new 17-50 f2.8 tamron lens... also in minolta mount!


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zcf

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interesting, wonder KM or Sony can have agreement with Tamron and release it under KM or Sony Brand.
Hopefully the quality can match it's 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0.
 

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interesting lens. But I prefer full frame lens...


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quite a good range.
wonder when will it be available in SG?
 

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50mm not long enough.... I want it longer at the long end at 70mm so that the 35mm equivalent focal range is 24-120mm.... that would make an excellent travel lens... no need f/2.8. Although 17-50mm is better than the 17-35mm that I have now... but to change is such a waste....
 

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pai said:
http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/news/release_2006/news0215_a16.html

at the bottom it says canon, nikon, and km af-d mounts...
yet another vote of confidence for the future of the A-mount.

great max aperture and nice focal range. if it's as good as the 17-35 or the 28-75... :bigeyes:
The 17-50 is a followup after the successful 28-75. Read from reviews many rate 28-75 is better than 17-35 in photo quality and on KM DSLR it focus faster too. I had tried KM 17-35 it s AF spped is not any faster than 18-70 kit lens. The 28-75 is said to match the AF speed of 50mm lens. Dont know will KM release their version 17-50 as they did for 17-35, 18-70 and 28-75?
 

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looka said:
The 17-50 is a followup after the successful 28-75. Read from reviews many rate 28-75 is better than 17-35 in photo quality and on KM DSLR it focus faster too. I had tried KM 17-35 it s AF spped is not any faster than 18-70 kit lens. The 28-75 is said to match the AF speed of 50mm lens. Dont know will KM release their version 17-50 as they did for 17-35, 18-70 and 28-75?
the ball's in sony's court now :(
 

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dr34mc4st3r said:
the ball's in sony's court now :(
my balls is still attached to my c*ck... :bsmilie:

i think since tamron made the 28-75 for KM, buying either is the same, its just branding... i've not see a comparison between the Tamron made & KM made, and some say better coating, but strange, does KM actually take the lens back & apply coating? cos its quite funny if Tamron is going to bring the lens (as in the glass) to KM den KM do coating den bring back to Tamron. which will infact make the price alot higher than it should.

and strange enuff, i seldom use a 28-75 (ask BBTM how mint is mine... hehe), i prefer the 17-35, either on digital or film. and if they come out with a 17-50 for D7D, i might get, but just to use when i put a 28-75 on film, and 17-50 on digital, so that i can take the exact same image on either.
 

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pai said:
http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/news/release_2006/news0215_a16.html

at the bottom it says canon, nikon, and km af-d mounts...
yet another vote of confidence for the future of the A-mount.

great max aperture and nice focal range. if it's as good as the 17-35 or the 28-75... :bigeyes:
Looks tempting but for an APS size only.. hmm...:think:
 

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Sigh... anyone caught wind of any offer of a 11-18? :(
 

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i thought sigma already have similar lens as this one?
 

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jsbn said:
Sigh... anyone caught wind of any offer of a 11-18? :(
I got quote from Cathayphoto at $950 and 17-35 from $720. A Simlim shop quote me $679 for 17-35 I am still waiting their reply on 11-18. All KM original.
 

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Del_CtrlnoAlt said:
and strange enuff, i seldom use a 28-75 (ask BBTM how mint is mine... hehe), i prefer the 17-35, either on digital or film. and if they come out with a 17-50 for D7D, i might get, but just to use when i put a 28-75 on film, and 17-50 on digital, so that i can take the exact same image on either.
Sell me your Mint 28-75mm................. Else I haunt u.................. :devil: ;p
 

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looka said:
I got quote from Cathayphoto at $950 and 17-35 from $720. A Simlim shop quote me $679 for 17-35 I am still waiting their reply on 11-18. All KM original.
Doesn't seem to have dropped much, the 11-18. :(

Or shld I juz forget it and get a film camera instead for wide? Sigh.... :(
 

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jsbn said:
Doesn't seem to have dropped much, the 11-18. :(

Or shld I juz forget it and get a film camera instead for wide? Sigh.... :(
I purchased a film camera just for my 16mm Fish Eye and Tokina 17mm.
 

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pai said:
at the bottom it says canon, nikon, and km af-d mounts...
yet another vote of confidence for the future of the A-mount.
Yeah man.. the A mount is not going away any time soon, even if Sony decides to screw the system. There's still a huge existing user base.
 

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