Tamron 17-28 F2.8 vs Zeiss 16-35 F4

Started 1 month ago | Questions thread
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
JamminHyaku
JamminHyaku Regular Member • Posts: 332
Tamron 17-28 F2.8 vs Zeiss 16-35 F4

I know there are several reviews online already, but I am looking for some user experience on this comparison.

The Tamron usually goes for about 1000$ CAD used locally, as it is fairly new.

The Sony/Zeiss I found locally for 800$ CAD used, as it has no box and has some scuffs and marks cosmetically on the body from bumping other lenses in a camera bag, according to the seller. This is about half its retail price, which is more than the Tamron, so I am wondering if it isn't the better bargain.

Personally I would prefer the extra light of the Tamron, as I can live without the extra range I believe. F4 isn't very bright, it would only really be good for outdoors, and eliminates any usefulness for astrophotography, which I don't do a lot but would like to do more of. However, I am mostly look for the better bargain as I am just a hobbyist looking for quality at a good price. I know as well some people say the Zeiss is rather soft past around 28mm.

For reference, I do a little of everything. Portraits, Landscape, Birds, Animals, indoors, outdoors, stars, etc. Feel free to check my gear list if you like!

 JamminHyaku's gear list:JamminHyaku's gear list
Sony a7R II Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS Sony FE 50mm F1.8 Samyang AF 14mm F2.8 FE +7 more
ANSWER:
This question has not been answered yet.
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPrevious
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow