sony 24-105 would also sell well I reckon. (Don't like 24-70's, not long enough even though I like the 24 at the wide end).

So while this lens is smaller and lighter than comparable optics I hope it is not a signal that Tamron will follow Sigma and just release fast lenses that are usually quite large.

@David Oddie their blog has all the images and slider comparisons. You may find that more useful, overall. I did.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2019 at 00:50 UTC
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Love Photography 888: If you want this lens it's best to put your pre-order in ASAP. The 28-75mm f2.8 was sold out for months. And saw a price increase after demand was so high for it.

The price increase in the US was actually due to the Chinese tariff situation. We were unable to avoid the price increase, though we waited as long as we could. 4 other lenses were also affected but, since they aren't in the news every day :) no one noticed. We don't increase price due to demand. We actually feel such things are unethical.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2019 at 00:41 UTC
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4sofnature: Weighs 420g (less than 24GM and Sigma 16), 9.9cm long, internal zoom, takes filter, no less sharp than GM, for only $899!

First solid comparison review from Krolop & Gerst is up on YouTube. They did a solid job and back up their findings with full info and slider comparisons on their blog. Spoiler: no it's not the GM but it's pretty darn close. And that's solid.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2019 at 00:36 UTC
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Becksvart: Looking promising. "Ship in late July.." globally? No hint from the local retailers just yet.

25 July in the US as well.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 18:22 UTC
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Banderras: I want more coverage on this lens. I want reviews and field tests and Chris & Jordan on it!
How is it that some German youtube guy has already posted a 30min video with samples but not any of the English youtube usual suspects?

Easy: Europe got their samples first. Also: if Chris calls my lenses "chintzy," again, we're going to have words.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 18:19 UTC
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Dave Oddie: How about one of those video reviews comparing the various wide angle zoom offerings? While you can read the specs and see it is much lighter then the GM it's still hard to visualise hoy handles and compares until you see side by side comparisons.

I have a pet hate re lenses which is the trend to ever larger fast lenses. The huge F1.4 35mm lenses and the F2.8 zooms which to me always seem to pay a large size penalty for a mere one stop over an F4 lens.

I think there is niche there Tamron could fill. a compact 70-210 F4, 70-300 F5.6 and 100-400 F6.3 would sell to a lot of people who want to keep their A7 system lightweight. A 28-90 F4 cheaper and lighter than the Sony 24-105 would also sell well I reckon. (Don't like 24-70's, not long enough even though I like the 24 at the wide end).

So while this lens is smaller and lighter than comparable optics I hope it is not a signal that Tamron will follow Sigma and just release fast lenses that are usually quite large.

Look up Krolop Gerst on YouTube. They have a pretty solid comparison video already up. Vs the 16-35 GM and 28mm f/2.0

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2019 at 18:16 UTC
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Joed700: This 35mm f/1.4 looks so much like the Sigma version with the word Tamron printer on it.

You know if Sigma made a sleek, unibody lens that's actually weather sealed and gasketed, without eastern block inspired bevels and a switch block that sticks out a mile. Sure. Looks just like it.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 20:22 UTC
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Bernd B: I won‘t buy any Tamron lens anymore ever!
My SP 45 1.8 works only in a very unreliable way with my Z7 and the FTZ adapter.
No firmware update available.
My Sigma ART 50, 35 and 24 work flawless, even though two of them are older than the Tamron.
No support from you, Tamron, no money from me!

Tamron has steadily been upgrading their lens line for both Z and R compatibility, as an FYI. Be patient.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 20:19 UTC
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Redleaf: Sounds good, but everyone knows that from the first BBAR coatings they have improved alot, now they say its BBAR gen 2?, GEN 2 NOW? from the eighties adaptall lenses, why only now?

BBAR has been improved continuously since the 1980s, obviously, as both lens design and digital capture necessitate (at minimum). BBAR 2, however, is a completely new revolution in AR and deserves it's Gen2 moniker.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 20:18 UTC
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(unknown member): Warning Lens World..Tamron often creates a new lens, using the same old innards with new sheep’s clothing...

24-70mm 2.8 G2
15-30mm 2.8 G2

Same Lenses as the originals..with out any improvements optically...new casing..old glass..several reviewers said no improvements at all.

So is this new 35mm the same old glass, but without Vibration Reduction???
Tamron ??? Is it?

