Tamron SP AF 24-135mm F3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF Macro A-mount lens review by JimK
|JimK#9260 date: Jul-26-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 18-70 Kit|
|price paid:||$400 USD (new 2002)|
Ease of use
|negative:||Not quite wide enough for inside shots, have to switch to 18-70|
|comment:||I purchased a used 800SI in 2002 with a really terrible Min 80-200 zoom. After exhaustive research I chose the Tamron 24-135, and have never regretted it. |
2 years ago I purchased an A300 with the kit lens. Again, the 24-135 may as well have been glued to the A300, because it almost never came off. I have extended my used lens collection, and now have a larger variety of good Min glass, but the Tammy is still one of my favorites.
UPDATE: I now have an A580, and as another reviewer reported, it just gets better. Only complaint is that 24MM on APS-C just isn't wide enough indoors.