I remember when this lens was announced thinking it would be nice to have the extra 50mm below the standard 100-400 lenses. I didn't think about it much more until a few weeks ago when I started wishing for that added 50mm while shooting and rediscovered it while window shopping.
I have it only for one day so these are initial observations. The threasld can be used as a showcase for the lens as well (I was surprised there wasn't one open give how old the lens is).
Very beautiful rendition of the background at minimum focus. A very mild swirly bokeh at the edges (less...
Kind of impressed. This is a nice compact little lens and seems to be pretty sharp. I had need for a wide/fast and this fills the bill nicely. B&H has these on sale for $400.
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I thought we should have a thread for this lens. It has hardly been off at least one of my cameras ever since I got it. It's my 'Do everything lens' that is just right for a one lens one camera day out shooting, IMO.
and of course it does cars as well...
I remember back when superzooms were just for convenience, not image quality. Heck, zooms in general were compromising greatly on IQ back in the days of the film era, even in the very end of it. So now that I've used this Tamron 28-200 superzoom for Sony FE-mount for a while, I'm still quite...
Bought this lens a few hours ago and here are a few samples from a street shoot on the way back home, stopping by in the city center which is my usual hunting ground.
Someone's not happy with me snapping :)
Tiny crop. Lens holding up quite well.
Slightly cropped, both taken with the 30 1.4 stopped down, lens firmware upgraded to the v03 and AF is about the same or faster than the Sony 50mm 1.8 OSS lens, which is not ideal for fast moving subjects.
This was the first lens I got for my Sony system. I took this photo at the subway during peak hour, the lady wearing a speaker probably has got the easiest job, to tell people to wait for the next train, luckily we don't have those "pushers" you see in Japan or even Beijing these days.
Here she is.