Tamron 24-70 + Sony A7II Hands On REVIEW

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In this blogpost i want to show you some results i got with the Tamron 24-70 2.8 (Nikon Mount) + Sony A7II.

A friend of mine is using this lens on his Nikon D750, so i thought i try it with a cheap manual chinese adapter i allready got on my A7II.

Here is a video review i made in which i show you how i set the stabiliser focus range and how i focus manual with the Tamron 24-70 2.8

The Video was shot with the little Panasonic LX100 in 4k, make shure to subscribe to my youtube channel!


About this lens

Model A007
Focal Length 24-70mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Angle of View (diagonal) 84゜ 4′ – 34゜ 21′
Lens Construction 17 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Focus Distance 0.38m (15.0in)
Max. Magnification Ratio 1:5 (at f=70mm: MFD 0.38m)
Filter Size Φ82mm (3.2in)
Length*1 108.5mm (4.3in)*
Extended Length*2 116.9mm (4.6in)*
Diameter Φ88.2mm (3.5in)
Weight 825g (29.1oz)*
Diaphragm Blade Number 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F/22
Standard Accessories Flower-shaped lens hood
Compatible Mounts For Nikon, Canon, Sony A-Mount

The Tamron is a heavy lens, it weighs about 825g, you will notice the weight when you carry it for a while,  BUT you get a fast 2.8 and 24-70 zoom range with weather sealing, which lots of photographers want.

The buildquality of this Tamron is very solid and the zoomring is very smooth to turn.

This Tamron lens is very affordable, you can get it now for only about 750€ (check out the Amazon Links below)

For comparison the Sony Zeiss FE 24-70 weighs only 426g but will cost you about 1000€ and has only F4 and is also a very controversial lens, some even say its the worst Zeiss lens in terms of optical performance.

Sony will release a new FE 24-70 zoom lens in 2016 which i guess will also have a 2.8 aperture, but as you can imagine that lens will also weigh much more, my guess is that it will double the weight of the F4 to about 800g and will cost you a LOT more than the Tamron.

There is a very high demand for affordable zoom lenses on the Sony A7 series, lets hope that Tamron and Sigma will start producing these lenses for Sony E-Mount soon!
The optical performance of the Tamron 24-70 2.8 is very good for such a zoom lens, you get very good sharpness in the center allready at 2.8. There is some distortion and vingnetting but its not much of a problem, CA´s are also good controlled.

Here are some samples i´ve shot, everything processed in lightroom, no filters and no sharpening applied:



Now this Tamron (Nikon Mount) has built in VC (vibration compensation) which will not work using a manual adapter on the Sony A7II, but the A7II has built in 5 Axis IBIS, so the Tamron will get stabilised as any lens you put on the A7II or A7rII, thats the beauty of the Sony system.

If you want a more detailed review you can read the blog of a friend of mine Thomas Mayrhofer, he has written a great review for the Tamron 24-70 2.8 with lots of pictures: Tommay|Photography
If you like these kind of Hands On reviews and you would like to purchase something in this text, please support and use these Amazon links:

Tamron 24-70 2.8 Sony A Mount Version on Amazon US | Deutschland

Adapter Nikon G to Sony on Amazon US | Deutschland

Manual Commlite Nikon to Sony Adapter on Amazon US | Deutschland

Sony LAEA3 Adapter on Amazon US | Deutschland

Sony LAEA4 Adapter on Amazon US | Deutschland

Sony A7II on Amazon US | Deutschland

Sony A7rII on Amazon US

Panasonic LX100 on Amazon US Silver and Black

Panasonic LX100 on Amazon Deutschland Silber und Schwarz