I am so excited to share my experience using Tamron’s 28-75mm lens for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras. I’m already a Tamron girl, with a bag full of Tamron lenses, and I had high hopes that this lens would be the perfect addition to my Tamron lineup. My first impression was honestly, just “wow!” It blew my expectations out of the water right away.
“…so sharp that even the water droplets are in focus.”
I figured there was no better way to try out this lens than to take it for a test drive around my neighborhood. My first stop was the neighborhood pool. The versatile focal length of 28-75mm meant that I was able to effortlessly switch between photographing my kids in the water and the flowers around the pool area. The bokeh was ah-mazing and every single image was sharp, even the images of my kids jumping into the pool. In fact, this lens is so sharp that even the water droplets are in focus! Plus, I knew I didn’t have to worry about the lens getting damp due to its moisture-resistant construction. Love the top notch build quality!
The Tamron 28-75mm renders light beautifully.
After our trip to the pool, my son was up for another adventure, so we headed out to the creek in our backyard. I wanted to take a video of him enjoying his surroundings and the Tamron 28-75mm did it flawlessly. The high-speed precision AF drive system with an RXD (Rapid eXtra-silent stepping Drive) motor is remarkably quiet, meaning no ambient drive sounds in my video. I was able to easily switch between stills and video, and in both cases, this lens focused and rendered light beautifully. This lens has Tamron’s proprietary BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) Coating, which dramatically reduces ghosting and flaring while preserving crisp image quality. That really helped me capture sharp images and a warm, golden hour glow, even in tough backlighting.
I’m blown away by the clarity and image quality of this lens.
Finally, I ended my test run during bath time. No one was complaining about the extra bubbles in the bath, and I couldn’t be happier with the resulting images. In fact, I’m genuinely blown away at the sharpness. The water is crystal clear and the light and shadows are rendered just beautifully.
The Tamron 28-75mm really exceeded my overall expectations for image quality and sharpness, especially when water was involved. Shooting around water is a big thing for me, and this lens was able to capture the clarity of the water.
Versatile, lightweight and compact… it’s the perfect everyday lens.
The Tamron 28-75mm is great for so many things. I love that it’s lightweight (weighing just 19.4 ounces with a length of 4.6 inches) and much smaller than a DSLR lens. It’s perfect for my mom-on-the-go life — small enough to fit into so many of my purses, and the perfect focal lengths to capture documentary photos or portraits.
I see myself using this as my walk-around lens when I’m with my kids. It’s not big nor bulky, and it’s so reliable. With kids and their busy lives, I can’t afford to miss focus when I might only have a split second to capture a moment.
This is also the perfect lens to use for my family photography business. The ability to shoot close up or farther back with just one lens gives me a lot of flexibility and variety. Oh, and the minimum focusing distance of just 19 centimeters means I can get a wide-angle shot from really close up. Such a great feature for photographing those intimate moments between a parent and child. Plus, the superb sharpness, bokeh and image quality give me the confidence that I’ll deliver amazing images to my clients every time.
Tamron made me a zoom lens lover.
In the past, I was a prime lens photographer. Now Tamron has made me believe in the power of the perfect zoom lens. I had always thought that zoom lenses didn’t yield the same image quality as primes, but boy was I wrong. This lens and the rest of Tamron’s lineup has totally made me a zoom lens girl.
I am consistently impressed with the quality of all of Tamron’s zoom lenses. The 28-75mm, with its wide aperture of f/2.8, gives me a lot of flexibility and helps me nail the shot every time. This Sony-mount lens may be up there with the sharpest of lenses I have ever tried. And, as a bonus, this lens is surprisingly lower cost than others in its class. If you have a Sony camera and are looking for a versatile zoom, the Tamron 28-75mm deserves a spot at the top of your list.
All images by Marcie Reif
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