bfitzgerald wrote:I know Tamron get some stick for for having the same price for all their lenses ala non VC A Mount ones.
But would I bet a bit nuts to suggest that Sony also benefit from not having to make VR/IS in lens, and this could "maybe" help on the prices.
70-200mm f2.8 is one obvious example I was playing with the non IS Canon version, it's around £900 v £1500 for the Sony one. It would seem to me that maybe Sony have a way of attracting users, (ie price v the IS/VR competitors) but chose not to do so.
When the new 18-270 Tamron zoom with motor came out in Sony A mount without VC I actually e-mailed Tamron to express my surprise and point out that leaving in VC would have been great when using this lens on a NEX body. Never got a response and only understood why when Tamron released their 18-200 with VR for NEX. I actually fancied buying the 18-270 for use on both my A580 and NEX-5 with LA-EA2 for video.I suspect because Sony DSLR/SLT bodies have built in IS, Tamron thought it unneceassary to fit VC in A mount lenses., just a thought, could be wrong.
classiccameras wrote:I'm only guessing here, but do you need a lens with built in VC when you are using a Sony body that already has built in IS.
bfitzgerald wrote:Sony might not have the volume, but they're also missing out on potential sales. Maybe they could charge £1300 for a 70-200mm f2.8 v the £1500 for the Canon IS one. To charge as much for a non IS lens seems like a poor way to promote mount adoption. This could be said on other lenses in the range too.
Looking at some other lenses the 16-80mm CZ is long overdue an update (I would suggest SSM and better build) it's a whopping £550 odd just grossly overpriced.
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