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  1. #1
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    Tamron Making Z Lenses

    Tamron is making there first official Z mount Lens. It is a 70-300 f4.5-6.3. It is a first step. Now if they can get some of the 2.8 Zooms. Here is a video with some photos. Matt Irwin is a pretty good YouTube provider on Nikon.

    https://youtu.be/kJMa-4jmKqE


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    Nikkor Z14--30 f/4S, TC-2.0x Z mount Tele-Converter, AF-S Nikon 200-500 mm f/5.6E ED VR,

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  2. #2
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    Re: Tamron Making Z Lenses

    Hopefully more models will be forthcoming soon.
    Z6ii
    Z 24-70
    D7000
    Nikkor AF-S DX 18-105mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR
    Tamron SP 24-70 F2.8 Di VC USD
    Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD

  3. #3
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    Re: Tamron Making Z Lenses

    The biggest sticking point for me buying the Z5 was the lack of affordable telephoto lenses. I will probably be in the market for a lens to bridge the gap between my 24-70 and 200-500. This might fill the bill nicely. Assuming it performs well. I don't really mind it being a little slow, as long as it is sharp and focuses well.

  4. #4
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    Re: Tamron Making Z Lenses

    I'm still shocked Nikon hasn't announced a 70-300mm (or 70-200mm) f/4 Z-mount lens on the way. (Or did I miss it?) The Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 Z lens might be a little expensive for a lot of hobbyists.
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  5. #5
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    Re: Tamron Making Z Lenses

    I do think the Tamron lenses will be some good lenses. I am anxious to see this lens out in the market to be reviewed. The claim is that the 28-75 f2.8 was made by Tamron and it has gotten good reviews. I would love to see a 70-200 f2.8 or f4 and that 150 to 600 would be nice.

    I had Tamron for the most part with my DSLRs. I couldn’t afford the Nikon versions, and the G2 versions were good lenses. I hope they move faster than Nikon did.
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 FX Mirrorless Body, Nikkor Z 50 mm f/1.8S, Z 85 f/1.8S, Z70-200 F/2.8S, Z24-70 f/2.8S
    Nikkor Z14--30 f/4S, TC-2.0x Z mount Tele-Converter, AF-S Nikon 200-500 mm f/5.6E ED VR,

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  6. #6
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    Re: Tamron Making Z Lenses

    *personal rant ahead

    I have the 70-300 AF-P f4.5-5.6 lens I use on my Z6 via the FTZ adapter that preforms quite well, but I would have swapped that lens for a Z mount if it was no slower than 5.6 just for the ease of not having to monkey around with the FTZ in the camera bag. Not interested in this one whatsoever. BOO Nikon for absolutely dropping the ball on this. With all the hype of the larger flange and closer distance from the sensor to the rear element allowing engineers to design faster and lighter lenses, this type of lens should have been front and center on their Z mount lens road map years ago. Only thing I can think of is that Nikon kicked out 3 new 70-300's right before they castrated DSLR lenses and didnt want the Z lens to cannibalize the sales of those lenses. Maybe they'll allow Tamron to release this and then right after that, Nikon will release the ones that everyone's been waiting years for, the 70-200 f4 and or 70-300 f5.6. Maybe the Nikon 70-300 f5.6 is dead now that they're gouging people almost 3 grand for the 100-400 f5.6- why would they release a lens more than 90% the performance yet less than 1/4 the cost? Some of the things Nikon does makes me see red.

    *personal rant over
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    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4, 24-200 f4-6.3, 50 f1.8, 105 f2.8
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  7. #7
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    Re: Tamron Making Z Lenses

    Hopefully Tokina will start making more Z lenses. My experience has been that Tokina lenses run rings around Tamron lenses! Reason! Don't forget that Tokina was stared by former Nikon People.
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    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  8. #8
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    Re: Tamron Making Z Lenses

    Much like the F-mount lenses, Tamron has to reverse-engineer the AF and AE logic for the Z-mount. One wonders how different it can be if Nikon is using the same engineering team.
    Cameras
    Z5
    D750
    D600 (infrared converted)
    Lumix DMC-ZS6
    Nikon Lenses
    Nikkor Z 24-70mm f/4 S
    24-120mm f/4
    50mm f/1.8G
    70-200mm f/2.8G VR
    28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
    500mm f/8 reflex
    Other Lenses
    Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
    Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art
    Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 C
    Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD

  9. #9
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    Re: Tamron Making Z Lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedThrottle View Post
    *personal rant ahead

    I have the 70-300 AF-P f4.5-5.6 lens I use on my Z6 via the FTZ adapter that preforms quite well, but I would have swapped that lens for a Z mount if it was no slower than 5.6 just for the ease of not having to monkey around with the FTZ in the camera bag. Not interested in this one whatsoever. BOO Nikon for absolutely dropping the ball on this. With all the hype of the larger flange and closer distance from the sensor to the rear element allowing engineers to design faster and lighter lenses, this type of lens should have been front and center on their Z mount lens road map years ago. Only thing I can think of is that Nikon kicked out 3 new 70-300's right before they castrated DSLR lenses and didnt want the Z lens to cannibalize the sales of those lenses. Maybe they'll allow Tamron to release this and then right after that, Nikon will release the ones that everyone's been waiting years for, the 70-200 f4 and or 70-300 f5.6. Maybe the Nikon 70-300 f5.6 is dead now that they're gouging people almost 3 grand for the 100-400 f5.6- why would they release a lens more than 90% the performance yet less than 1/4 the cost? Some of the things Nikon does makes me see red.

    *personal rant over

    TT 5.6 to 6.3 is only a third of a stop given the ISO and noise capabilities of these new cameras is that really a concern?

  10. #10
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    Re: Tamron Making Z Lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by desmobob View Post
    I'm still shocked Nikon hasn't announced a 70-300mm (or 70-200mm) f/4 Z-mount lens on the way. (Or did I miss it?) The Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 Z lens might be a little expensive for a lot of hobbyists.
    You know, you can buy that 70-200 f2.8 from several respected sources in used Excellent condition for ~$700 ?

    I'd buy a used Nikon anything over a New Tamron anything
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