Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD E-mount lens review by pegelli

reviewer#45600 date: Oct-10-2020
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:FE CZ 24-70/4
price paid:799 Euro
positive:Small, light, 67 mm filter thread, sharp for a superzoom-especially the corners (sharper corners than the FE 24-70/4 CZ, but center sharpness is a tad lower), keeps bright aperture while zooming in (f4.0 @ 70 mm, f4.5 @ 105 mm)
negative:Some (barrel) distortion at middle focal length that does not get corrected fully with the built in profile
comment:Great "one size fits all" zoomlens of modest size and good quality. Keeping bright apertures far into the zoom range (see positives above) Starting at 28 mm is probably the compromise made in the lens design that allows the small size and excellent optical quality.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 4.80
  • build: 4.60
  • distortion: 4.40
  • flare control: 4.60
  • overall: 4.58
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