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Sep 15, 2017 13:35 |  #1

Tamron has announced that they're working on their own version of a 100-400mm lens:

http://www.tamron-usa.com …00400_a035_dev_​sep17.html (external link)

Looks interesting. f/4.5 on the wide end like Canon, 6.3 on the long end like Sigma. No info on price or availability other than "Launch planned by end of 2017".

The release says a tripod collar will be available as an "optional accessory". That's a good compromise between making everybody pay for one whether they want it or not (Canon) and not offering one at all (Sigma). It says it's also Arca-Swiss compatible.

The 100-400 space is really heating up. More competition is always a good thing. It will be interesting to see how this one stacks up.

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Sep 15, 2017 14:50 |  #2

Might have been more important to put the focal length in thread title rather than the aperture range if I had to pick one or the other.

Looking forward to reviews from the usual suspects on this one.


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Sep 15, 2017 14:56 as a reply to  @ FEChariot's post |  #3

Whoops! Sorry, that was a copy/paste error on my part. Can the mods change it?


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Sep 15, 2017 15:04 |  #4

Sigma beat them to the punch for once.

Tit for tat.

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Sep 15, 2017 16:47 |  #5

MalVeauX wrote in post #18453107 (external link)
Sigma beat them to the punch for once.

Tit for tat.

As I said, more competition is a good thing. Having quality sub-$1000 alternatives puts pressure on Canon, and if Tamron is going to be price competitive with Sigma (and I don't see how they could do otherwise), then that's motivation for both Tamron and Sigma to continue to improve. In the long run it won't matter who was first.

Personally, I haven't owned a Tamron lens since 1992, and in the 100-400 category I already put my money on a Sigma in June and I couldn't be happier with it.

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Sep 15, 2017 16:58 |  #6

The Siggy is a little gem of a long range zoom. Glad to see Tamron wading in too.


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Sep 15, 2017 18:49 |  #7

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Whoops! Sorry, that was a copy/paste error on my part. Can the mods change it?

Looks like Jake is on top of it.


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Sep 16, 2017 05:41 |  #8

MalVeauX wrote in post #18453107 (external link)
Sigma beat them to the punch for once.

Tit for tat.

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What I find interesting is that they issued this press release "announcing the development" of the lens, but they say "Launch planned by the end of 2017." Have other manufacturers done this recently, i.e. announced they were developing something before they are ready to launch it?

Maybe Tamron fans have been clamoring for a lens like this from them. Or maybe they wanted to get the news out there before the holiday season gets underway.


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Sep 16, 2017 09:25 |  #9

mcoren wrote in post #18453425 (external link)
What I find interesting is that they issued this press release "announcing the development" of the lens, but they say "Launch planned by the end of 2017." Have other manufacturers done this recently, i.e. announced they were developing something before they are ready to launch it?

Maybe Tamron fans have been clamoring for a lens like this from them. Or maybe they wanted to get the news out there before the holiday season gets underway.

I think it's a good idea in this case. Anyone on the fence about buying the Sigma 100-400 for the holidays might hold off for reviews on this one.


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Sep 21, 2017 21:09 |  #10

I'd like to make an announcement.

I'm wanting to buy a new lens.

...this is all.


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Sep 21, 2017 22:48 |  #11

mcoren wrote in post #18453425 (external link)
What I find interesting is that they issued this press release "announcing the development" of the lens, but they say "Launch planned by the end of 2017." Have other manufacturers done this recently, i.e. announced they were developing something before they are ready to launch it?

Maybe Tamron fans have been clamoring for a lens like this from them. Or maybe they wanted to get the news out there before the holiday season gets underway.


Sigma's 4 lens release at the beginning of the year. It was several months before we even got prices on two of them. As for Tamron's wording, it seems silly since there's already images of the lens. Something I wouldn't believe would happen if it was in the planning stage.


There's 2 things I like on the Tamron's version over the Sigma's lens. One, it's a 1/3 stop faster on the wide end. And depending on when it moves to the next aperture value, it could be even more useful on the wide angle. Sigma's at f5.6 by 112mm. IF Tamron holds onto that f4.5, that'll be useful benefit to Tamron. And I'll take any extra SS I can get when it comes to moving animals. Second, there's going to be an optional tripod collar. And I like having a tripod collar. It's going to have the built in Arca mount, it'll be useful for hanging from my blackrapid strap vs all the weight on the camera mount, and I just prefer balancing a long lens in my hand on the tripod collar.


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Oct 10, 2017 20:21 |  #12

So wow nobody seems to care at all about this lens. I just watched Dustin Abbott's review and I now know why. This doesn't even have manual focus override full time. Why would they do that when they have a perfectly capably USM clone system in other lenses?


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FEChariot wrote in post #18470105 (external link)
So wow nobody seems to care at all about this lens. I just watched Dustin Abbott's review and I now know why. This doesn't even have manual focus override full time. Why would they do that when they have a perfectly capably USM clone system in other lenses?


Dustin hasn't done a review on the Tamron 100-400. Are you referring to a different lens? 18-400(crop) or Sigma 100-400?


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Oct 10, 2017 21:26 |  #14

ma11rats wrote in post #18470124 (external link)
Dustin hasn't done a review on the Tamron 100-400. Are you referring to a different lens? 18-400(crop) or Sigma 100-400?


Oops. I was thinking this thread was about the superzoom 18-400. I'm all mixed up.


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Oct 10, 2017 21:48 |  #15

Talley wrote in post #18457530 (external link)
I'd like to make an announcement.

I'm wanting to buy a new lens.

...this is all.

Buy my 24-105 STM! You know you want to do some video with that 5D4. :)




  
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