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Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 OSD (A037) Review (D. Abbott)

Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 OSD (A037) Review (D. Abbott)

Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 OSD at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Fluorine and BBAR Coatings
  • Optimized Silent Drive AF Motor
  • TAP-in Console Compatible
  • Leak-Proof Lens Seals
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Dustin Abbott posted an exhaustive review of the Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 OSD lens. A lens with a pretty interesting price tag ($599).

What he likes and what not:

Pros:

  • Very strong sharpness across focal range and image frame
  • Very low levels of coma
  • Larger maximum aperture at most focal lengths than competing zooms
  • Chromatic aberrations well controlled
  • Good color rendition and contrast
  • Nice consumer grade build with thorough weather sealing
  • Lighter weight and more compact than competing lenses
  • Excellent price

Cons:

  • Heavy vignette
  • Some strong barrel distortion at 17mm
  • No full time manual override and lifeless manual focus
  • No VC

Dustin Abbott’s review comes with a large set of sample pictures taken with the Tamron 17-35mm on a Canon EOS R and Sony a7, and delivers all the insights you might want to get. If you prefer to watch the review, we have you covered. Just start the videos below.

Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 OSD

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