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

reviewer#7121 date: Mar-19-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 70-200/2.8
Minolta 35-70/4.0
CZ 24-70/2.8
price paid:400 USD (new)
positive:Zoom range on FF
negative:Sharpness at wide open
comment:Before, I use CZ 24-70/2.8 as walk-around, but CZ has small range, 1kg weight, huge size - useless in outdoor, in nature shooting.

I take this lens as walk-around for A850. Excellent range for FF, good quality (at F7.1-9), well build. In good light situation, at F8, I cannot see difference (without microscope) between CZ and this Tamron.

You could see some compare tests with
Tamron 70-200/2.8
Minolta 35-70/4.0
CZ 24-70/2.8

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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