Missing: Where is the Tamron 14-150mm MFT lens?

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Back in January Tamron announced a new 14-150mm F/3.5-5.8 Di III VC Micro Four Thirds lens. At the time they didn’t unveil neither the release date nor the price. After 9 months(!) Tamron website still doesn’t disclose the release date and price. The lens is listed on BHphoto too but without any useful info.

Some of our readers got any hint about the lens release???

Here are the lens specs:

Focal length
F/3.5-5.8
17 elements in 13 groups
0.5m (19.7 in.)
1:3.8 (at f=150mm: MFD 0.5m)
φ52mm
80.4mm (3.2 in.)
85.24mm (3.4 in.)
φ63mm
280g (9.9 oz.)
7 (Circular diaphragm)
F/22
Flower-shaped lens hood
Micro Four Thirds
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(FT5) More E-M1 testing report .

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I got some more tidbits from my sources:

1) While not official the E-M1 body price should be $1,500. There will be also two kit version with 12-40mm or 12-50mm lens.

2) It has no Anti Aliasing filter

3) True Pic VII processor improves video quality like moire reduction.

4) has mic Input, single SD card slot.

5) New Environmental Sensing System will adjust VF brightness automatically, according to scene.

6) The sources confirmed that FT lenses focus as fast as MFT lenses

7) The 12-40mm lens has a snap-manual ring – just like the 12 and 17mm!

8) The 12-40mm is the first lens of the new PRO lens line

 

The camera and lens will be announced on September 10 at 5-6 am London time!

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FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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First SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 CINE lens test (available in Spring 2014 for $499).

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Belfast SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 (prototype) on 5 axis stabilization OMD E-M5 from Seb Farges on Vimeo.

There is a new SLR Magic MFT lens coming. The SLR Magic 17mm T1.6 CINE lens will be available in Spring 2014 for $499 USD or $449 EUR. Seb Farges tested the pre-production version and posted his early thoughts on Vimeo.

 

Current SLRmagic lenses for Micro Four Thirds:
SLR magic 11mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR magic Cine 12mm T/1.6 Lens at Adorama (Click here).
SLR Magic 25mm T0.95 at Adorama (Click here).
Toy Lens 26mm f/1.4 lens on eBay (Click here).
SLR Magic 35mm f/1.7 MC lens on eBay (Click here).
Noktor SLRmagic 50mm on eBay (Click here) SLR Magic Pin Hole Lens at Adorama (Click here).

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Olympus US deals are back!

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Olympus US re-launched the US deals! You can find a good list (including the current Panasonic deals) at Amazon US (Click here).

Superkits:
$50 off on the E-PM2 and E-Pl5 superkits at Amazon (Click here).
E-M5:
$150 off on the E-M5 with 12-50mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the E-M5 body at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
E-PL5:
$50 off on the E-PL5 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PL5 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).
E-PM2:
$50 off on the E-PM2 with 14-42mm kit lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the Black E-PM2 Kit with 14-42mm lens, case, mini tripod, and memory card at Amazon (Click here).
Micro Four Thirds and Four Thirds lenses:
$100 off on the 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 12mm f/2.0 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$150 off on the 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 75mm f/1.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$50 off on the 40-150mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
$100 off on the 17mm f/2.8 lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).
Micro Four Thirds accessory:
$75 off on the Olympus FL-600R Wireless Flash at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here).

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New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera tests (Sensor Blooming and White Orbs issues?).

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Sanlitun, Beijing – shot on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and graded with Filmconvert from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

There are three different new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera tests and all three reported Sensor Blooming and White Orbs issues.

Newsshooter reports

Overall I found the results to be quite pleasing but marred by the presence of a ‘black dot’ issue from point light sources. These can be clearly seen in several frames of the video. I had encountered this before on the larger BMCC but was disappointed to see it on this camera too. Whilst this can be removed fairly easily in cinema post-production (harder if the object is moving), it makes life difficult for real world shooters on tight deadlines – who might have been hoping to use this camera for its stealth factor.

Also present are ‘white orbs’ which other early testers have reported. When the image has a bright specular highlight it is turned into a rather unpleasing white blob. This was less visible at night but still in several frames if you look for it. It was far more evident in the daytime shots from yesterday.

Also Personal View and Slashcam (German) tested the camera and found the same issue. It looks like this isn’t a Software issue…it could be Hardware :(

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