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Pre-order: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E-mount!

  
 
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Offiial: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E announced!
The new Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Lens for Sony E is now available for pre-order:

B&H Photo | Adorama ($1,199)

Main Specifications:
  1. Focal Length 70 to 180mm
  2. Maximum Aperture f/2.8
  3. Minimum Aperture f/22
  4. Lens Mount Sony E
  5. Format Compatibility Full-Frame
  6. Angle of View 34 21' to 13 42'
  7. Minimum Focus Distance 10.63" / 27 cm
  8. Maximum Magnification 0.5x
  9. Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:2
  10. Optical Design 19 Elements in 14 Groups
  11. Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
  12. Focus Type Autofocus
  13. Image Stabilization No
  14. Filter Size 67 mm (Front)
  15. Dimensions ( x L) 3.19 x 5.87" / 81 x 149 mm
  16. Weight 1.78 lb / 810 g






































Apr 06, 2020 at 11:34 PM
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Wait wth, 0.5x macro? Hmmmm


Apr 06, 2020 at 11:42 PM
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cputeq wrote:
Wait wth, 0.5x macro? Hmmmm


That was a surprise to me as well. My main concern is OOF rendering. I dislike the 28-75's harsh transition zone but perhaps Tamron improved with this lens?



Apr 06, 2020 at 11:46 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Pre-order: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E-mount!


If this pans out I can see my three lens kit as: CV 15, Sigma 24-70/2.8, and this lens.


Apr 06, 2020 at 11:55 PM
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Not a fan of these compromised in every way Tamron's.
Weird focal lengths and cheap build quality.

The price reflects the design though, so they will sell well.




Apr 07, 2020 at 01:12 AM
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Not a fan of the f2.8 GM size and the f4 G aperture. So this is a compromise I will accept. Preordered.


Apr 07, 2020 at 01:23 AM
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Bob_S wrote:
Not a fan of these compromised in every way Tamron's.
Weird focal lengths and cheap build quality.

The price reflects the design though, so they will sell well.



I think it's pretty unfair to call Tamron FE zoom lineup build quality cheap.
Sure, it's not metal but I don't see anything wrong with my 28-75 (didn't try hitting stuff with it though) .

As for 1:2 magnification, it's only MF at 70mm, shooting tips provided by Tamron :
https://www.tamron.jp/en/support/guide/closeup.html

There are also a couple of sample photos on petapixel.



Apr 07, 2020 at 01:31 AM
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j4nu wrote:
I think it's pretty unfair to call Tamron FE zoom lineup build quality cheap.
Sure, it's not metal but I don't see anything wrong with my 28-75 (didn't try hitting stuff with it though) .

As for 1:2 magnification, it's only MF at 70mm, shooting tips provided by Tamron :
https://www.tamron.jp/en/support/guide/closeup.html

There are also a couple of sample photos on petapixel.


I would much prefer 1:2 magnification at the long end. 180 macro option would have been awesome.



Apr 07, 2020 at 03:01 AM
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Bob_S wrote:
Not a fan of these compromised in every way Tamron's.
Weird focal lengths and cheap build quality.

The price reflects the design though, so they will sell well.



Tamron lenses come with a six year warranty in the USA. That is way longer than any other manufacturer. I've never had a Tamron lens fail on me.



Apr 07, 2020 at 03:05 AM
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It's a good proposition at $1199, not so much however at 1500. That makes it at least a $430 premium for Europeans. Depending on your shooting it might introduce more competition at that price-point, from say a 135GM as well as some used lenses that were originally supposed to be twice as expensive as the 70-180.
I'm very curious how it'll perform and what in-depth reviews will make of it. I'm with Fred on this one hoping that they improved on some of the 28-75's optical quirks and make a more solid all-around performance for the 70-180.



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Don't get rid of your dedicated macro lenses just yet:

"When working with manual focus at the 70mm focal length position, it is possible to focus as closely as 10.6" with a 1:2 maximum magnification ratio, however peripheral image quality may be reduced."



Apr 07, 2020 at 03:41 AM
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zz wrote:
It's a good proposition at $1199, not so much however at 1500. That makes it at least a $430 premium for Europeans. Depending on your shooting it might introduce more competition at that price-point, from say a 135GM as well as some used lenses that were originally supposed to be twice as expensive as the 70-180.
I'm very curious how it'll perform and what in-depth reviews will make of it. I'm with Fred on this one hoping that they improved on some of the 28-75's optical quirks and make a more solid all-around performance for the 70-180.

Yes, I also think 1500e is a bit too steep, but maybe the actual price will be a bit lower once the lens shows up in stores. If it stays this way, I think I'll stick to 135mm prime as I have one already...



Apr 07, 2020 at 05:02 AM
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I picked up a Tamron 17-28 while it was on sale, let hope we see sime discounts on this one too.
1349GBP is yhe preorder price here



Apr 07, 2020 at 05:20 AM
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US price plus 20% UK sales tax is 1167


Apr 07, 2020 at 05:22 AM
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johnahill wrote:
US price plus 20% UK sales tax is 1167


Yeah it hurts, I don't buy new UK stock unless it is on sale and price is comparable. Otherwise used would be fine for me downside is late to the party.



Apr 07, 2020 at 05:44 AM
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I will almost certainly buy this eventually, and thought I'd preorder too, but I can't really plop down $1200 right now in good conscience. However, I'm sure I'll have one before the end of the year.


Apr 07, 2020 at 05:55 AM
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robinlee wrote:
Yeah it hurts, I don't buy new UK stock unless it is on sale and price is comparable. Otherwise used would be fine for me downside is late to the party.


Its a lottery, i've just done some research and a lot of prices are comparable when you convert the gbp price to usd and add our tax. Some cases were paying less (Voigtlander especially), some cases were paying more. This one currently falls in the latter case.



Apr 07, 2020 at 05:59 AM
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1499 and available in mid May, here.



Apr 07, 2020 at 06:23 AM
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https://youtu.be/W10XvnXpmyc
Finally a video that goes a bit in-depth. It does look good, perhaps better than expected.
I wonder what the user experience will be like with MF.



Apr 07, 2020 at 06:31 AM
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j4nu wrote:
I think it's pretty unfair to call Tamron FE zoom lineup build quality cheap.
Sure, it's not metal but I don't see anything wrong with my 28-75 (didn't try hitting stuff with it though) .

As for 1:2 magnification, it's only MF at 70mm, shooting tips provided by Tamron :
https://www.tamron.jp/en/support/guide/closeup.html

There are also a couple of sample photos on petapixel.


Each to their own.
I just don't like the compromises made. I did buy (and sell) the 28-70.



Apr 07, 2020 at 06:47 AM
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