In the cases of the 24-70 and 15-30: the G2 versions share the same array as their predecessors but in fact use different glass formulae, new coatings, new AF motors, new stabilization units, new bodies with higher grade construct and weather seals. They are most certainly upgrades. The 90 macro follows the same upgrade path. The 70-200 G2 is a completely different lens from its predecessor as is the 150-600 G2. Methinks the OP knows nothing of lens design or production.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 20:15 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: Does the Nikon version have electronic aperture control? I ask because if so it would only shoot at widest aperture on my F5 film SLR. Anyone know?

All Tamron lenses released in Nikon since and including the SP 85mm f/1.8 VC three years ago have been electromagnetic aperture diaphragm.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 20:07 UTC
On article Canon launches updated EF 70-200mm F4L IS II (234 comments in total)

It had better be astonishing with the new Tamron 70-210 f/4 killing it in reviews for $500 less. I'll be looking forward to the comparisons. Kudos, though, for what is clearly a major overhaul of what was already a great lens. The new 2.8 L IS III is rather ho-hum in comparison.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2018 at 03:28 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies

I find it intriguing that there are no Tamron lenses shown in your "Gear in this story panel." Also, the Tamron 70-200 will be $1300. An even better price than that quoted.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 20:33 UTC as 13th comment
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QuarryCat: sorry Tamron, this is just another boring "me too" lens (70-200 mm)
what I need is something overlapping with the 2.8/24-70 mm -
it should be a 2.8/50-200 mm or even better a 4.0/50-300 mm.
The best lens in this category is now for the first time a Nikkor 2.8/70-200 mm FL.

Canon and Sigma will come with new lenses soon.
Double weight and double price (against a 4.0/70-200 mm) for just one stop more, is to much.

I just compared the price between the new Tamron 2.8 and Nikon f/4. The Nikon is more expensive by $200. The Canon f/4 is less by $150 (after rebate. $100 before). This would indicate that the Tamron, being better built than the Nikon, having better AF and stabilization properties than either the Canon or Nikon, and better theoretical resolution than either of them (based on the charts) plus double the light, arcs-swiss nativity, and USB programmability is a.) NOT a "me too" piece of glass in the slightest and is therefore b.) worth the extra weight by far. You can't be serious.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 15:27 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Canon mount but focuses Nikon direction...? That's why I didn't buy the last one. But I did buy the 45/1.8 and 15-30/2.8 for AMount because they focus in same direction as the native system.

First Sigma, now Tamron... Why are you guys inconsistent with focus and zoom directional rotations? Why not provide native direction to the mount it's designed for... Like Zeiss.

Otherwise, I'm sure these are nice. I'm always very pleased with my "proper" tamron lenses, with many current and legacy SP's going back to 1991... still in use today.

Never called anyone a simpleton, I just don't let little things (to me) like that get in the way of better potential. If it's the better lens, I'll take it. Gear disappears the second I look through the viewfinder. I don't get hung up on piddly little details like that: they only get in the way if I let them. That's a choice I make. If I can photographically adapt to any room and any environment without complaint, I can certainly spin the ring another direction.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Canon mount but focuses Nikon direction...? That's why I didn't buy the last one. But I did buy the 45/1.8 and 15-30/2.8 for AMount because they focus in same direction as the native system.

First Sigma, now Tamron... Why are you guys inconsistent with focus and zoom directional rotations? Why not provide native direction to the mount it's designed for... Like Zeiss.

Otherwise, I'm sure these are nice. I'm always very pleased with my "proper" tamron lenses, with many current and legacy SP's going back to 1991... still in use today.

I have never understood this excuse for not purchasing the best lens available. So what if it 'zooms the wrong way?' Did you not adapt to the rest of your gear, learning how to correctly use it? I've multiple brands in my kit and have no issues with the changing of direction of rotation that comes with it. Weddings are no problem, neither are concerts or sports. Just give me the glass. I'll make it work.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 13:55 UTC
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FLruckas: $400 less than the previous model's introduction.....
Hmm...
Not selling so well?
Compared to camera mfg lens prices which are going through the roof.....
Interesting.....

*Tamron not 'take on.' This phone hates me.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
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FLruckas: $400 less than the previous model's introduction.....
Hmm...
Not selling so well?
Compared to camera mfg lens prices which are going through the roof.....
Interesting.....

Take on have an advantage: the make for more mounts and they produce all their own components. Keeps the price down. Also it's clear they're not marking up the lens just so rebates can look impressive, something the industry has made practically standard. I have to give them kudos for showing the market a price that doesn't need a rebate on a lens that, because of the price, has no competition.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 13:52 UTC
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