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02-06-2012, 10:52 PM   #1
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Super Performance Tamron 24-70MM F/2.8 Lens

So Tamron has just announced this new lens.



Looks really nice, but according to the article I read about it, there are no plans for it to be released in a Pentax mount. I remember reading on this forum that Tamron will no longer be developing new lenses for Pentax. Is that true? Or was it only specific lenses. This seems like it would be nice to have.

Here's a link to the article:
Super Performance Tamron | Pixiq

02-06-2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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Interesting. It's a shame if they won't make it in Pentax mount, as I am sure a lot of people would like the optics of the current Tamron 28-75 F2.8 but with the USM silent focusing. Maybe it will take them a little longer to come out with a Pentax mount that doesn't have the vibration compensation build in (kind of like the Sigma 30mm Pentax version).
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That should not be the reason, since they intend to come up with a Sony version as well, that does not need vibration compensaiton either.

It is great that this lens appear to have some kind of WR protection.
The only thing I do not like is its hidious weight around 800g.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ferdinand Quote
The only thing I do not like is its hidious weight around 800g.
it's heavy because it's for FF too (with that kind of FL, it would be not design for APS at first anyway).

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I dont think Tamron has a license for Pentax's sdm (equivalent) functionalities (if i'm not mistaken tamron has never made an in lens focusing motor for pentax). So I'm guessing its the need to add a screw drive thats stopping them.
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Complain to Tamron. I've done it on their web site and facebook list...

If performance is anywhere as good as the 28-75 and 70-200 and this new USM motor is better than the somewhat flaky focusing of those two lenses, it'd be a winner even at $600...
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I think I'll be in queue for this one for my 7D
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ferdinand Quote
That should not be the reason, since they intend to come up with a Sony version as well, that does not need vibration compensaiton either.

It is great that this lens appear to have some kind of WR protection.
The only thing I do not like is its hidious weight around 800g.
I believe Sony owns something close to 20% of Tamron and some of the new Sony lenses are Tamron designs.

It is 100g lighter than the Canon L versions. The weight is comparable to professional grade lenses from other manufacturers in that focal length.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Verglace Quote
I dont think Tamron has a license for Pentax's sdm (equivalent) functionalities (if i'm not mistaken tamron has never made an in lens focusing motor for pentax). So I'm guessing its the need to add a screw drive thats stopping them.
That is not what is stopping them. There is just nor enough of a market for this lens in K-mount for Tamron to develop it. Canon and Nikon do not license any of their lens designs to anyone, but that does not stop Sigma, Tamron, or Tokina.
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It looks like a great lens. I wish it was an option for Pentax users.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
Complain to Tamron. I've done it on their web site and facebook list...

If performance is anywhere as good as the 28-75 and 70-200 and this new USM motor is better than the somewhat flaky focusing of those two lenses, it'd be a winner even at $600...
I have a feeling this lens is going to be closer to $900, though depending in its performance, it might still be a bargain (as compared to the Canon/Nikon 24-70 w/o VC).
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I would love to see this lens develop in a Pentax mount. It sure would be great to have this lens on my K5!
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
I have a feeling this lens is going to be closer to $900, though depending in its performance, it might still be a bargain (as compared to the Canon/Nikon 24-70 w/o VC).
According to canon forums the RRP is $1299. So the street price will probably be around $1150-1200 or thereabouts for the beginning. Still a good deal compared to 24-70/2.8 LII or the Nikkor 24-70/2.8 G both of which lack VR.

It's really shame they won't do it in K mount (there is no reason to believe they will as they didn't do it with 60/2.8 nor with the new 70-300 USD) as the focal length would make it fantastic walkaround (35-105 equivalent)...

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QuoteOriginally posted by axl Quote
According to canon forums the RRP is $1299. So the street price will probably be around $1150-1200 or thereabouts for the beginning. Still a good deal compared to 24-70/2.8 LII or the Nikkor 24-70/2.8 G both of which lack VR.

It's really shame they won't do it in K mount (there is no reason to believe they will as they didn't do it with 60/2.8 nor with the new 70-300 USD) as the focal length would make it fantastic walkaround (35-105 equivalent)...

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Yeah, when I guessed $900, I was thinking more long term street price, but I also figured I was being slightly optomistic Around $1100 is probably about there it will initially settle, assuming it turns out to be a decent lens. I'd have no second thoughts about switching from the (more expensive) 24-70G and picking up the new Tamron if it turns out to be a good lens. Although VR certainly isn't essential, there are certainly times when I'd prefer to have it. I always liked my 28-75/2.8 (which I still have for Pentax, and I'm currently borrowing a Nikon mount copy), so we'll see how this one works out.

As for being released in K-mount, I'm guessing it won't be, but I'd certainly like to be wrong in this case.
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