Tamron SP AF24-135MM F/3.5-5.6. Is it good?


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DARS

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Hi, anyone out there who owns this lens. Heard some good reviews abt it. Intending to get one as a walkaround lens. Would like to find out the sharpness and contrast of this lens. Anyone knows the selling price of this len? Thanxs for any advices/comments....

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Isaiahfortythirtyone

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$490 with gst from mscolour. :) good lens. good range. many can vouch for its quality.
 

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Heheh...some say it's a sleeper lens. Great piece of glass at a good price. However, depending on the camera you're using, 24mm isn't wide enough, especially on entry-level DSLRs like 300D, 350D, 20D...

On film cameras though, it should provide a very fine range. My cousin uses this on her Nikon and tells me how good it is.
 

Terence

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There have been many threads discussing this fine lens, do a search and you'd be surprised by the wealth of info and personal views available.
 

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Obviously it's not as good wide open. Somewhere between f5.6 and f8 you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference. It is however, only about 20% of the cost of the 24-105. That's not to mention it gives you 135mm, where the 24-105 doesn't. The 80% isn't worth the IS and f4 IMO, but that's your call.
 

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used to have this lens which has a very good range 24-135 for film. used it for wedding and travel.

sold it cos now using dslr and the range is now not here nor there. otherwise fantastic lens
 

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:) Yah, that's whatI though.. For that price, I may just go out and buyone just for fun :)

Stoned said:
Obviously it's not as good wide open. Somewhere between f5.6 and f8 you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference. It is however, only about 20% of the cost of the 24-105. That's not to mention it gives you 135mm, where the 24-105 doesn't. The 80% isn't worth the IS and f4 IMO, but that's your call.
 

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