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Old Feb 15, 2006, 3:35 AM   #1
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Tamron just announced 3 new lenses, including a new 17-50mm f/2.8

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http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/news/rele.../news0215.html


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Old Feb 15, 2006, 6:37 PM   #2
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Wouldn't it be nice if 17-50 is as good as the 28-75
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 6:41 PM   #3
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I don't have a 28-75mm f/2.8 yet. So, I can't answer that one. But, from most accounts, the 28-75mm is a very high quality lens. ;-)

My Tamron 20-40mm f/2.7-3..5 is not too shabby either (designed for full frame cameras, unlike the new 18-50mm f/2.8 )

It's the sharpest wide zoom you can buy in Minolta mount according to the MTF charts at http://www.photodo.com (it's even sharper than the Minolta 20mm and 24mm f/2.8 primes at f/2.8 on the charts).

Yea... I know.. newer lenses have coatings better optimized for digital, for less loss of contrast from flare in harsher lighting. I'll get around to trying one eventually. ;-)

A sharp 17-50mm f/2.8 wouldn't be a bad idea for sure, with a bit more range compared to my Tamron 20-40mm (and it's nice to see Tamron giving Sigma some competition in this market niche).

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I've got the KM 28-75 and if it's equal to that it will be a must have for me.:arrow:
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I think it's a smart move on Tamron's part, and it should be their new flagship "standard" zoom for APS-C size sensors. Let's hope it's a great (and affordable) lens.

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Yeah
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JimC wrote:
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I think it's a smart move on Tamron's part, and it should be their new flagship "standard" zoom for APS-C size sensors. Let's hope it's a great (and affordable) lens.
I'd sure like that 17-50/2.8, that would be goodbye for the kit lens! Lets hope they can do it for cheap!
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Lets hope they can do it for cheap!
My best guess.... $499 (about what the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC lens is going for before discounts).

I haven't seen any suggested prices yet, though.


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D'oh!

Your probably right, oh well. I didnt realize sigma made that lens either, or the 18-125 I just spotted! Now that would be a good walk around/travel lens if the quality is good.
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The sigma 18-125 is an option. Some like it. ~$250 and probably better than the kit lens optically. Some distortion wide but PTLens will take care of that. Some pics.


http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=15133302

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