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

reviewer#5401 date: May-18-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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:
price paid:220 USD New
positive:Price, zoom range, sharpness, close focus
negative:a little distortion wide
comment:A great all around lens, especially in good light. i got some nice results across all focal lengths, nice colors (would have given 4.5). seems to be sharpest around f8. AF was fast in good light. a great looking lens, pretty compact given what it covers. build is good, very sturdy, no zoom creep. there is a small amount of distortion around 24-28mm, but not bad at all. a really nice lens, highly recommended.

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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