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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:06 am 
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It seems like Sony is releasing a new 28-75mm f/2.8 zoom lens (SAL-2875). This lens has SAM (smooth AF motor) built in.

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An affordable and lightweight alternative to the Carl Zeiss 24-70 f2.8 lens (SAL2470Z)?

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The Sony is a rebadge of the Tamron as far as the optics are concerned. Hard to see why anyone would get this instead of the much cheaper Tamron.

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popo wrote:
Hard to see why anyone would get this instead of the much cheaper Tamron.
I haven't spotted the price from Sony on this lens yet. How can you be so sure that Tamron would be much cheaper?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:29 am 
It has been on the Sony Canada website for a while now. They have a price of $999.99!!!

http://www.sonystyle.ca/commerce/servle ... 269n100355

I'm glad to hear that the optics are the same as the Tamron, as I just purchased the Tamron on ebay. Can't wait for it to arrive!


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Antony wrote:
I haven't spotted the price from Sony on this lens yet. How can you be so sure that Tamron would be much cheaper?


Since when did a Sony rebadge of a Tamron come out cheaper? They may have other mechanical differences however, but generally not significant.

Looking around, I've found a case where it may have a point now. When sold as a kit with the A850, the incremental cost is not far off the Tamron lens retail. But the individual price seems to be comparatively high.

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There is a review of the lens here:

http://kurtmunger.com/sony_28_75mm_f_2_8id110.html

I don't know how pro this guy is, but cording to his reviews generally, seems like he knows something.

But the gueston is how can we be sure that this lens is rebadged Tamron? Not Minolta?

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Kurt's reviews are generally very good, I've read quite a lot of them so far, great information in there!

The problem with this lens is that the Tamron version is much cheaper, and the Zeiss 24-70mm is not too big a step up, especially for full frame-users.

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