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

reviewer#45611 date: Nov-10-2020
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 24-240mm
Sony 24-105mm f4
price paid:£899 (new)
positive:Sharp lens especially on a 24mp body.
Fast aperture through a good range of the zoom focal lengths
Good AF, with flare and distortion reasonably well controlled (in fact for this kind of a lens its very good!)
Its compromise is very obvious, nothing hidden and horrendous like other superzooms (look in negatives below)
negative:Only 28mm start but I suppose that keeps the lens compact and optical formula simpler to make this lens sharp at the range I does provide.
Rendering especially sunstars and bokeh not the best.
comment:This is a very viable alternative to the 24-105mm f4 G which is actually you a rather sharp lens through the zoom range. What you lose in reach on the wide end you make up for in reach at the long end and also a stop more light at 28mm. The results from this lens does give more resolution than just cropping results out of 24-105mm, so that is a pretty good result overall.

Sony 24-105mm does render more nicely and sunstars are very nice in comparison.

the Sony 24-240mm isn't really a serious contender when it comes to IQ.

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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