When buying a new lens, a common dilemma is whether to go for a native or a third-party lens. The third-party lenses are usually much cheaper, but how good are they? In this video, Jay P Morgan and Kenneth Merrill compare two standard E-mount zoom lenses for full frame Sony cameras: an $879 Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD and a $2,198 Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM. How do they compare in terms of sharpness, image quality, and autofocus for both photo and video? Check out the video below for more details.
The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for Sony E mount was rumoured yesterday to be announced today, and now that announcement has come. Tamron has today officially announced development of the new 17-28mm f/2.8 lens, along with two others destined for Nikon and Canon full frame DSLRs. The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD prime lens and Tamron 35-150mm f/2.8-4 Di VC OSD zoom.
Tamron are getting ready to announce a new 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD lens for Sony FE, according to a post on Sony Alpha Rumors. While not quite as wide or as long, it should offer Sony shooters a less expensive alternative to the Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens for a short focal length zoom with a fast aperture.
Tamron has updated their list of Di and DI II series lenses confirmed to work with the Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras. The firmware updates, which started to come in November 2018 had only been tested with the Nikon Z7 at the time, and Z6 compatibility was more of a “well, it should work” sort of thing.
Now, though, Tamron has tested and confirmed that the following six F mount lenses will work with the Nikon Z6 when used with the Nikon FTZ mount adapter if they’re running the latest firmware.
Tamron has introduced a new and improved version of their 15-30mm f/2.8 lens. The SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2 promises a lot of improvements over its predecessor. Some of them include better overall image quality, as well as faster and more accurate AR and improved VC (vibration compensation). So, let’s jump in and see more details of the latest Tamron’s lens and what it has to offer.
The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC lens has had a lot of hype. Leaked in February, announced a day later, and subsequently reviews on its own, it’s seems to be quite a good lens. But how does it stand up against the Nikon 70-200mm f/4 VR and the brand new Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS II? And which should you buy?
That’s what this video from DPReview TV aims to find out. Chris and Jordan team up with photographer Kyle Marquardt to put them to the test. Which is going to be best for you will depend on your needs.
Tamron couldn’t stop shouting about its new 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD full frame lens for Sony leading up to its launch. I must’ve received a dozen press releases from them since the beginning of the year announcing its release. Now that its out, though, it seems that it has one big flaw. The autofocus randomly dies, requiring a power cycle of the camera in order to get it working again.
The issue was reported by That1CameraGuy during his initial review of the lens. But now, Tamron has acknowledged the existence of the problem. They don’t know what’s causing it, but they say that they’re trying to figure that out and that a fix will be coming via a firmware update which can be applied through the camera.
There’s been so much hype around the Tamron 28-75mm. f/2.8 Di RXD lens since the beginning of the year, but now Tamron is saying that they can’t keep up with the demand. The new lens was supposed to start shipping on May 24th, but it will inevitably be delayed for many customers since the number of reservations has apparently exceeded the production rate. Or at least this is what Tamron says. The other option is that they are having”regular” production delays, and are just building a hype.