There’s no company out there that’s better than Tamron when it comes to zoom lenses.
While you might think we’re heaping praise on Tamron because this is a sponsored post, I can tell you that the statement above is one I would say regardless of this fact. I have been singing Tamron’s praises for a long time. Not long ago, I said that Tamron is the most forward-thinking lens company. I still hold these same feelings today. When one lens company can push the bar and hit all the right notes consistently, praise like that is deserved.
Today, we will be looking at six Tamron zoom lenses suitable for many types of photography. All of these Tamron zoom lenses have many things in common. They’re all well made and all feature weather sealing. The optics used in these lenses are top-notch, the autofocus motors are rapid and accurate, and high-quality coatings make ghosting and flaring a thing of the past. If you’re in the market for a new lens for your Sony or Fujifilm camera, this roundup will have you covered.
Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post. However, all views about the lenses listed below are our own. We have not been told what to say and have freely chosen lenses to highlight. We tell you this upfront as we always want to be honest with our readers.
Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD — The perfect lens for landscapes and more
A wide-angle zoom should be a part of every photographer’s kit. A wide-angle lens is suitable for everything from events to landscapes and architecture to environmental portraits. This option from Tamron will help you create pin-sharp images with nearly zero distortion, and thanks to the fast aperture, low light photography is easy too. In addition, The Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD is a demon speed when it comes to focusing.
Thanks to the weather sealing, you won’t have to worry about what the weather is doing when you use this lens with a weather-sealed camera body. The optics in this lens will help you produce images that will delight you, too. The colors rendered are gorgeous; you can create some pleasing bokeh, and ghosting and flares are not issues. When it comes to zoom lenses, If you need a wide-angle option for your Sony E-mount camera, check out this one. Read all about it in our review.
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 — Incredible versatility and as tough as nails
Standard zooms have been staples in the bags of many photographers for years for good reasons, and the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 for Sony E mount cameras not only checks all the boxes when it comes to image and build quality, but it also hits the right notes when it comes to price, too. You can use this lens for landscapes, events, portraits, street photography, documentary photography, and so much more.
The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 G2 is compact and light (it weighs just 1.19lbs). It’s also weather-sealed, has premium optics and plays nicely with the advanced autofocus features in Sony’s cameras. Thanks to the fast maximum aperture, you can also nail your shots in low-light scenarios. As a result, this Tamron zoom lens will help you capture almost any image you can think of. Check out our review here.
Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 — A compact zoom lens that’s perfect for travel photographers
APS-C photographers fear not! There is an excellent Tamron zoom lens for you, too. The Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III -A VC VXD offers a 27-450mm equivalent focal range in a compact body that’s weather-sealed, image-stabilized, and weighs just 1.36 lb (620g). It’s also available for both Sony’s E-mount and Fujifilm X-mount cameras.
This APS-C lens is perfect for travel photographers who want to capture everything from sprawling landscapes to wildlife quickly and easily. The optics are superb, and the optical image stabilization will help when shooting at the long end of things. This is a no-compromise all-in-one zoom lens that will help you travel light. You can learn about this lens and see many sample images in our full review.
Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD — Event and portrait photographers will love this zoom lens
You’re missing out if you’re an event or portrait photographer and don’t own a fast telephoto zoom. Fortunately, the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD is priced low enough that this dream lens is affordable for most. This lens captures images with beautiful colors and smooth, creamy bokeh; on top of this, the lens — like many other Tamron zoom lenses — is fully weather sealed, which means you can use it no matter what Mother Nature is doing.
The Tamron 70-180 f/2.8 lens is significantly lighter than competing lenses (it weighs 1.78lbs), and it also has incredibly sharp optics that rival lenses that cost substantially more. The blazing-fast autofocus motors don’t miss a beat, either. This zoom is a no-compromise lens that will not let you down. When you factor in the price, this is a no-brainer when it comes to Tamron zoom lenses. Check out our full review.
Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD — A one-stop shop for event photographers
The Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD is a lens that has set a new standard for zoom lenses. Thanks to a blazing fast maximum aperture, stunning build qualities, ridiculously sharp optics and no compromises autofocus motors, this Tamron zoom lens has become a dream lens for many Sony E-mount users.
If you’re an event photographer who likes to keep things simple, this is the lens for you. The focal range covers the most common focal lengths used in event photography. This means you can pack one lens instead of lugging around multiple primes and zooms. The fast aperture will allow you to capture shots in any lighting situation, and the image quality is spectacular. So, if you want one lens that can honestly do it all, this could be the lens for you. Amazingly, it still costs less than one first-party telephoto zoom. Check out our full review.
Tamron 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD — One of the best Zoom lenses for birding and wildlife photography
When it comes to zoom lenses for wildlife and bird photography, there aren’t many out there that can’t compete with this lens from Tamron. The 150-500mm f/5-6.7 Di III VXD is lighter than the competition and will give any similar lens a run for its money regarding image quality.
For the price, this lens’s price-to-performance ratio is incredible. You’ll get super sharp images. You’ll get nice bokeh, gorgeous colors and fast autofocus performance. It’s a killer lens for Sony’s E-mount cameras. The lens is also fully weather-sealed, so you can head out into the wilderness and be worry-free. So, if you don’t want to break the bank, but want one of the best zoom lenses for birding and wildlife photography, check out this option from Tamron. You can read our review here.