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    Posted: 07 August 2021 at 11:23
I do not see a thread about this lens
https://www.dpreview.com/news/7696771958/tamron-35-150mm-f2-2-8-di-iii-vxd-for-full-frame-sony-e-mount-on-the-way

This is a very exciting zoom lens for me. its a really great range (still wondering how long it will stay at f2).
I could literally just travel with two lenses 16-35mm and 35-150mm with full f2.8 coverage up to 150mm plus f2 at 35mm.

I am very excited and looking forward to test pictures and really hope it passes with flying colours. Makes for my dream astro lens too since I have the wide angle at 35mm f2 and for some deep sky I get the 150mm f2.8. Opens up a lot of options for me. Lets hope its well coma corrected!

And last but not the least tamron have fixed/added my main criticism on their lenses that is no customisable button and switches on them.

Anyone else as excited as me about this "odd" lens?

Edited by nandbytes - 07 August 2021 at 11:39
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2021 at 12:13
Whether this is an "odd" lens I do not want to judge. It is certainly a very attractive zoom range. I already considered buying a Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4.0 DI VC OSD for Nikon and Canon DSLRs and put the Canon version to use with Sony E by adding a smart adapter (Techart or Sigma).

Tamron has a rather long history in comparable zoom ranges. For quite some time (till it broke) a Tamron SP 24-135mm F/3.5-5.6 had been my standard zoom on the A99M1 - and I still have the very compact, full metal Tamron Telemacro 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 (soon to be tested with the LA-EA5). These lenses left a very positive impression on me - as do the more recent zooms for Sony FE (the 70-180mm F/2.8 tele zoom in particular).

The real innovation is the F/2.0 for the shorter angles (as the F/2.8 had been for their extremely versatile 28-200mm). I am looking forward to see the first reviews and to get more information (price? size? filter size? weight?) on the lens.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2021 at 12:41
there is also a tamron 35-105mm f2.8 for DSLRs inc. a-mount.
It actually reviewed fairly well too for its time but its like hen's tooth to find so I gave up when I was shooting a-mount.
I felt that would have compliment the CZ 16-35mm f2.8 better than the standard 24-70mm f2.8 lenses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2021 at 12:46
They also made a 28-105/2.8 and 35-105/2.8 when others were doing 28-70/2.8 lenses.

I am thrilled. I used to use the Minolta 24-85/3.5-4.5 as my do-it-all lens on the 7D and A100 before I went to full-frame. That basically is a 35-125mm lens.

The basic set-up for travel for me is a wide angle zoom and a short tele (85mm). but sometimes I miss some flexibility with this set. This is an interesting focallength. I find 24-70/2.8 lenses quite useless, 24mm over 28mm does nothing for me and 70mm is to short. I have mentioned before that I consider a 28-85/2.8 zoom a much better option then the 24-70/2.8 everybody offers. I think I would prefer 28mm over 35mm, but then the 150mm long lens is nice.

That f/2 is not that big an innovation. Sigma has a 24-35/2 for years in their line-up. And to be honest, I might have preferred f/2.8 over the full range or a slightly smaller range and f/2.

It is btw a also a great range on APS-C for portraits.

All in all I think it is a compelling focal range and I for sure will consider to get one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2021 at 13:24
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:


It is btw a also a great range on APS-C for portraits.


Portraits was my first thought when I saw this thread. Also, it should work well on FF as well. Towards the wide end it should be useful for larger groups. Even on APS-C it'll translate roughly to 50mm and that's quite useful for larger groups.

50-135 is pretty much an ideal range for portraits and methinks this lens would work very well for portraits.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2021 at 13:26
I like that Tamron FE lenses mostly lack switches. The redundant switches on the old SP 70-300mm USD lost me shots from inadvertent use.

I am not feeling much about this lens. It looks large and heavy. It seems to be another varifocal design instead of a parfocal zoom. It is nice that they offer new ranges. I do get the sense their own offerings are rejected OEM designs.

