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12-24-2010, 06:50 AM   #1
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Tamron Still Loves Us!

I had been reading all kinds of statements about Tamron stopping production of Pentax lenses. Granted most were trolls but it got me worried because my two favorite lenses are Tamron (17-50 2.8 and 18-200). So i wrote Tamron and they responded quite nicely the next day that Tamron was and planned to continue to produce Pentax lenses but that their emphasis for new introductions right now was VC lenses. Makes sense to me and I am happy to pay significantly less for a lens because Pentax put SR in body.

So trolls, take your FUD and shove it!!!

12-24-2010, 07:13 AM   #2
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Mmm nice comments to get but don't hold your breath either.
THe Tammy 60/2 macro isn't VC but never came out for Pentax...

We'll see.
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You call that love? I believe it is business. I have no intention buying a Tamron, except perhaps 70-300 VC in Canon mount. I'm not going to buy non-Pentax lenses for K-mount.
But if I wouldn't already own DFA50, that 60/2 would be interesting.
12-24-2010, 07:37 AM   #4
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If Tamron or Sigma stops making lenses for Pentax, that will be a serious blow for Pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ksuwildkat Quote
Tamron stopping production of Pentax lenses.
.. was pure BS then and absolutely out of the question after the introduction of the K-5.
12-24-2010, 08:46 AM   #6
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FWIW, I left a message on their facebook wall and they never responded. If you guys have time, do the same please ;-)
12-24-2010, 08:58 AM   #7
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Im heading to their FB now.
Also, contribute to their flickr group
Flickr: The Tamron Lens Users (USA) Pool
Show off what their lenses do on a Pentax
Same with Pixel-Peeper
Pixel-Peeper -- Over a million full-size sample photos from lenses, SLR cameras and digicams.

Fight FUD!!!!
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There not stopping production of current lenses, however they will not be making new VC lenses with the PK mount. So in a year or two when there only putting out VC lenses Pentax users are out of luck. This will be good for Sigma who has OS HSM lenses for Pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by HeavyD Quote
So in a year or two when there only putting out VC lenses Pentax users are out of luck
My thoughts exactly. That's how I read that reply

I suspect the flaky focusing of their 70-200/2.8 and 28-75/2.8 will be fixed by adding USD support instead of using their current micromotor system. Unfortunately, they'll probably add VC support that screws up their edge sharpness like Sigma did w/ all their OS lenses...
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenyee Quote
My thoughts exactly. That's how I read that reply

I suspect the flaky focusing of their 70-200/2.8 and 28-75/2.8 will be fixed by adding USD support instead of using their current micromotor system. Unfortunately, they'll probably add VC support that screws up their edge sharpness like Sigma did w/ all their OS lenses...
It really stinks because I really liked my K7 but was turned off by the lens offerings.
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someone tell them that they can put VC on pentax lenses that we dont mind that much... but frankly i dont think thats the reason they producing sony alpha mount lenses i think which puts a lie to it
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QuoteOriginally posted by JHD Quote
If Tamron or Sigma stops making lenses for Pentax, that will be a serious blow for Pentax.
Last week Sigma had a 500mm 4.5 lens in the Pentax mount. I was looking today and it no longer shows that lens with the Pentax mount. I'm not feelin' any love right now...
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O Rly???

QuoteOriginally posted by HeavyD Quote
There not stopping production of current lenses, however they will not be making new VC lenses with the PK mount. So in a year or two when there only putting out VC lenses Pentax users are out of luck. This will be good for Sigma who has OS HSM lenses for Pentax.
Well Heavy D that is exactly the kind of crap FUD that I was talking about.

Have you heard this from someone at Tamron?

No.

EDIT - Sorry, too harsh

How about this, you write to Tamron and ask them, then come back and tell us what they said.

Last edited by ksuwildkat; 12-25-2010 at 10:00 AM. Reason: Wrote in haste. Bad flu and tired. Sorry.
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Last week Sigma had a 500mm 4.5 lens in the Pentax mount. I was looking today and it no longer shows that lens with the Pentax mount. I'm not feelin' any love right now...
I look at the Sigma Lens chart and I see a WHOLE lot of lenses for Pentax

Sigma Lens Chart

Is every one available in ever mount? No. But there is no lack of lenses. The 500mm 4.5 just got discontinued. Im sure there are some in stock somewhere.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ksuwildkat Quote
I look at the Sigma Lens chart and I see a WHOLE lot of lenses for Pentax

Sigma Lens Chart

Is every one available in ever mount? No. But there is no lack of lenses. The 500mm 4.5 just got discontinued. Im sure there are some in stock somewhere.
It was discontinued for Pentax...not Canikon. I'm whining about this because I'd love to own that lens. An AF 500mm 4.5 lens is something definitely on my radar
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