Tamron Lenses

Tamron TC-X14 / TC-X20 teleconverter review

17 Mar 2017 Thomas

With their second generation telephoto zooms Tamron also offers two new 1.4x and 2x teleconverters (dubbed TC-X14 and TC-X20) which are specifically designed¬†to work with the SP 70-200/2.8 VC G2 and the SP 150-600/5.0-6.3 VC G2. I had the chance to extensively test the Tamron SP 70-200/2.8 VC G2 (model A025) with the TC-X14 and TC-X20.¬†They let this zoom-lens reach…

Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC G2 review

06 Mar 2017 Thomas

Tamron's SP 70-200mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 is a 2.9x telephoto full-frame zoom available in Canon and Nikon DSLR mounts. It's the second generation (A025) model with closer focusing, improved AF and stabilisation, and compatibility with Tamron's USB "TAP-in" console. In his review-in-progress, Thomas finds out if it's worth spending the extra.

Tamron 150-600mm G2 review

03 Nov 2016 Thomas

The Tamron SP 150-600/5-6.3Di VC USD G2 (A022) is a nice upgrade of Tamron's original 150-600/5-6.3 (A011) super-telephoto zoom. It has improved optics and weather sealing, effective image stabilization, and solid build. But its price tag puts it at the top of comparable 150-600mm zooms right there with the Sigma's 150-600mm "Sports" and even above Nikon's 200-500/5.6E VR. So the question…

Tamron 85mm f1.8 VC review

20 Apr 2016 Thomas

The Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD is the first and only stabilized large aperture 85mm lens for owners of Canon or Nikon DSLRs. So this gives the lens a pretty unique position. With its f1.8 focal ratio plus image stabilization you can shoot static subjects for longer under challenging light conditions than with a non-stabilized f1.4 lens. My…

Tamron 90mm f2.8 VC II review

22 Mar 2016 Thomas

The Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di Macro VC ii (model F017) is the second iteration of an already well respected macro lens. So things could only get better compared to the original model F004, couldn't they? Yes, indeed: the new model F017 is the improved version of its older self. Although to be honest, the improvements over its predecessor…

Tamron 45mm f1.8 VC review

23 Nov 2015 Thomas

The Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD is an interesting addition to the increasing choice of large aperture standard lenses: it combines very good performance with image-stabilization that adds 2-3 stops of hand-hold-ability to its f/1.8 aperture. With this lens you can shoot under low-light conditions hand-held that you could not cover with a larger and heavier non-stabilized…

Tamron 35mm f1.8 VC review

13 Nov 2015 Thomas

The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a very interesting addition to large aperture wide-angle lenses: it combines very good performance overall with image-stabilization that adds two stops of hand-hold-ability (in my tests) to its already bright f1.8 aperture. With this lens you can shoot under low-light conditions hand-held that you could not cover with a larger…

Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 VC review

01 Jun 2015 Thomas

Tamron's 15-30mm f2.8 is an ultra-wide zoom for full-frame Canon, Nikon and Sony A-mounts. As you'll see it punches well above its weight.

Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC review

24 Jun 2013 Thomas

The Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 VC is the company's first 70-200mm f2.8 equipped with optical stabilization. Announced for the Canon-mount in November 2012 and for the Nikon-mount in March 2013, it covers a 2.9x zoom-range. Tamron decided to price its new zoom right between the 70-200mm f2.8 pro options from Canon or Nikon and the competition from Sigma. A constant f2.8…

Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC review

03 Sep 2012 Thomas

The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD is a new 2.9x zoom that was announced April 2012 and is the first ever stabilized large-aperture standard-zoom compatible with full-frame DSLRs. With its gold-ring, constant f2.8 aperture, and a price-tag of around 1000 EUR it is in direct/fierce competition to Nikon's own professional AF-S 24-70/2.8G Nikkor or Canon's EF 24-70mm 2.8…

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