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Is This the Only Lens Some Photographers Will Ever Need?

Tamron has reinvented itself in recent years, creating lenses that offer a combination of sharp image quality, good performance, and smart compromises to bring them to prices that significantly undercut first-party options. Perhaps their most exciting lens yet is the 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD, which could potentially replace every lens in some photographers' bags. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it.

Coming to you from Anita Sadowska, this awesome video review takes a look at the Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD lens. The 35-150mm f/2-2.8 is quite the unique lens, covering an extremely useful set of focal lengths and doing so with an unusually wide maximum aperture. This combination makes it a very convenient lens for everyone from wedding and events to sports and wildlife photographers. I recently replaced several prime lenses with just a Canon 28-70mm f/2L lens, and the major step up in convenience and not having to worry about scrambling for the right lens in a shoot has been awesome. Check out the video above for Sadowska's full thoughts on the lens. 

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S M's picture

Indeed, "some". As much as I like tighter shots, especially in video, I couldn't risk sacrificing 24-34mm for interior spaces. For me, the 24-105 fits almost all of my needs.

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EDWIN GENAUX's picture

Portraits!! Is not the only use for a lens... and f/2-f/2.8 wideness is not really an issue anymore like it was in the film days and yes everyone wants the blurry background. The lens to have on your camera at all times is the FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS (36-360mm in APS-C mode) an old but true lens and cost less too! For landscapes you can get a wide or tight on a distance place. For landscape you will also be two stops up from wide open for best clarity any way. But you get awesome bokeh if you are wide open at 240/360mm. It is also good at night, ever out doing Milky Way's and have deer graze behind you, this lens on my second A7m3 allows that capture while one with the FE 1224 is at work.
Yes more lenses come out but for everyday and for that anytime shot and an OSS lens in 2015 before IBIS my first lens with the A7s used for solar/lunar eclipses to birding/wildlife to landscapes to portraits to airshows and yes macro. Then in 2017 the FE 1224mm f/4.
Yes two lenses to have at all times 1224 and 24240 in a very discreet teardrop bag that is not counted as luggage and can even stay on while eating a meal in any restaurant or walking a beach/trail.
Now the best sharpest and smallest portrait lens is the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 around $600 will still fit in a teardrop bag!

Chris Rogers's picture

It's a weird focal length. Not wide enough for the majority of wide angle shots yet not telephoto enough for the majority of telephoto shots. It seems like it would be almost perfect for portrait shooters though. 35 for full body and life style portraits and 150 for head shots and waist ups. If I only shot portraits I'd buy this lens.