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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default New Tamron 14-150mm zoom

No price available yet, hopefully it will be cheaper than the Panasonic 14-140mm. Built-in VC is a plus making it usable on both Panasonic and Olympus.

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Old Feb 1, 2013, 9:56 AM   #2
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Good looking lens. Now if they price it right, it may become a winner. My hope is that little by little these new lenses from Sigma and Tamron will force Oly and Panasonic to lower the price of their lenses, which IMO are way overpriced.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Look like they have both silver and black versions. This is good for people who may want a different color other than black. Lenses, in general, are over-priced regardless of what brand it is. A little competition doesn't hurt, perhaps, it will drive down the price of Panny and Oly lenses. I am somewhat reluctant to buy a zoom lens without OIS, Tamron pust OIS on their lens so Panasonic users will benefit.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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Default New Tamron 14-150mm - it all depends on how it well it works

This is seemingly great news, but it remains to be seen how well this lens performs. I just bought an Oly 14-150mm for my Panasonic G3--even though it doesn't have vibration compensation, it is much lighter than the Pan. version and was a hundred bucks less.

I do look forward, however, to trying the new Tamron lens, especially with VC and it's a bit faster than either the Pan or Oly versions. If it performs well, it will make a great general travel lens.

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Well it will be interesting to see how it stacks up to the ply 14-150. Which is really sharp and an excellent travel lens with the pen.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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Tamron lenses normally have good quality. I like their products very much. I am not to happy with Panasonic lenses though. Olympus lenses are great. If this lens has quality closed to the Olympus 14-150mm, i am strongly leaning into getting one which will make my G3 truly a good travel camera.
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If it all works out well with the tamron, it should be a nice lens for panny m4/3 users. The olympus 14-150 is a good bar for it to reach for. As a photography lens, it is one of the best all in one super zoom lenses. The panny lens with the stepless aperture is really gear toward video guys first. Good lens but the added video feature really gives it way more size and weight.
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Tamron has always made really good glass. Any mega-zoom is going to have optical compromises, but I also believe a lot of these type lenses perform better in real-world picture taking then they do in optical tests reviewers use.
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I totally agree with Greg. I seldom use reviewer's findings and opinions to make purchase decisions. I read them and all but as Greg pointed out, many times lab results are just that...lab results. In real life, it's a different story. I have no doubt this lens will be significantly cheaper than the Oly one. Tamron would not be able to compete otherwise.
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I have a Tamron 70-300mm zoom for my Canon system. It works out really good for me although a lot of people thinks that Canon lenses are better.
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