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

reviewer#9734 date: Dec-31-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Sony 55-200
price paid:199.00
positive:Sharp lens with great color. great range from telephoto to wide angle.
negative:Tends to be a tad on the contrast side. Zoom is tight to handle. Sticks.
comment:This lens is bulky but solid. it also offers a great range and will be my main lens for everyday uses. It is quite sharp throughout and the color and contrast is great. The contrast is a bit high as some light areas almost too over exposed. The weight does not rally bother me as it is well balanced and feels rugged. Came with sturdy case also. Better color than the Sony 55-200 but is not a D lens for flash.

After more use, I adjusted the camera so the contrast is much better.
Very pleasing results. The only irritation is that the lock button sticks occasionally to free up the zoom.

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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