A Review of the Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD Lens

Tamron has turned quite a few heads in the past few years by offering lenses that significantly undercut the prices of first-party options while still offering impressive performance and image quality. One such lens is the new 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD, and this great video review takes a look at what you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Julia Trotti, this awesome video review takes a look at the Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD lens. It used to be that zoom lenses almost never went below f/2.8, but we have recently seen lens designs pushed to a new level, such as in this lens or Canon's highly impressive 28-70mm f/2L. I have had the Canon for a while now, and it has so successfully blurred the line between prime and zoom that I can't imagine myself ever going back to carrying a few primes given the massive increase in versatility and convenience, both coupled with impressive image quality. Tamron's lens seems to follow a similar vein, offering what is arguably an even more convenient focal length range. Check out the video above for Trotti's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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It’s your second link to Youtube about this lens in 4 days.

Same Youtube video? If not, why moan about it? It's an unusual lens of very keen interest to folks who are not you.

Do I moan? Does it make sense crying about my comment?

Yes, you're moaning. Just don't watch the video if you're not interested. Jeez.

It’s your second comment about me moaning in 1 day.

Given your professed disinterest, we really have to wonder about your motivation for making a stink about it. Why don't you, you know, go elsewhere?

Who told you about professional disinterest?


You seem to think that two links in 4 days is too many. Why? I assumed your first post was a complaint. Was I wrong?

I still keep silence about 4 links on Tamron 28-70/2.8 from the same author…

Oops. Not any more.

These were the links about the same product posted twice in the span of 4 days.

As an event shooter, I find this lens far more appealing than almost any other zoom available. I decided against it when I learned the aperture is only f2.8 at 85mm. I went the other way and replaced my 85/1.8 and 35/1.8 with f1.4 versions. While this zoom looks like a good option for some event shooters, I often find myself in dim environments where the primes' larger apertures are a distinct advantage. So, not for me, but a very intriguing zoom, nonetheless.

I 2nd shot a wedding yesterday and this lens would have been perfect.