The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro and the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 is the longer of the two lenses at 128mm. The Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro with a length of 80mm, is 48mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 also has a larger diameter of 108mm compared to the Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro's 73mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro weighs 400g, which means it is 1000g (71%) lighter than the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 which has a weight of 1400g.
The Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro has a filter size of 55mm whereas the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 has a 95mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 55mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro:
And these are the 95mm filters that we recommend for the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50:
Both the Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro and the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 has the same Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A68, Sony A77 II and Sony A58.
Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro is also available in Canon EF and Nikon F (DX) mounts.
Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX) and Pentax KAF mounts.
Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 60mm which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 90mm
when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
On the other hand, the Schneider PC-TS 2.8/50 is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 75mm.