Two days ago we reported about a possibly upcoming Tamrom super telephoto zoom lens, and now it’s been officially announced. It’s a 4x zoom 150-600mm lens sporting an initial f5-6.3 aperture. In order to be able to take sharp images at such a long focal length, the lens comes with VC image stabilization and fast and silent ultrasonic autofocus motor. High image quality is promised by the use of three low dispersion glass elements and special coatings. Full specs after the break.
How many times have you sat there and screamed, “More ZOOM! More! Closer! Closer! Yes!” like a Mad Scientist? Well according to a post on Canon Watch, Tamron’s mad scientists may have been working on something along the lines of a new 150-500mm lens. The post is citing a report on Canon Rumors which states that the lens will have an f5-6.3 aperture range as well as incorporate VC into the body.
A lens with a range like this could work great not only for sports folks but also wildlife shooters.
According to the reports, it should be launching tomorrow. We’ll be sure to keep our eyes peeled.
At the moment, Sony has a very limited selection of lenses that can natively be used with the full frame E mount A7 and A7r cameras. But if you want to start transitioning into the system from your older one, there are a couple of lenses that we really recommend that you try to go for first to deal with some of the system’s shortcomings.
Some of these lenses we even had the opportunity of testing during our time with the camera. Here are just a few.
After buying a new camera with its obligatory kit lens, the number one question I am often asked is, “What lens should I buy?” Now, I usually follow this up with the question of what does the person like to shoot as that can really influence how I respond.
But the truth is that many new photographers haven’t even really figured that out yet. They’re shooting a little bit of everything. So, it’s important to make suggestions for additional lenses that will not only serve their “generalist” approach to photography, but will also be useful to them as they discover their own personal niche.
Though the kit lens that comes with your Nikon camera provides good performance for virtually all types of photography, photographers quickly realize the limits of such lenses.
So, if you are a beginner photographer who is eager to make use of some of that empty space in your camera bag, here are a few lenses that I think every beginner needs.
Macro lenses are loads and loads of fun. Not only do they function very well as single focal length lenses but also for photographing subject matter very closely. The lenses come in various focal lengths–some are wide angle, some are telephoto, and some are more normal in nature. But whether you’re a professional or a weekend warrior, there is bound to be at least one instance in your life where you will need a macro lens.
For those moments, we recommend only a certain select few that really reach out to us.
Lots of third party lens manufacturers are ramping up their services as of late. And in an extremely interesting move just made by Tamron, the company is now promising a three business day return on a repair of your lens. As long as the lens is received by 12PM EST (because the company is based on Long Island, NY) it will adhere to this announcement. According to them, “Lenses under warranty (Tamron USA offers a 6-year limited warranty on its photographic lenses) are repaired and shipped back to the customer within three business days. Out of warranty lenses are repaired and shipped back within three business days of the customer’s approval of the repair estimate.”
For a customer, this is great news. It has taken me sometimes more than a week for some of my other items to come back like flashes–granted those are from other companies.