Tamron 28-200 vs Sony 24-105 - asked before but still require advice

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Old Pirate Senior Member • Posts: 1,510
Re: Tamron 28-200 vs Sony 24-105 - asked before but still require advice

I have the 24, 55, and 85 primes and the 16-35 and 24-105 zooms.   When I travel I carry the 24-105 and 24 prime.   On my A7riv I can bump the mode to APSC and get that 105 to 157 via a 26 megapixel image and have plenty of room to crop.  Once inside I can see what f4 does and if I don't need more than 8,000 ISO I stay with the 24-105 and if it is indeed too dark I put the 24 prime on.

Maybe it is my copy, but my 24-105 is as good as any I have during the day.   I also have the 70-200 2.8 G for events and on the ground sports.   Also, during the day and outside I bought a used 70-300 G to walk with rather than lugging my 200-600 and don't discount that lens either.

Everyone of these Sony lenses is capable of delivering stellar images.  What you own and what you use is as personal as the type of food you eat.  Just enjoy!   I have owned Tamron lenses and the 70-200 2.8 in A mount and their 90 mm macro in that mount were very good, but the image I got from them, albeit sharp, always had a cold and stark appearance versus the warmer Sony results.   The Sony 90mm macro has the Tamron look for some reason in terms of IQ.

Anyway.....we each have to decide and no one but you can offer you a satisfactory answer for the long term.

 Old Pirate's gear list:Old Pirate's gear list
Sony a7R IV Sony a1 Sony FE 90mm F2.8 macro Sony 1.4x Teleconverter (2016) Sony FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS +7 more
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