Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF)

Last updated (01 April’12):
- Review by Photozone

The Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF) features 24-135mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/3.5-5.6. The lens construction has 14 elements in 10 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 84 to 18 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 0.4m/15.7 in and has a filter size of 72mm. The Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF) lens weighs 18.7 ounces and it measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 3 inches long.

Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF)
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF) Reviews

Photozone reviews the Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF) and writes;
“The Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical (IF) SP is indeed a worthy competitor for the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS. The resolution and vignetting figures are slightly superior whereas it’s a tie regarding distortions. The Tamron shows a rather weak CA characteristic though. The build quality of the lens is very decent but it leaves a little to be desired regarding AF speed.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

SLRGear reviews the Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF) and writes;
“this is a good lens for sub-frame cameras, at a good price. As is generally the case with inexpensive lenses, it will do best if you can afford to stop it down by one or two f-stops, but when you do so, it will reward you with very good images, at an affordable price.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF) User Reviews

An excellent lens from Tamron., | Rating: ★★★★★
“It may just be my imagination, but I think this lens really soaks up the color. Looking at my most recent car show pix show tons of color, great sharpness, and contrast. NO signs of vignetting at all, which is something my 18-70mm Nikkor lens suffers terribly from.” – by Wayne Kuban

Very good zoom lens for everyday photography | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Very sharp lens, with true colors and fast focusing. The zoom ring (after several months of continuous use) is becoming more fluid. Auto and manual focusing are both spot on. The only gripe is the hood – the hood is just not adequate for bright sun / open water photography (i.e. lots of reflections).” – by A. V. Areyan

Very good zoom lens for everyday photography | Rating: ★★★★☆
“Very sharp lens, with true colors and fast focusing. The zoom ring (after several months of continuous use) is becoming more fluid. Auto and manual focusing are both spot on. The only gripe is the hood – the hood is just not adequate for bright sun / open water photography (i.e. lots of reflections).” – by A. V. Areyan

Nice and sharp | Rating: ★★★★★
“This lens is much sharper then many nikon lenses I have tried. It does flare into the sun, but it is a sharp overall lens. I am selling my Nikon 24-120,and my Nikon 28-105. Seriously also considering selling my Nikon 17-35 also, it’s great glass and you can work around the flare. It also has manual control over the f-stop, which for professional shooters is a must. I am impressed.” – by L. Schrader

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Manual

Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF) User Manual

- Download Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF) User Manual (PDF – 236kb)

Features & Specifications

Tamron AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 SP AD Aspherical (IF) Specifications

The new zoom lens from Tamron covers everything from the 24mm real wideangle that professionals and serious amateurs demand to 135mm telephoto suitable for portraits-all in one compact package. The first SP lens among Tamron’s high power zoom lenses, the lens represents a new concept in high power zoom lenses, achieving outstanding performance characteristics worthy of the name SP (Super Performance).

Specifications

Model: 190D
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements): 10/14
Angle of View: 84°-18°
Type of Zooming: Rotation
Diaphragm Blade Number: 7
Minimum Aperture: F/22
Minimum Focus Distance: 15.7in. (0.4m)
Macro Magnification Ratio: 1:3.3
Filter Diameter: ø72
Weight: 18.7oz. (530gm)
Diameter x Length: ø3.1 x 3.2in.
(ø78.5 x 80.6mm)
Accessory: Lens hood
Mount: Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony


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