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Old Dec 30, 2009, 5:43 PM   #1
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Default Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens discontinued?

European SonyStyle websites are listing the 100/2.8 macro as discontinued!

For instance, the Greek Site says "This product is no longer available."
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Old Dec 30, 2009, 8:51 PM   #2
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Things are getting worse instead of better.
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After some consideration, I suspect that it'll be replaced by an autofocus version of the Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2.0.

Now we need to find someone that can afford it, so they can tell us how good it is.
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After some consideration, I suspect that it'll be replaced by an autofocus version of the Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 100mm f/2.0.

Now we need to find someone that can afford it, so they can tell us how good it is.
Maybe that for full frame, but there may be an APS-C version coming, to complement the newly introduced DT 30mm SAM macro. Since the 30 (=45) is nearly equivelent to the 50mm full frame macro, it may be something in the 60-70 (= 90-105) range to approximate the old 100mm (now = 150mm), taking us functionally back to the old standards. I imagine the 50 will be gone, too, as soon as existing stock sells out.
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Rebranding the Tamron 60/2.0 Macro as a Sony would be nice.
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