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
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor 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 Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro's 73mm diameter.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer 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.
Both Tamron 60mm f2 II LD IF Macro and 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 a 35mm equivalent focal range of 90mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera. 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 an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 75mm.