Tamron 28-200 on a6500 - thoughts?

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Martin_99 Senior Member • Posts: 1,901
Re: Tamron 28-200 on a6500 - thoughts?

Joshua1209 wrote:

Martin_99 wrote:

Basically you can choose compact option (Sony 18-135), fast option (Tamron 70-180) and flexible option (Tamron 28-200). There is also long reach option (70-350).

I think, that only you can decide what is the most important to you. The optical quality should not be much different. All mentioned lenses are new sharp designs.

How's the performance of the 18-135 compared the tamrons? It has the size advantage and that OSS.

It's difficult to find direct test comparison on the same body, but maybe some leading points you can find here:

https://sonyalpha.blog/2020/03/02/which-lenses-are-the-sharpest-for-a-a6xxx/

https://sonyalpha.blog/2019/11/10/which-lenses-to-maximise-the-potential-of-the-sony-a7riv/

What's it like IQ wise?? I have the Sigma 19 f2.8. Does it compare at all with the Sigma 19 at 19mm f3.5. I do most of my shooting at f4 to f5.6.

I compared 18-135 with Sony 20f2.8 in the past (at 20mm of course) . the picture quality was quite similar, so I can see it as succes for a zoom. Acc. the reviews Sigma 19f2.8 have similar image quality as 20mm.

I have the 56 f1.4 for portraits and will buy either the Sony 35 f1.8 or the Sigma 30 f1.4.

It is the zoom that I have not been able to make up my mind about.

Don't you miss wider focal lenghts (in case of choice 28-200)?

EDIT: you already have 16-55, so wide si covered

 Martin_99's gear list:Martin_99's gear list
Sony a6400 Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony E 70-350mm F4.5-6.3 G OSS +1 more
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