A worthy purchase

Started Jun 18, 2019 | User reviews
Robin Ducker New Member • Posts: 9
A worthy purchase

This focal length isn't in my preferred range so I was willing to compromise somewhat. Overall, I am glad I did, though I would have loved this lens to reach down to 24mm FL at which I take the majority of my shots. Generally I use the Sony 16-35 for this - 24mm being one of its strengths, while 35 is clearly not. So, at 28mm + the Tamron fills a useful role. Compared to the Sony at for me. At 28-35mm its about equal or one stop better at 28 but clearly superior at 35 on the Sony. In the field this shows up very clearly and I have been quite pleased with some of the images, particularly those in which I have used focus stacking to gain extra acuity. A worthwhile purchase. Build quality wise, it's clearly second best to the Sony range, so look after it because its doesn't feel like it can handle hard use.

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Sony a6000 Sony a7R III Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN | A Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN Art +6 more
Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD
Wideangle zoom lens • Sony FE • A046
Announced: Feb 20, 2019
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James Stirling
James Stirling Senior Member • Posts: 9,219
Re: A worthy purchase

Robin the 17-28mm not surprisingly doesn't go to 35mm So your review has been posted for the wrong lens , perhaps you meant the Tamron 17-35mm

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DejayRezme Regular Member • Posts: 134
Re: A worthy purchase

He probably meant the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD https://www.dpreview.com/products/tamron/lenses/tamron_28-75_2p8_di_iii_rxd

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