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Old Nov 7, 2009, 7:05 PM   #1
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It seems like Sony is releasing a new 28-75mm f/2.8 zoom lens (SAL-2875). This lens has SAM (smooth AF motor) built in.



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An affordable and lightweight alternative to the Carl Zeiss 24-70 f2.8 lens (SAL2470Z)?
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It's a Sony branded Tamron 28-75/2.8, which is to say that it's very good. ... just more expensive.
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tamron optics with the sony quiet motor?
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Old Nov 8, 2009, 2:36 AM   #4
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tamron optics with the sony quiet motor?
As I understand it, it's not necessarily quiet. It's just a motor. Sony seems to be fielding the idea of dropping motors from some of its dSLR bodies.
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As I understand it, it's not necessarily quiet. It's just a motor. Sony seems to be fielding the idea of dropping motors from some of its dSLR bodies.
i really am not fond of this practice started by nikon, limiting lens selection on certain bodies.
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i really am not fond of this practice started by nikon, limiting lens selection on certain bodies.
I agree. The reason people bought into the Sony dSLR product line in the first place is all the Minolta AF lenses on the used market. Sony hasn't beefed up it's own lens selection enough to support such a move. Nikon needlessly segmented it's own product line, but at least they had enough lenses to keep it viable. Sony doesn't.
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