Re: New Sony lenses
Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:15 pm
Clapping? I'm giving a standing ovation!
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Sonolta wrote:I am NEVER concerned with you Barry
David Kilpatrick wrote:PhotoTraveler wrote:I'm not so sure the 28-75 is the same lens. It's shaped different, looks slimmer, or it's longer (pick one). David is right the front glass looks similar, but everything else doesn't. It almost looks like the distance window is at the front of the lens. And it looks to have a switch on it down lower. Sony may have done some serious re-work, maybe SSM, maybe they changed the front filter ring to a common size.
It looks like the same 67mm to me, right down to the bayonet. Also, the front focus window is exactly where it should be if the Tamron/KM design is changed - same position of focus ring. And the focus lock is just the same addition compared to KM, the Tamron has it - different position, maybe. Overall it looks too much the Tamron not to be a revision of the lens (zoom barrel and focus placing, overall size, lock) - but that does not mean it is identical.
However, knowing Sony, I'll bet this proves to be a straight cosmetic/minor tweak variant of the Tamron selling for around £450 (where the CZ 24-70 is £1100+) to allow future Alpha 900 or 900v2, 900cheapie kits.
bfitzgerald wrote:I rest my case
This is my fav quote:
"The Sony A700 has shown me too many watercolor paintings at higher ISOs. If I want watercolor paintings I will buy a Fuji F30 and put it in my pocket"