I am not wishing for more wide end very often when using the 70-180. The 70-300 RXD is my favorite Tamron. I am interested in the 150-500.

The 28-200 F2.8-5.6 RXD is rather nice compared to old 35-x zooms or even the Minolta 50-135 F3.5.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2021 at 13:47
I have the 28-200mm and I carry primes for this this reason.

If this lens performs well, it would mean I can leave my f1.4 primes at home while travelling and only carry two lenses as supposed to the 4 I carry.

But it does look a bit large. I hope it's no larger than 70-180mm

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2manycamera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2021 at 15:02
SAR just posted a photo, apparently from Tamron, showing the size difference between the 28-75 and the 35-105. Quite a difference in size. Not sure what I think as yet, but such a large lens will need to perform very well to entice me to carry something this large.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2021 at 15:53
Originally posted by 2manycamera 2manycamera wrote:

SAR just posted a photo, apparently from Tamron, showing the size difference between the 28-75 and the 35-105. Quite a difference in size. Not sure what I think as yet, but such a large lens will need to perform very well to entice me to carry something this large.


indeed it will need to replace the need to carry other lenses in that range.

At the moment I carry a UWA, 35/1.4, 85/1.4 and 28-200mm.

I would be looking to replace all that with just two lenses 16-35mm and 35-150mm for travel and landscape.
So it will really need to perform very well plus be as well corrected for coma as 35GM and 85DN.

Looking at that picture I'd say its about the size of the tamron 70-180mm. That's still fine for me as long as I am not carrying much else.
I tried a 16-35mm, 50mm f1.4 and 70-180mm setup and didn't work quite as well for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2021 at 20:33
We know nothing about this lens, you're all speculating it is big and heavy and varifocal...

The 70-180 (should've been 80-200...) is also much bigger then the 28-75. Looking at the pictures the new lens will be a little bigger.

Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

At the moment I carry a UWA, 35/1.4, 85/1.4 and 28-200mm.
Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:


I tried a 16-35mm, 50mm f1.4 and 70-180mm setup and didn't work quite as well for me.
I do not understand, I am sure the 28-200 and 85/1.4 is bigger then just the 70-180...
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:



Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

At the moment I carry a UWA, 35/1.4, 85/1.4 and 28-200mm.
Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:


I tried a 16-35mm, 50mm f1.4 and 70-180mm setup and didn't work quite as well for me.
I do not understand, I am sure the 28-200 and 85/1.4 is bigger then just the 70-180...


I don't really get along with the 50mm primes. 70-180mm isn't wide enough which means lot of more lens changes than I'd like especially when travelling and when I am out and about with the family.

I like the 70-180mm lens, recently bought my second copy but had to return it. Wouldn't use it as part of my travel setup though.

Also I have realised 85mm is my most used prime. So that won't be getting replaced by anything. I will keep that lens or focal length regardless but might able to get away without need to take it along for travelling.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2021 at 10:55
Aha, it was not the size

Matt Granger is also interested.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 August 2021 at 17:08
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Aha, it was not the size

Matt Granger is also interested.


Well size is a thing too but its a balance between size and convenience.
For example could carry like 3-4 primes to cover 35-150mm but that's 3 times as much fiddling about on the field. Trying to protect 3 lenses in a bag instead of just throwing in one lens.

Size is important and so it convenience.
In this if this lens performs well in sharpness and coma then it'd be great for astro and travels. I like the idea of just carrying 16-35/2.8 and 35-150/2-2.8 and nothing else.

The sad part is neither lens balances nicely on A7C....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 August 2021 at 19:35
With the A7c get the 20G, 24G, 50G and 85/1.8. Not a 50mm person? Get the 35/2.8; 35/1.8; 40G instead.

Or just get an APS-C camera with Sony 18-135 or Tamron 17-70.
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