Tamron 35mm F2.8 OSD M1:2 Image Gallery
December 24th, 2019
Tamron has started to jump into Sony FE with both feet. It’s first two zoom lenses (17-28mm F2.8 RXD and 28-75mm F2.8 RXD) have been very well received, and now Tamron is following up with not only the announced 70-180mm F2.8 RXD zoom but also three prime lens that have only a moderately wide aperture (F2.8), but sport nicely compact, lightweight bodies and one other trick up their tiny sleeves: they are all 1:2 Macro lenses (one half life size). These are lenses that are somewhat similar to a lens like Zeiss’ classic 50mm F2 Makro-Planar…though with a smaller maximum aperture and costing less than a third of the price. I always have a few reservations when examining a prime lens that doesn’t offer an aperture advantage over a zoom lens, but we’ll see how each of these primes compares to Tamron’s zooms that cover the same focal lengths. One thing is sure: the macro(ish) performance of these lenses at least gives them a “killer app” not matched by the zoom lenses…and Tamron has priced them to move at $349 USD each. This image gallery looks at photos of and from the Tamron 35mm F2.8 OSD (Optimized Silent Drive) Di III (made for mirrorless) M1:2 (1:2 Macro) lens. Photos taken with and review done on both Sony a9 and Sony a7RIII bodies…with maybe a peek or two at how it performs on a Sony a6500 as well.
Tamron 35mm F2.8 Product Shots
Tamron 35mm F2.8 Samples (Sony a9 and a7RIII)
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