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24Peter Veteran Member • Posts: 4,370
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I wanted a lens to use for both video on my Z6 as well as people photography - I do headshots, 1/2 body and full body shots for actors, models and executives. The Nikon 24-120 VR F4 I had was actually a pretty good kit lens but a little weak at 120mm. I prefer to shoot headshots in the 135-200mm range. Curious, I thought I'd try out the Tamron 35-150. (I previously owned the Tamron 17-35 F 2.8-4 and liked the build quality and sharpness.)

I've been using the 35-150 for a couple of months and so far have been happy with the results. The faster aperture is helpful for video shoots and background blur, while the 150mm is good for tight headshots. Full body shots can easily be had @ 35mm without changing lenses.

There is some pincushion distortion at 35mm and some vignetting across the frame at 150mm. But the image is sharp wide open at all apertures, even into the corners. Focus with the FTZ is acceptably fast and accurate, though it's definitely not the fastest focusing lens I own. The image stabilization is good but not great. I'm guessing 2.5-3 stops @ 150mm. I wouldn't consider this an all-in-one or travel lens since 35mm isn't very wide. But for my purposes, it fits the bill. Definitely recommend trying the Tamron 35-150, especially if you catch it on sale.

 24Peter's gear list:24Peter's gear list
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z50
Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD
Telephoto zoom lens • Canon EF, Nikon F (FX) • A043
Announced: Feb 20, 2019
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Nikon Z6 Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4
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