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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 August 2021 at 20:22
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

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.


already have the 20G, would probably replace it with 14GM.

40G and some sigmas have been considered too.
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First real world pictures of the 35-150mm f2.8

https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/first-real-world-images-of-the-new-tamron-35-150mm-f-2-0-2-8-lens/

That's bit of a beast!
Still interested but its needs to be really well coma corrected, sharp and preferably f2 @ 80-85mm
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More information about the lens revealed....

Tamron leaflet with the lens specs:
https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/new-leaked-leaflet-and-images-about-the-tamron-35-150mm-f-2-2-8-and-28-75mm-f-2-8-lenses/

Tamron's picture with aperture changes at various focal lengths


Seems like a pretty hefty lens, I was expecting it to be less than 1KG. Hmmm.... having second thought about this lens now
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kilkry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2021 at 14:50
Cool that it doesn't lose f/2 at 36mm. As the people at FM are saying it looks like like something suitable for portrait duty. I sure wouldn't drag it around for landscape or try to use it for astro (is there even a collar on it?).
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Originally posted by Kilkry Kilkry wrote:

Cool that it doesn't lose f/2 at 36mm. As the people at FM are saying it looks like like something suitable for portrait duty. I sure wouldn't drag it around for landscape or try to use it for astro (is there even a collar on it?).


Doesn't look like there is a collar for it. You can probably get a 3rd party one like you can do for their 70-180mm.
I wouldn't like to hike with it for sure.

if they managed to keep to F2 at 80-85mm I'd be more interested. I think at this stage I will just keep my 35/85mm f1.4 primes setup along with the 28-200mm for zooming.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2021 at 17:25
Originally posted by Kilkry Kilkry wrote:

Cool that it doesn't lose f/2 at 36mm. As the people at FM are saying it looks like like something suitable for portrait duty. I sure wouldn't drag it around for landscape or try to use it for astro (is there even a collar on it?).
The folk at FM seem to be very wrong. It clearly is a multifunction lens. Much more useful then a 24-70 for weddings, travel, portraits and even landscapes. But not more useful then a 70-200/2.8 for tighter portraits.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2021 at 17:43
Its a very interesting lens for sure with lots of uses (not sure travel is one of them ). I would definitely love to own one at some point (and most probably will).
Just don't think it will be long term fixture in my line up or a lens I will be looking buy with some urgency.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by Kilkry Kilkry wrote:

Cool that it doesn't lose f/2 at 36mm. As the people at FM are saying it looks like like something suitable for portrait duty. I sure wouldn't drag it around for landscape or try to use it for astro (is there even a collar on it?).
The folk at FM seem to be very wrong. It clearly is a multifunction lens. Much more useful then a 24-70 for weddings, travel, portraits and even landscapes. But not more useful then a 70-200/2.8 for tighter portraits.


Portraits as mentioned, weddings an associate. I disagree with you regarding travel and landscapes. It's over a kg and large (travel) and it hasn't a collar (tripod?) and a zoom needn't be f/2 for landscapes generally speaking.

Of course one can use whatever one wishes for what whatever endeavor one might undertake but its natural inclination would seem to be portraits.

However, as someone who mostly shoots when travelling somewhere, I can see sort of see why one would bring this schlepp. Especially if no other lens in its range and no tripod. I tend to bring a travel tripod however and for those instances speed is less relevant.

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Originally posted by Kilkry Kilkry wrote:


Portraits as mentioned, weddings an associate. I disagree with you regarding travel and landscapes. It's over a kg and large (travel) and it hasn't a collar (tripod?) and a zoom needn't be f/2 for landscapes generally speaking.

Of course one can use whatever one wishes for what whatever endeavor one might undertake but its natural inclination would seem to be portraits.

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Quite, once I saw how heavy it was and its filter size, I lost all interest in it as a landscape or travel lens. Especially as 35mm starts a bit too long.

It looks more like a general purpose, fast lens that goes longer at the long end at the cost of the wide end.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2021 at 10:29
A 70-200/2.8 is a much better portrait lens. Tamron for sure is marketing this as an "all-in-one lens".

35mm is nice for a lot of travel, I used to use a 24-85 on APS-C (35-125) before I moved to much more complicated set ups with multiple lenses. You could add a wide lens if you want something wider at times.
Yes, it is heavy and that is why I wonder the f/2 wide end was a good idea.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2021 at 10:51
I know a few wedding folks lining up for this lens because there looking to replace 24-70/2.8+70-200mm/2.8 with this one lens.
Knowing what we know about the size and aperture now if f2.8 at 35mm bought the size down to 70-180mm levels I'd have preferred that too. but it is what it is now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2021 at 15:15
For portrait photographers this is a dream lens - it's a very nice option to have for them, but not for my needs.
Later - I may consider buying it in 2nd hand for a reasonable price though...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2021 at 14:54
Interesting how much opinions differ over the usefulness of zoom ranges. I don't claim to be typical by any means but prefer something like 24/28-100mm for a medium zoom.
Most of my photography nowadays seems to be medium to wide angle primes on either the A7 or Nex-6, but if I want a long+wide zoom I take the 18-250mm on the A58 which is a very nice package, especially for potentially dusty places.
Changing lenses frequently I get far more sensor dust on my E-mount cameras than I ever did on the A58 (even with primes), so much so that sensor cleaning needs to be a weekly thing not once in a blue moon. I've lost count of the clear-sky pictures ruined by dust specs.
Hardly ever had that on a DSLT, where not only is there a plastic film covering the sensor but most of it is out of focus.    
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 4paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 September 2021 at 16:23
I'll add another "almost" opinion, if it were a Secret Handshake 28/2-135/2.8 with Focus Hold and AF/MF buttons I would be thrilled ... I guess I keep the Secret Handshake and a900 to hold it
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