Tamron SP AF 24-135mm F3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF Macro A-mount lens review by m3krister

reviewer#10430 date: Aug-5-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 own this lens
compared to:Sigma 18-125/3,8-5,6 DC HSM
price paid:200 EUR (used)
Picture quality
negative:Zoomring a bit sticky
Low contrats in light areas
comment:Goos picture quality.
Good colors, although not as outstanding as "old Minolta".
Contrast a bit week sometimes especially in light areas.
Wish it was shorter than 24 mm!
Focus seems to work well with very little hunting.
Perfect as walkabout lens.
Weight balances well on my A550 but on less heavy cameras not so well.
Difficult to compare to my Sigma 18-125, the Sigma feels a bit more "solid" and has the advantegae of 18 mm, but the picture quality is not noticably different.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 51
  • sharpness: 4.33
  • color: 4.47
  • build: 4.51
  • distortion: 4.29
  • flare control: 4.22
  • overall: 4.36
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