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Re: Patent: Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2017, 03:58:43 AM »
One advantage of a zoom over a prime is the retracted size. Its not a big deal with a wide or normal lens but a long zoom is pretty "long". How about a "collapsible" prime that packs down small. That seems like something that could improve on the current zooms at the max fl.

Exactly what I was thinking.
Why don’t manufacturers try to minimize the size of prime lenses by making them collapsible. In my view the problem with bigger size is not the usability, because I find bigger lens easier to hold in my arms, but the transport. I prefer smaller size lenses when I go hiking because they are easier to pack and you can use smaller bags. 
They could have full size lenses, which are more robust for pros and lower cost collapsible lenses, which do not have to be built like tank, for us - consumer non pro users.

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Re: Patent: Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2017, 03:58:43 AM »