For the past couple of years, I’ve been happily using the Canon 24-105mm f4L IS II mid range zoom lens.
The IS is solid, it’s sharp (enough for me) and the extra reach on the long end over a 24-70 is super useful.
Being stuck at f4, while not a huge problem, is the only downside.
I recently noticed Tamron’s 35-150mm f2.8-4 VC and was really curious how it performed.
On paper, you’ve got a wider aperture than my trusty Canon through some of the range and at worst the same f4 on the long end. Plus, that long end is even longer than Canon’s! Sure, you miss out on 11mm on the wide end, but I usually have my 16-35mm lens with me anyway.
So, I decided to put them head to head ….to head. Come on, I couldn’t leave out Tamron’s own 24-70mm f2.8 G2 lens! Winning in the aperture and build quality departments, it lacks a little reach. But, which one will be the winner? Or… is there a clear winner?
Check out just what each has to offer in this 3 in 1 lens review.
Pick up your personal favorite here, and let me know which lens you like best!