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Dustin Abbott

October 16th, 2022

Japanese lensmaker Tamron has had an epiphany:  rather than just produce less expensive alternatives to first party lenses they could instead forge their own path and open up new market share for themselves by thinking outside the box.  Tamron has made a lot of headlines (and sales) by tackling non-traditional focal ranges and aperture values in their zoom lenses.  Some recent examples include the Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 VXD (one of my all-time favorite lenses – my review here) and the 50-400mm F4.5-6.3 VC VXD (my review here).  These lenses blur the lines of traditional zoom ranges to give greater versality.  The new Tamron 20-40mm F2.8 VXD isn’t quite as extreme, but it does cover from fairly wide angle (20mm) to the short standard range at 40mm.  That allows you to go from this:

…to this:

Not extreme, perhaps, but certainly a non-traditional zoom range, particularly when it has a constant F2.8 aperture across the zoom range.  Tamron’s first wide angle full frame zoom for Sony was the 17-28mm F2.8 RXD (my review here) was already more compact than competing lenses, but the new A062 is smaller still.

The new 20-40mm VXD isn’t as feature rich as some recent Tamron releases, but it comes with a pro-grade build that is noticeably upscale from the 17-28mm while also carrying a price tag that is $100 cheaper at just $699 USD.  I will note that there is a pretty big variation in Tamron’s pricing from market to market based on local factors, so the differences between the new Tamron and existing competitors may be smaller or greater.  Perhaps Tamron’s pricing in your country gives you something to cry about:

A note on the kitten.  This is Nala, our new female Bengal kitten.  My beloved Loki who has appeared in many of my reviews over the past year and a half was killed by some predator in the woods behind our home to our great sadness.  Nala will be filling that void in our hearts.

Tamron has definitely proved that they can design and produce excellent zoom lenses, and it would seem that the A062 is no exception.  But is it the lens for you?  You can either watch my video review or read the text review to find out…or just enjoy the photos below!

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Thanks to Tamron USA for sending me a review loaner of this lens. *The tests and most of the photos that I share as a part of my review cycle have been done with the Sony a7IV along with the Sony Alpha 1 which will serve as my benchmark camera for the foreseeable future (my review here).

Photos of the Tamron 20-40mm F2.8 VXD

Photos taken with the Tamron 20-40mm F2.8 VXD


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