I'd love to see this lens in an e-mount

Richard Crowe

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The Tamron 35-150mm F/2.8-4 Di VC OSD seems like it would be a great general purpose long focal length lens for the Sony A6xxx camera line...

Relatively small in size, it would equate to an effective 52.5 to 225mm on a Sony APSC camera. IMO, this would make it a great travel telephoto lens.
 

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This is the only picture I could find. I cannot find the size/weight specs but, it is toted as a "compact" telephoto lens, whatever that means...
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My apologies Richard.
I thought you had this lens in your possession already and could easily take a picture of it.
 

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My apologies Richard.
I thought you had this lens in your possession already and could easily take a picture of it.
I would only purchase this lens if it were in a Sony e-mount! There is not much information available on this lens. IMO, it would be a perfect focal range for an APSC camera...
 

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It would be absolutely perfect for my style of shooting... I don't like lenses with excessively wide focal ranges - such as an 18-200mm because image quality ALWAYS takes a hit with these lenses. My solution to the problem of generally mediocre quality of lenses with extremely wide focal ranges is to shoot with a pair of bodies using a longer focal length lens on one body with a shorter focal length on the other body.
NOTE: I don't generally shoot video with my Sony cameras...
My solution when shooting Canon APSC format was to use the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS lens on one camera with my trusty EFS 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens on the second camera.
Shooting with the Sony APSC lineup, I use mostly prime lenses. One of my favorite combinations is the Sony 85mm f/1.8 on one camera with either the Sigma 20mm f/2.8 or Sigma 30mm f/1.4 on the other. I use a lot of Sigma glass for my Sony APSC setup. I had been seriously considering the 16mm f/1.4 Sigma but, that lens is pretty large and heavy which sort of defeats the purpose of shooting APSC format.
 

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I don't like lenses with excessively wide focal ranges - such as an 18-200mm because image quality ALWAYS takes a hit with these lenses.
If you change always to often, I bet most would agree with you there, Richard. But slap a Loxia 21 on the front of your camera, and it may make you reconsider. It really is a no compromise wide angle lens.

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The Loxia 21 is practically the standard in its class, but... I think he meant a zoom that goes from wide to telephoto in its range. In that vein I would tend to agree, which is one reason I shoot primes. :biggrin:
 

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I would also take a strong look at the Tamron 17-28 when it becomes available.

That could work pretty well combined with say the Sony 70-300 or one of the 70-200 lenses.
 

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I really don't like shooting with wide lenses all that well and I generally don't like the results that others get using wide focal lengths. I have always been more of a telephoto guy... Actually, my favorite APSC combination for Canon DSLR cameras has always been the 17-55mm f/2.8 IS and 70-200mm f/4L IS lenses. Unfortunately, there is no combination like this in a form factor which will match my A6xxx series cameras. The only really decent "small" lenses seem to be primes.
I do like my 85mm f/1.8 plus a wider lens like the 30mm f/1.4 or 19mm f/2.8 Sigmas. The Samyang 12mm f/2.0 lens is also a dandy for the A6xxx class camera. It is small, has great IQ and the focus peaking and magnification of the A6500 or A6400 makes it pretty easy to use a manual focus lens. Especially a 12mm lens that has a DOF from here to the end of the world at f/11 or f/16;)
 
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