Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD E-mount lens review by Meister_Bing
|Meister_Bing#44258 date: Apr-8-2019|
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|ownership:||I have experience with this lens|
|compared to:||Sony FE 24-105G|
|price paid:||Borrowed from friend|
|positive:||+Sharpness across focal range|
+Excellent AF speed
+Excellent weight and size balance
+Very good close up capability (great to have wide angle close-up)
+Fast lens for a reasonable price
|negative:||-Bokeh is a bit busy|
-Color rendition feels lackluster
-A bit plasticky
|comment:||I bought the Sony 24-105 several months prior to the announcement of Tamron 28-75 f2.8. If given a second chance I might have chosen Tamron over Sony. |
This lens is well made, all parts feels well tightened together and leaves no play. However it does feel a bit plasticky. Weight balance is fantastic, it feels way better than my Sony 24-105 handheld.
Focusing is blazing fast and sharpness is better than my Sony. Close-up is also better than my 24-105 largely due to the capability of wide angle close up(You do get better magnification on Sony 24-105 but at 105mm the DoF is too shallow, same issue is more pronounced on Sony 100-400gm which claims to have 0.35x), while on wider end, DoF is no big issue at all, not to mention the wide angle macro perspective is very nice.
Bokeh is the major deal breaker you can pick on, if there is any. Out of focus area is very nervous if background gets too close to your object. If you got spoiled with GM lens, you may not like the bokeh from this Tamron.
Overall it's a very solid choice for most people to buy, leaving very few professional photographers to Sony 24-70 GM