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    Posted: 17 March 2012 at 20:58
Did anybody see the interesting post on Sony Alpha Rumors? Seems like we will be getting an 18-135 lens after all. Link: Sony 18-135 f3.5-5,6 SAM Lens
A pleasant surprise if you ask me. SSM would have been quite nice to have. However, after trying the 28-75 f2.8 SAM lens I was satisfied that the motor (in that lens) was a pretty good one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote photoBear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2012 at 21:52
I'm always happy to see new sony A mount lenses even if they aren't specifically what I'm after.

Looks like it could be a decent walk around lens, metal mount is a good sign.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote balacau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2012 at 22:01
Interesting post, and I concur that it is nice to see new lenses appearing in the a-mount line-up.

Is this lens replacing any existing design (16-105 or maybe even 18-200) or a completely new addition?

Or perhaps its even a competitor to the Sony mount version of Sigma's 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC HSM?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote adrichardson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2012 at 22:16
I'm also quite interested - whether the metal mount translates into better quality across the board remains to be seen, but it certainly could be a nice option for a walkaround. The extra 55mm is making me wonder about replacing my 16-80... I looked at the 16-50, but the missing 30mm was a deal breaker
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Looks similar to the finish and quality of 16-50SSM.
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It may look as an SSM, but that doesn't make it more acceptable that it is a SAM.

I am pretty sure that my 18-55 will be the only SAM lens I ever own, unless they make it easier to switch to manual focus. Not being able to use neither DMF nor the AF/MF button on the camera body is not acceptable in my opinion.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2012 at 00:08
Heh, SAM is louder and slower than my screwdrives. Thus - if it does not have a significant advantage in IQ over my 16-105 than I shan't even consider it.
Of course, 'contrast focus' is the whole point of SAMs according to some. For AF I don't know how that would change my mind though.
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If it's less than 400 gr and less than 400 bucks, it would be my next purchase.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tezzating Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2012 at 01:49
Is this an updated handshake ? I see a rear focus ring..
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look forward to seeing some reviews and sample images , seems like it would be a good walkaround lens.currently use a 16-80 cz , but i like the exrta reach of my minO 28-135 or sigma 28-135mm . see what price this is and maight be getting one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NIKO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2012 at 02:33
You know.....I was thinking; being that the focus ring is near the mount end I wonder if that means it has a focus ring clutch like on the 16-80 or the older 24-105. It would be nice if it did. SAM or not, that clutch would be a nod in the right direction for such a lens.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote PhotoTraveler Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2012 at 05:12
I think it's just a replacement for the 16-105 to give them a non-screw drive lens in that spot.

As was mentioned, even if a lens isn't want your looking for, it's good to see more lenses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote al Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2012 at 06:01
I think it might get packaged with the A37, which won't have a screw drive.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 March 2012 at 07:20
Originally posted by Allan Olesen Allan Olesen wrote:

It may look as an SSM, but that doesn't make it more acceptable that it is a SAM.

I am pretty sure that my 18-55 will be the only SAM lens I ever own, unless they make it easier to switch to manual focus. Not being able to use neither DMF nor the AF/MF button on the camera body is not acceptable in my opinion.


+1 for that!   I also find that 'feature' of SAM to be very very disappointing.       It's a shame because this rumoured lens looks like a useful focal length range and most of these recent lenses have pretty decent optical qualities.   It's just that pesky SAM AF motor!
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