Tamron AF 20-40mm F2.7-3.5 Aspherical IF A-mount lens review by duprey26

reviewer#994 date: Jul-7-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Min 35-70 f/4
price paid:
positive:Relatively sharp at the wide end, compared to other wide zooms.
negative:Prone to flare, and not wide enough on digital
comment:I loved the range of this lens on film, but its not quite wide enough on digital, and it's older design makes it more prone to flare. Until I see something definitively better and wider though, I'm not giving up on it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.75
  • color: 4.75
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 3.75
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 4.35
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