The Tamron apologists are out in full force…

With Sigma’s release of the 24-70mm ART, there seems to be a floury of Tamron apologising for something, and I’m still not quite sure what. The Tamron is a great lens.

The challenge is when a manufacturer releases a good lens, suddenly owners of similar lenses feel they need to defend their lenses. It’s as if, someone else releasing a better lens, suddenly makes a lens they were perfectly happy with…bad.

Their lens didn’t get any worse. It’s not producing worse photos. It’s the same great lens it was 12 months ago, but there is a better lens and that hurts their feelings. The only way to do that is to try convince people that this new evil lens isn’t any good and that people don’t need it. Crisis averted. Continue reading “The Tamron apologists are out in full force…”