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02-07-2014, 08:01 AM   #1
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Tamron - the new kit lens ?

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What do you think about this lens ?

Should be introduced on the CP+ 2014


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02-07-2014, 08:04 AM   #2
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I doubt it can be better than the megazoom offerings from Sigma (the 18-250mm macro & the new 18-200mm Contemporary).
02-07-2014, 08:15 AM   #3
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Personally I'm waiting for the 10-500mm kit lens that has IQ = to the FA 31 for under $200.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Driline Quote
Personally I'm waiting for the 10-500mm kit lens that has IQ = to the FA 31 for under $200.
I'll wait til the half price fire sale...

---------- Post added 02-07-14 at 09:20 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Driline:
Personally I'm waiting for the 10-500mm kit lens that has IQ = to the FA 31 for under $200.
I'll wait til the half price fire sale...

Whoops! Looks like my phone had a hiccup! Sorry...

02-07-2014, 08:27 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Driline Quote
Personally I'm waiting for the 10-500mm kit lens that has IQ = to the FA 31 for under $200.
It's gotta be f:1.8 or faster, tho. :P
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It's gotta be f:1.8 or faster, tho. :P
I am holding out for f/1.4 and the porter to carry the thing.


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The range is certainly huge.. 16mm on wide is wider than most mid range zooms, and 300mm is more tele than most zooms.. having both in one package definitely sounds cool, but I cant help to wonder what the tradeoff is. Its pretty dark and its IQ cant be spectacular. But if you shoot raw and have good lens profiles, it might be good enough for those vacation travels.
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You Think?

I heard that only the Pentax-mount version will be offered in f/2.8, the Nikon and Canon version will be f/4.5 to f/5.8.
Also, it's weight will be 11.2 ounces and takes a 49mm filter. Great news, eh?
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I like it. I love super zooms. With software today, you can make super zooms really serviceable.

That's an awesome range. It's probably not coming out for Pentax though.
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I didn't think any Tamron VC lenses were available for Pentax (at least not when Tamron-branded), so it seems unlikely this would be.
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