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Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by frankagel, Feb 24, 2015.
Has anyone used this lens, if so, with what kind of results?
I'd love to know as well. I am about to pull the trigger on the Olympus new weather sealed 40-150 when it is available because I do a lot of work in the tropics and that consideration is major but I would still like to hear more about this lens. It is basically the same price as the Oly and Panasonic 45-140 but one review I read gave it higher marks for sharpness and resolution.
It doesn't seem to be a big seller.
Here's a few reviews I found:
Looks pretty nice, it's just kind of expensive and not available used/refurb. I think if Tamron had done something crazy like make it start at 12 or 13mm or go to 175mm it would have more appeal.
Honestly, it surprised me that Tamron would go with an already covered focal length range. I believe they would make a killing if they made a few ultra wide zooms or go for the longer end, like a 200-400mm, or some longer primes(and I'm not talking the mirror lenses either) 300mm or 400mm, keep them around f/4, super sharp. m43 is kind of lost on the longer end at this point. The Pany 100-300 and Oly 75-300 are on the slow side and only convenient in very good light.
They did that on Sony, too. Sony has 3-4 of their own 18-200s and what does Tamron make? An 18-200. There are SO many holes in Sony they could have filled. Famous Tamron 90mm macro maybe? Have to wonder what they thought they were accomplishing.
One of the theories I've heard is that Tamron has only to change the mount on a lot of their lenses (similar to what Sigma has done with the 30/60 f/2.8 m43 lenses). Makes me wonder if they did not have this designed for other mirrorless cameras and just happened to release it for m43 first.
I agree a 90 macro would be great. I use my Nikon mount adapted on an EM1 and it provides great results, even hand held with focus peaking. A proper AF lens might be a hot seller if priced right. Not sure what the standard R&D, testing, dev to market time frame is for these third party lens makers.