Following the success of its 28-75mm f/2.8 and the hype surrounding the recently released 17-28mm f/2.8, Tamron has just given the world a glimpse of four new lenses for Sony full-frame cameras that it has in the pipeline.
In line with suspicions, one of the lenses looks like a zoom lens that would fill out the company’s holy trinity of f/2.8 glass. Given Tamron’s willingness to compromise on focal ranges by not having them overlap, a lens that starts at 75mm seems most likely, and while some expect it to reach 210mm, my feeling is that size and weight will mean that it ends up coming in somewhere between 150mm and 180mm.
The other three lenses — all the same size and shape — are significantly smaller and almost certainly primes. 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm seem the most logical given that 85mm lenses tend to be significantly larger. Of these, the one that excites me most is the prospect of an affordable 35mm f/1.8 that saves size, weight and cost over Sony’s recently launched version by, among other things, foregoing the customizable button and AF/MF switch.
That said, Tamron has established a reputation for producing lenses that are slightly outside of the norm in order to offer something a little different to prospective customers. If so, what would they be? Leave your thoughts in the comments, along with what you’d like to see coming from this innovative Japanese manufacturer.