Tamron AF 19-35mm F3.5-4.5 A-mount lens review by teemuy

reviewer#6741 date: Jan-14-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
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:SAL 1870
SAL 18200
Minolta 17-35 F2.8-4 D
price paid:100e
positive:Solid feel, sharper than the kit lenses.
negative:Distortion, flare.
comment:No frills lens, cheap but solid. Mine reports as 18 mm in the wide end. Works with full frame/film although haven't tried with either.

Got this as a replacement for the kit lenses and used fairly extensively at that time. Barrel distortion at the wide end is significant and color reproduction is not very impressive, but my copy is pleasingly sharp throughout the aperture range.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 12
  • sharpness: 3.96
  • color: 4.25
  • build: 3.58
  • distortion: 3.67
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 3.79
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