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09-25-2015, 02:23 AM   #91
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The DA* 16-50 is a Pentax lens made in the Pentax lens factory; I'm not sure what's your point with it as an example?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
I'm sure people happily shooting with the 150-450mm would disagree with your "skip it" idea
Oh skip me for now then, I still love my K3 set
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QuoteOriginally posted by sunshine7913 Quote
I'm not talking about the price. I'm complain about Pentax. Why can't they make their own?
They can make their own, but it would still end up being the same kind of lens, but a more expensive 24-70 lens. Why complain? This is a good lens and, finally, we have a 24-70 f/2.8 lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
The DA* 16-50 is a Pentax lens made in the Pentax lens factory; I'm not sure what's your point with it as an example?

The point is that it is a simple rebadge without any Pentax pixiedust or coatings.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
The point is that it is a simple rebadge without any Pentax pixiedust or coatings.
Well, maybe. I'm not going to dig them out of all these posts, but compare the published lens schematics. Do marketers just 'Say' molded glass instead of hybrid aspherical? HD? WR? QS? Does the Tamron have a metal barrel?

This time it appears (to me anyway), rather than adding nothing and charging more, they added features and charged the same - but that's so large a change that it just can't be true. . . .

But I suppose I'm uncharacteristically positive. Maybe I just use the wrong cameras.

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Should we rejoice that it is a good announcement (one more step towards FF) rather than getting too fixed on the "rebadge or not" side?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
The point is that it is a simple rebadge without any Pentax pixiedust or coatings.
That's ok... There is nothing at all wrong with the lens they are starting with...


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Using a Tamron lens can only be a good thing IMO. Also means Tamron may not make their own and rob sales from Pentax. I just wish they had used the Tamron 70-200mm too as that is an even better lens.

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So much hand wringing...

It is a good lens for a reasonable price. I am pleasantly surprised, considering that I thought a Pentax designed 24-70 f2.8 was going to come in at 1800 or 1900 dollars. And while Pentax is magic, odds are that they wouldn't have created a lens that significantly outperformed this one.

It is pretty clear that they have their hands full getting full frame camera ready, along with the 70-200 and they made a business decision that they would be better off tweaking Tamron's 24-70 and 15-30 designs and letting Tamron manufacture them, than starting from scratch.

Once Pentax gets the camera body into shops and releases a full line up of primes, then they can go back and make their own designs of lenses that Tamron is making for them. In the meantime, it is better to have the lens line up filled out than to have to wait two to three years for them to design each lens and get it out the door.

Looked at the photos on the website and I do wonder why they always have such lousy photos to demonstrate a new lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Compare the published lens schematics.

Do marketers just 'Say' molded glass instead of hybrid aspherical? HD? WR? QS? Does the Tamron have a metal barrel?

Doubt all you wish, but it appears to be more than a simple rebadge. This time it appears, rather than adding nothing and charging more, they added features and charged the same - but that's so large a change that it just can't be true. . . .
What was or wasn't changed will all become clear in time. What a marketer says should be treated with extreme scepticism across any product in any industry. The most recent example of how reliable marketing claims are is currently being laid bare in the German motor industry. I don't think is is a "simple rebadge" either but exactly what that means is not available at the moment.

It remains that in its Tamron colours this lens has been warmly received and is clearly well thought of, optically anyway. If I were in the market for one, my concern would be robust build quality and our old friend, decentering, whose ghost probably haunts Tamron production lines more than most. I would be certain that a lens like this would far exceed my talents, anyway.
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I know this is going to go in the face of opinion but I don't consider it a particularly affordable lens for what it is compared to the other 24-70's out there.

Maybe if they'd left the VR in that would of added value and something the others don't have, but they took that out.
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The VC is useless with an IBIS body for a 24-70. Still nice to have on a tele for stabilization in the OVF but for a 24-70 it's just potential issues with more electronics and a switch you'll never use. That's not what I call "value".
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Compared to which other 24-70 out there?
And what's the added value of having both in-body and in-lens stabilization?
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Compared to which other 24-70 out there?
And what's the added value of having both in-body and in-lens stabilization?
It is the bargain buy out there. But the VC could be used for video?
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I don't get it, why Pentax rush out 2 tele zoom before this one ?
Because both Teles are certainly useful on APS.
Not that the 24-70 and 15-30 would be useless but a lot less typical usage certainly.
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