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Jopa

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2017, 04:01:19 AM »
One step closer to the 11-1200mm goal.

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2017, 04:01:19 AM »

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2017, 04:14:44 AM »
Hi,
I got an early copy of this one and man, did it deliver.

Here's a stunning keeper from my recent shoot.

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    Wow! Top class bokeh... hee hee   :P

    Anyway, if it's small enough, might be a good "record shot" lens for my M5.

   Have a nice day.

gn100

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2017, 05:04:02 AM »
One step closer to the 11-1200mm goal.
... I was thinking of the 5-5000mm f0.75 IS  pancake ...... or is that another step further? ;D

Don Haines

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2017, 07:09:43 AM »
I don't see the point of ultrazoom lenses. Okay, it's only one lens to carry and even this will be lighter than the 10-18mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm (or 100-400mm) but the image quality will surely be somewhat lower than the ones above. And we use interchangeable lens cameras to use the specific lens for the specific situation, don't we? By the way, a 10-400 lens could be better. :)

Sometimes you have space for only one lens, or you are in a situation where a dropped lens sinks to the bottom of the river, or both. When kayaking, the camera comes along in a deck bag. One lens only!

(apologies for picture quality, the original is not with me and this one was posted on facebook and they heavily compressed it)
« Last Edit: June 20, 2017, 07:39:30 AM by Don Haines »
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LonelyBoy

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2017, 07:22:38 AM »
Do wonder how the f-stop breakdown goes throughout the zoom range.  If 300mm at better than 5.6 it could be a great replacement for those using 70-300's along with another lens. 

Would love to see a full frame version of this released down the line.  A 24-400 or 28-400 would be a killer compact super/ultra/uber-zoom to be able to travel with. 

Also would love to see a full frame equivalent of the 18-135 STM.  This is such a nice lens with very nice focal coverage without too much trade-off at the far end (still at f/5.6).  A 28-200 or 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 (or better) with VC would be nice.  The current 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 is a little too slow at the far end and does not really warrant using over a 70-300.

I've been beating that drum for a while - give me a 24-200 IS STM for FF and I will be a happy camper.  Especially if they deign to include weathersealing...

That 18-135STM is much of the reason I want the SL2.

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2017, 07:31:05 AM »

I really think 'superzoom' doesn't go far enough.  Megazoom?  Ultrazoom?  Überzoom?  Something...

Überzoom?  8)

could be an interesting lens on a eos M camera

I think I've already seen "hyperzoom" used for the 18-300-class lenses.

As for EOS M, why?  This thing is long enough to wipe out any size advantage of a smaller body; why not use a small crop DSLR with it?

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2017, 08:35:34 AM »
wow...largest zoom range...ever? for dslr that is..
... impressing if delivered with a decent IQ and a good in production QC.
Not my lens, but fascinating, what they're (all lens makers) do this time.
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2017, 08:35:34 AM »

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2017, 01:16:40 PM »
Compromise lens - will of course not have outstanding quality.  I have the FE 24-240mm lens for these sorts of days, and although it's not a lens I would use all the time, it's useful for that time you really only absolutely have to carry a single lens only.

I guess this will be the same sort of thing.

And also, absolutely zero chance of it even being f/5.6 at 300mm, it'll be f/6.3 from at least 300 to 400 I'm sure.

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2017, 03:34:56 PM »
Though superzooms can be useful in some situations I think it's better to have more specific lens with you. I always have at least my general – currently the 18-55mm IS II – for landscapes and buldings and my 60mm macro with me just in case.

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2017, 03:41:17 PM »
I'd like to try it on my Canon M5.

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2017, 06:23:45 PM »
I've got the 28-300 full frame version which is honestly not bad. It's a noticeable step below the Canon 24-105L and 16-35/4L in sharpness and contrast, but better than it should be for the size and weight. Focusing speed and accuracy are both comparable to the 24-105. As a travel lens in particular It's a worthwhile compromise compared to carrying a 24-70 and 70-300, as much for the convenience of not having to change as frequently as it is for the considerable weight saving. My current travel kit consist of 16-35/4, 28-300 Tammy and 50/1.4 Sigma EX.

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Re: Tamron to Announce New Superzoom, 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 VC HLD
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2017, 06:23:45 PM »