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

reviewer#4589 date: Dec-28-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24-105
Minolta 75-300
price paid:140 Ł
positive:Impressiv size
Good allround lens
Good pictures 24-135 mm
negative:Hunts a lot in low light!!
Size
comment:I gave 3 in build rating since this lens hunts so desperatly in low light situations. I sold this lens and bought minolta 24-105 insted. What a difference! Minolta lens is smaller, lighter and faster in low light situations.
Don´t missunderstand me. This Tamron lens IS good. If you use it in normal light, it´s wonderful.
I am using it indoor during dance- and gymnastic competions. Using it in dance is like in sports, fast photographing. In dancecompetions they use quite low light. I call it "Bedroomlight". Quite impossible, so I changed from A100 to A700 as well. A100 had some focusing problems in my opinion. A700 is much better. :)

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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