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04-19-2014, 05:37 AM   #1
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Tamron 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO

As a new user could someone enlighten me regarding the below I have been saving the monies for the Tamron 70mm 200mm
but this new lens is out now would I be better going for that they are about the same price.

Anyone got information on this lens would it be better than the Tamron 70mm 200mm

Tamron 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom777 Quote
As a new user could someone enlighten me regarding the below I have been saving the monies for the Tamron 70mm 200mm
but this new lens is out now would I be better going for that they are about the same price.

Anyone got information on this lens would it be better than the Tamron 70mm 200mm

Tamron 16-300MM F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO (Model B016)

Thanks Tom G
Does it produce pentax K mount?
04-19-2014, 07:26 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by JohnX Quote
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Maybe Pentax at a later date?????????????? I hope
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tom777 Quote
Maybe Pentax at a later date?????????????? I hope
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You never know. Third party lens producers do seem to be waking up to Pentax's resurgence.

On a lens choice note, have you considered Pentax lenses? The DA* 50-135 is astounding!

Generally, it seems the shorter the zoom range the better the quality overall.
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When was the last time a new Tamron lens was produced for Pentax? Maybe there is a relationship between Pentax and Tamron that precludes Tamron from producing at least some, or possibly all, new lens models in Pentax mount. That's extremely disappointing, and, coupled with limited support from other manufacturers (Sigma), leaves Pentax users with extremely limited options for modern lenses.
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A conspiracy theorist would suggest that Pentax and Tamron do have an agreement over lenses. For example, the 18 - 270 Tamron isn't available in Pentax mount but is available rebadged as a Pentax lens (possibly with Pentax coatings) for almost 50% more than the other system versions cost.
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QuoteOriginally posted by matt_not_andrew Quote
A conspiracy theorist would suggest that Pentax and Tamron do have an agreement over lenses. For example, the 18 - 270 Tamron isn't available in Pentax mount but is available rebadged as a Pentax lens (possibly with Pentax coatings) for almost 50% more than the other system versions cost.
Well, at one point there was the Tamron 28-105 AF, of wobbly front barrel fame, and Pentax resold it as well - although I'm not sure if the two were actually manufactured simultaneously. Perhaps the Tamron designer defected to Pentax to produce the Pentax version, and then developed the equally-wobbly 16-45mm. I can't think of other examples; someone will undoubtedly come along with information if any exist. But it's definitely damaging Pentax to not encourage a more thriving 3rd party market. First Tokina was gone, then (apparently) Tamron, and of course Sigma is only a limited participant.

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You never know. Third party lens producers do seem to be waking up to Pentax's resurgence.

On a lens choice note, have you considered Pentax lenses? The DA* 50-135 is astounding!

Generally, it seems the shorter the zoom range the better the quality overall.
I'm not really seeing the trend you are with regard to 3rd party lens availability for Pentax. I'm actually seeing the opposite.

I'm sure that the 50-135, with non-broken SDM, is amazing, but it's in a different price category than the 70-200 or the new 16-300.

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Sigma has released its art lens 18-300mm lens for the k-mount... Might be worth checking out...
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Sigma has released its art lens 18-300mm lens for the k-mount... Might be worth checking out...
I believe it's contemporary, not art, but so far the reviews for the lens in other mounts seem to be positive (for such a wide-ranging zoom), so the Sigma might turn out to be the best-performing of that category yet. Those two millimeters the Tamron has would definitely be an advantage, though.
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