Tamron 35mm F2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 E-mount lens review by marco_palomar

reviewer#45810 date: Jan-1-2022
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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:samyang 35 2.8 af; zeiss 35 2.8 fe; tamron sp 35 1.8
price paid:200
positive:very sharp even at f/2.8. Light distortion and vignetting. Good color; works fine in backlight. Price, weight, good construction; modern rendition. No AC.
negative:a little bulky compared to competitors; focus by wire; fast modern rendition
comment:a good lens, very sharp and lightewight, but not so small. Focus by wire is the worst technological innovation of last years, uncomfortable and slow to use. Fast and accurate autofocus, but sometimes it hunts back and forth. Modern rendition of sharpness and colours, with high micro-contrast is at the same time a pro and a cons.
This lens is not on the same levels of zeiss 35 2.8, that has better colours, but it's much better of samyang 35 2.8 for colours and a bit better for sharpness.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.33
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.27
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