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

reviewer#8977 date: Apr-30-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 3
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:minolta 28-105 3.5-4.5
sigma 24-70 2.8 DG EX HHSM
price paid:120,00
positive:Zoom range FF
Detail captured
Size/weight
negative:No D lens
Slow AF (f4 at 30mm, f5.6 at 70-135mm)
Noisy AF
Visable distortion at 24 mm
comment:I had one, some years a go on my a-100 and sold it after purchasing better gear. But on my A900 a really missed a good ff walk-about lens. I tried the minolta 28-105 but missed a few mm wide angle. The sony 24-105 3.5-4.5 had a lot of vignette on the A900. With no crop factor, more zoom is also nice. So when a tamron 24-135 was offered to me good as new for a great price i was very happy to own one again. It is now my primary day-trip lens. On my A900 without the vertical grip, fitting in a small camera bag, looks like a mid range DSLR but it delivers professional grade pictures.

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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