If you have been searching for a more affordable zoom lens for your Sony mirrorless camera, then you should definitely check out this video and article. You are about to discover a real world comparison between the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 and the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens in the wilds of Arizona.
There is no doubt that the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 is a more affordable zoom lens than Sony’s 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens. But is the quality as good? Or for hybrid shooters does the Tamron handle auto focus as well, when recording video?
Check out the video below that I shot while on vacation in Arizona and let me know if you see a $1400 difference between these two lenses?
What Might Turn You off About the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Lens
The one major drawback with the Tamron lens is that it is only 28mm at its widest point. Depending on the situations you find yourself in, this could be a deal breaker for you. On the other hand, you do gain an extra 5mm on the long end making the Tamron 75mm which you may actual prefer.
The build quality of the Tamron does feel a little bit more plastic in comparison to the Sony lens but it did not seem to affect the visual quality of the lens optics. Also the zoom function performs a little different on the Tamron lens and it may take a little getting used to, for some users.
In conclusion, the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 lens is much lighter and more compact than the Sony 24-70mm f/2.8G Master which makes it well suited for travel Photography.In regards to the quality of the image it is pretty similar in my opinion between these two lenses. If you don’t think you’’ll need the extra 4mm at the wide end then the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 is worth a serious look.
What do you think? If you could only bring one lens with you on a vacation, which lens would you choose? Let me know in the comment section below.