What's coming
Received an email saying to expect 1, maybe 2 lenses from Tamron.

The two possible lenses:

  • 24-75 f/2.8 VC
  • 70-200 f/2.8 VC

When Tamron wants to do a lens right, they can really pull it off. I've owned the 28-75 f/2.8 and 17-50 f/2.8. For the money, those lenses were hard to beat.

I hope Tamron stops with the superzooms, I fear an 18-400 f/3.5-8.0 VC or something along those lines. There are a lot of hobbyists on a budget, and would love more lenses like the ones mentioned above.

Sigma, Tokina and Tamron could both become big players in the lens market if they improve quality control and release lenses we ask for. With the DSLR market exploding, there's so much money to be made.


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  1. I own a Tamron 28-75 and not really waiting for an VC version because I have an 1D MKII which is heavy so an light lens like the 28-75 there is hardly any shake.

    If you have an lighter camera like then it is it a good choice because they a lot lighter and I even can keep those completely still.

    I have also an 70-200 IS from Canon and it is an really good lense and IS helping to take the shots without needing an mono-pod.

    More than 95% of the pictures I take are with the 28-75 so I am a big fan of this Tamron lense.

  2. I have 4 Tamron lenses now. The 17-50mm f/2.8, 2 x 24-75mm f/2.8 and the 70-200mm f/2.8 all are great lenses for the money. Tamron would do well if they got more in the prime lens market. Canon is killing me with the cost of their prime lenses.

  3. Just returned from an overseas trip.

    I saw the new Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC. I was not allowed to bolt it to my camera.

    Dealer had a 90 f/2 Macro.

    Also, saw the new 200-500 VC. It looks like Tamron improved the optics to max 5.6 vs 6.3.

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