Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Tamron patents another FE lens

  1. #1
    Senior Member Slingers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    457
    Post Thanks / Like

    Tamron patents another FE lens

    Tamron has published a patent for another FE lens. This time its a 28/2.8 with optical stabilization.



    Is it possible its a new Batis?

    Found: Tamron 28mm F2.8 VC?????????????So-net???
    Craig Slingsby
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post

  2. #2
    Senior Member Joe Colson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    North Carolina, USA
    Posts
    1,911
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    36

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    Probably not a Batis, but good news nonetheless. With Tamron and possibly Sigma joining the FE lens party, 2016 should be a great year for Sony shooters. I'd love to see the Sigma 50mm Art in an FE mount. Or a Batis 50mm or 55mm with Otus IQ.

    Joe
    _________________________________
    Joe Colson Photography
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post

  3. #3
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    I want a Batis 50 1.4 and a 135 f2. I'll take a Batis 18 as well.

    Seriously given I love both of mine I could go all Batis glass down the line.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  4. #4
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Vivek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    13,601
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    21

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    The patents are for 28/2.8, 50/2.8 and 60/2.8. We do need compact primes.

  5. #5
    Administrator, Instructor Guy Mancuso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    23,623
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2555

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    Plenty of room to add 2.8 small primes. Choices choices and more choices makes a great system. That's the end game a great system to pick from
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

    www.guymancusophotography.com

  6. #6
    Senior Member Annna T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Swiss Alps
    Posts
    1,444
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    3

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The patents are for 28/2.8, 50/2.8 and 60/2.8. We do need compact primes.
    Are you sure it is for a 60mm ? That sounds quite of weird next to the 50mm, unless it is either 50mm or 60mm (aka Tamron us considering both and will pick the definitive one later), or unless the 60mm is a macro one, or an APSC one (90mm equivalent makes more sense)

  7. #7
    Senior Member ggibson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    743
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    Surprising to see optical stabilization in there since Sony seems to be moving towards IBIS in all of their full-frame bodies. Maybe the IBIS+Lens IS combo makes for slightly better stabilization performance? But I might rather have lower lens costs and fewer parts to break.

    These lenses look pretty compact from the diagrams, which is great. Smaller lenses, even f2.8 is good IMO. Although we don't really need that 28mm since we already have a pretty compact and affordable f2.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamgibson/
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  8. #8
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Vivek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    13,601
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    21

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    Quote Originally Posted by ggibson View Post
    Surprising to see optical stabilization in there since Sony seems to be moving towards IBIS in all of their full-frame bodies. Maybe the IBIS+Lens IS combo makes for slightly better stabilization performance? But I might rather have lower lens costs and fewer parts to break.

    These lenses look pretty compact from the diagrams, which is great. Smaller lenses, even f2.8 is good IMO. Although we don't really need that 28mm since we already have a pretty compact and affordable f2.
    There could be cheaper A7RII versions without IBIS?

    They do look good.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Slingers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    457
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    I now have a strong suspicion that this patent is for a cheap 50/2.8 due to speed and the distortion correction needed by a profile.

    There's 3 designs in this patent but even more exciting is the Tamron patent for the Sony FE 90 Macro. I would like it if Sony took the 180mm or 300mm macro from that patent.

    90 patent link: http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2015-04-24

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    475
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Slingers View Post
    Tamron has published a patent for another FE lens. This time its a 28/2.8 with optical stabilization.
    What's the patent number?

    American or Japanese patent?

    - Leigh

  11. #11
    Senior Member Slingers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    457
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    I believe it's 2015-163926 and is Japanese

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    596
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    Given the performance of zooms I want primes to be fast. The Batis model for F2 or wider is fine with me.

    The 25, 85 is a good start. Add a 35 or so and I'm happy. I don't really like 135 as a focal length. Maybe a 200. My all-time favorite portait lens was the 105 Nikkor. I don't even remember what its max aperture was, but it was a great lens for portraits. Would love to see something similar for Sony FE.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Marin County, CA
    Posts
    593
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Tamron patents another FE lens

    Quote Originally Posted by dmward View Post
    Given the performance of zooms I want primes to be fast. The Batis model for F2 or wider is fine with me.

    The 25, 85 is a good start. Add a 35 or so and I'm happy. I don't really like 135 as a focal length. Maybe a 200. My all-time favorite portait lens was the 105 Nikkor. I don't even remember what its max aperture was, but it was a great lens for portraits. Would love to see something similar for Sony FE.
    The FE35 1.4 isn't fast enough?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •