Tamron 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD E-mount lens review by Hezu

reviewer#46948 date: Aug-2-2023
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
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:Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS
Sony AF 4-5.6/70-400 SSM G (A mount, I haven't used these side by side since 70-400G was sold already earlier)
price paid:1 199 €
positive:+ Very useful focal length range
+ Reasonably small and light lens
+ Decent magnification and minimum focusing distance (especially at wide end)
negative:- Cannot be used with teleconverters
- Tripod collar must be purchased separately
- Does not survive submerging into water :-)
comment:This is a versatile telephoto lens that works for many use cases, albeit the long end at 400 mm may at times feel tad short, although the fact the wide end starts at 50 mm compensates this quite a bit.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.50
  • overall: 4.65
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