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07-30-2008, 08:09 AM   #1
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Tamron 18-270

I see where T'ron now has gone to 15x and in-lens anti-shake, but only for CANIKONs. It will be interesting to see reviews. I remain content with my 13,9x 18-250................

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QuoteOriginally posted by John Kovarik Quote
I see where T'ron now has gone to 15x and in-lens anti-shake, but only for CANIKONs. It will be interesting to see reviews. I remain content with my 13,9x 18-250................
In how many years will it be out?
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lol...exactly what I was thinking. Note that the press release was just an "announcement" that they were working on something. Like the 10-24, it probably means "well, we got all the internal lenses put together into a plastic PVS plumbing tube and the image looks sharp sorta, so now we can *market* it and worry about the actual engineering later". Again, no ETA in the press release and I'll bet if you ask the Tamron folks like I did for the 10-24, they'll just be embarrassed and say "yeah, we don't know why Tamron Japan just announces crap w/o an ETA"
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
lol...exactly what I was thinking. Note that the press release was just an "announcement" that they were working on something. Like the 10-24, it probably means "well, we got all the internal lenses put together into a plastic PVS plumbing tube and the image looks sharp sorta, so now we can *market* it and worry about the actual engineering later". Again, no ETA in the press release and I'll bet if you ask the Tamron folks like I did for the 10-24, they'll just be embarrassed and say "yeah, we don't know why Tamron Japan just announces crap w/o an ETA"
Perhaps they expect Sigma to launch a successor at photokina to their now over classed 18-200mm design and this is sort of a pre-emptive strike to not let them get the full super zoom stage there? (I know far fetched speculation).

Two things are striking, only Canon and Nikon mounts and pretty significant size increase yet no improvement in aperture on both ends (perhaps in between?). Of course it goes to 270mm now perhaps with slightly improved sharpness at 200mm+ and the VC prolly increases it's size, but where does that leave body stabilized DSLR owners? Will they be "stuck" with the 18-250mm design, are they gonna slim the new one down without VC or just keep the size? I reckon most body stabilized DSLR owners would've preferred a larger aperture if a new design was gonna be that much bigger.


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For those like me who wasn't aware of this lens, here's the full press release:
TAMRON | News | ANNOUNCING THE TAMRON AF18-270mm Di II VC ULTRA HIGH POWER ZOOM LENS

But it's only for Canon or Nikon because of the VR...

So what's coming for us, Pentax user? a nice 18-300 ? or a 18-270 without VR, did Tamron do that with Pentax lens usually? I am not aware of it?
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Pentax already has a nice stabilized 18-250mm, not sure that the extra 20mm is worth much.

Canikon's 18-250mm isn't stablized, so they are looking forward to the 18-270mm with VC.
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I think they'll just let Pentax replace the 18-250 with the 18-270, and stop making it themselves in Pentax mount.

Same goes for the alpha-mount Tammy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
"well, we got all the internal lenses put together into a plastic PVC plumbing tube and the image looks sharp sorta, so now we can *market* it and worry about the actual engineering later".
And then they took a coffee break to contemplate how much more "zoom" they can market, since people willing pay for chunks of plastic with so-so optics in them.

Ahh, Tamron :ugh:

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How about a 14-200mm f/2.8 - 4.0 instead
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