Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD E-mount lens review by doctortickle

reviewer#44475 date: Mar-8-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony FE 3.5-5.6 / 28-70, Minolta 24mm f/2.8 prime, Minolta 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5
price paid:£849
positive:Very sharp, good contrast, minimal CA/fringing, constant f/2.8, light, compact, weather sealing, nice 18 point star bursts
negative:Mount is nice and tight making it slightly awkward with smooth barrel to remove lens. Firmware update with MAC difficult had to revert to old Windows machine.
comment:Delighted with this lens. It performs very well at f/2.8 (very usable at f2.8) even better when stopped down to f/4.I had originally planned to buy Sony 16-35mm f/4 but have lens which is just as sharp and benefit of f/2.8 for astrophotography. Distortion is well controlled with built in profiles.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.80
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