Sony 18-250

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Sony 18-250

Unread postby mikeriach » Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:48 am

I understand that the Sony version of the Tamron 18-250 has different focus gearing making the focus faster.
Anyone confirm this?

Only an A77II and Tamron 16-300 left sadly. Sony cannot supply what I want so rightly or wrongly I've branched out to someone who does and I'm very happy.

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Re: Sony 18-250

Unread postby Philip » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:20 pm

Yes, the consensus is that the Sony version focus about twice as fast as the Tamron - the number of turns for the focus screw is about half as many on the Sony.
And it is a good everyday lens, almost as sharp as the CZ16-80.



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Re: Sony 18-250

Unread postby Jeff Pittman » Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:23 am

I was hesitant to purchase an "all purpose lens" preferring generally to carry primes or, at least, the 28-70 G and 80-200 G. However, I recently bought the 18-250 to travel light and I've been pleasantly surprised by the results. The results are quite good (shooting on the A700) and it covers a lot of ground. Definitely worth considering. The Tamron is also a quality lens, but the two are fairly close in price and the Sony does have a tighter/quicker focus turn. Nice looking lens too, and well built.

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