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Old Oct 8, 2010, 4:25 PM   #1
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quick questions about Tamron lenses, I have seen a bit written about them on here.

What draws people to them???
better glass for better money???
Are they fully compatible with Alphas, or do you need an adapter????

Not 100% sure how readily available they are here in NZ, I do know i can pick them up off one of the auction sites, but as i dont know too much about them, i havnt really looked.
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Old Oct 8, 2010, 4:55 PM   #2
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You can't ever judge a single lens just by the nameplate. Some Tamron lenses are top notch (i.e.: SP 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF]), some are mediocre (i.e.: 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO) and soem are best left unmentioned (i.e.: ... well, identifying one would defeat the purpose.)

To judge lenses, you can look at tests and reviews (like those at SLRGear.com and PhotoZone.de) or user surveys (linke the one at Dyxum.com).
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thanks for that, sometime in the future i will be looking at a 35mm prime lens, the sony one here is $3500 so thought i might see what other options are available as well
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Used Minolta lenses may be another option.
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Dyxum.com is another excellent/unbiased resource for judging lenses.

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... sometime in the future i will be looking at a 35mm prime lens ...
Early indications are that the neew Sony 35mm f/1.8 is quite good, and it's a lot less expensive than the 35mm f/1.4 'G'.
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Early indications are that the neew Sony 35mm f/1.8 is quite good, and it's a lot less expensive than the 35mm f/1.4 'G'.
ooh thanks, will keep an eye out for that one. Havnt seen it yet
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