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Fun with Sony Cameras 2021

ggibson

Well-known member
A fallen leaf on a frosted deck

A7ii + Tamron 28-200 Di III RXD
Great image! How do you like the 28-200? I am looking to cover the short tele range and considering this lens or the 70-180/2.8. I had the Sony 24-240mm for a while but sold it since its performance past 100mm was pretty lacking (I have primes at 85mm and below).
 

pegelli

Well-known member
Great image! How do you like the 28-200? I am looking to cover the short tele range and considering this lens or the 70-180/2.8. I had the Sony 24-240mm for a while but sold it since its performance past 100mm was pretty lacking (I have primes at 85mm and below).
Thanks Graham, I like it a lot, it's pretty sharp, stays f4 beyond 70 mm and is still f4.5 at 105 mm. AF is accurate and fast enough for me (on an A7ii and A7Rii). I find the bokeh nice for a zoom. It's pretty small and light and so an easy "jack of all trades" lens but compared to primes also a "master of none" allthough I'm usually happy with the results it delivers. Only compromise is the zoom range starting at 28 mm so I've kept my 24-70/4 Sony lens for the times I have to go into tighter quarters where 28 mm isn't wide enough, but since I have it this lens gets used 10 times more than the 24-70 (on the days I go out with a zoom instead of a prime). Hope that helps :)
 

ggibson

Well-known member
Thanks Graham, I like it a lot, it's pretty sharp, stays f4 beyond 70 mm and is still f4.5 at 105 mm. AF is accurate and fast enough for me (on an A7ii and A7Rii). I find the bokeh nice for a zoom. It's pretty small and light and so an easy "jack of all trades" lens but compared to primes also a "master of none" allthough I'm usually happy with the results it delivers. Only compromise is the zoom range starting at 28 mm so I've kept my 24-70/4 Sony lens for the times I have to go into tighter quarters where 28 mm isn't wide enough, but since I have it this lens gets used 10 times more than the 24-70 (on the days I go out with a zoom instead of a prime). Hope that helps :)
Thanks! I stayed away from the Tamron 28-75 due to the harsh bokeh. I have the Tamron 17-28/2.8, so I'm already covered at wider than 28mm. I think that was a good choice by Tamron to make their lenses more portable.
 
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