Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD E-mount lens review by Raistlin

reviewer#44281 date: May-6-2019
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Lots of Lenses.
price paid:775 € new
positive:Extremely sharp, really is a match for the 42MP sensor of the A7RII. The compact build makes a perfect combination with the A7 series. Already sharp at F 2.8, getting even sharper if you stop down. And very fair price compared to Sony 24-70 GM.
negative:Could be wider on the short end. 24mm would be great.
Flare control is not perfect (but not a real problem either, if you shoot directly into the sun you will have flare :))
Feels a little cheap. Well it is plastic. But then, this also saves weight.
comment:I thought so long about buying the Sony 24-70 GM, but being a hobby photographer, I could never really justify spending this amount of money on that lens. Plus, the Sony is huge, and I was not really willing to carry the G Master around all the time. The Tamron is the perfect compromise. From what you save compared to the G Master, you can easily buy a nice manual ultra wide angle lens to (over)compensate for the missing 4mm on the short end. And you will still have a lot of money left. Also, I think the Tamron is the perfect size for the A7RII, it just feels right. I can absolutely recommend it to everyone who searches a good standard zoom for the 42MP sensor. This thing is razor sharp.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.75
  • build: 4.25
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.75
  • overall: 4.75
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