Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Sony E mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 Di III VXD lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Weather Sealed
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
|9 Diaphragm Blades
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Variable Aperture
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 is compatible with cameras that have Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 has a maximum diameter of 89mm and total length of 158mm when not extended . It weighs 1165g / 41.1 oz.
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 has a filter thread of 82mm.
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 has a focal range of 35-150mm and 4.3X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 52.5 - 225mm.
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 with a weather sealed camera body such as Sony A7R V, Sony FX30 and Sony A7 IV.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS in Sony E mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.17x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.33m. 0.17x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f2 and a minimum aperture of f16 at 35mm, and a max aperture of f2.8 and minimum aperture of f22 at 150mm .
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8's optical formula consists of 21 elements in 15 groups .
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 35-150mm F2-2.8 is available in color.
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