A new option for travel shooting glasses Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD review
For a long time, 16-35, 24-70, 70-200, the combination of three lenses has always been the standard configuration for travel photographers. With the popularization of full-frame cameras in recent years and the increasing demand for the integration of video and photos, the “responsibility” on the shoulders of travel photographers has unknowingly increased, and there is a trend of continuing to increase. As another F2.8-F4 large aperture zoom lens after the Tamron 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD, the Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD continues the series of “people-friendly price + large aperture” “Can the tradition bring us surprises in use?” What are the different new directions that can be brought to us in terms of optics? This is what this article will answer.
Design and workmanship comments
Appearance design aspects , Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD adopts a family-like appearance, with a touch of “brilliant gold” decorative strip on the tail, which has a very obvious effect on the overall temperament of the lens.
The lens goes from the front to the mount, from thin to thick at the end Tuck in the waist, presenting a spindle shape.
Tenglong 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD wide angle The lens length is the shortest when the end is 35mm, the thinner rubber ring at the front of the lens is the focus ring, and the thicker rubber ring at the rear is the zoom ring. There is a clear distinction between the two. Regrettably, this lens does not support full-time manual focus, and during auto focus, the focus ring will rotate as the focus moves.
Tenglong 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD in The length of the lens is the longest when the telephoto end is 150mm. At this time, the extension of the lens is about 1/2 of the overall length, and the overall shape is still harmonious.
On the side of the lens, there are auto focus/manual focus switch buttons. , And VC anti-shake function switch.
On the other side, Tamron 35-150mm F2.8 -4 Di VC OSD also has a lens lock switch, which is used to lock the lens at the shortest wide-angle end to prevent the lens barrel from sliding out due to travel bumps and shock.
The front lens group is yellow-green overall, with anti-fouling Coating, the caliber is 77mm which is very versatile.
The rear of the lens, the last piece is a closed design, and the bayonet is also Equipped with a drip-proof and dust-proof rubber ring, so you can use it for shooting in bad weather.
The lens hood is a petal-like design, which supports reverse but not Support locking.
Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD with The full-frame SLR is used, and the volumetric shape is more coordinated. It should be said that this lens did not get too many extra points in the design, but the overall volume control is good, and the workmanship and materials are also relatively solid. Overall, it is completely OK.
Sharpness performance test
The sharpness performance of a lens is obviously a very important indicator. We used actual shooting methods to test the sharpness of Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD. The camera used with the camera is a Canon EOS R with 30.3 million pixels, with the highest JPEG quality straight out, using a tripod + 10-second delay shooting. Take a 100% magnified slice of the position shown in the red frame at the center and edge of the photo, and the result is as follows:
35mm wide-angle end:
and the telephoto end 150mm:
It can be seen that, except for the slightly softer edge imaging when the wide-angle end is fully opened, the sharpness of the 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD is remarkable throughout the entire range. . In this regard, whether it is from the price of about 5,000 yuan or the angle of the large aperture and large zoom lens, it is a performance worthy of recognition.
Anti-dispersion performance test
Dispersion is what we often call purple fringing, and it is also an important indicator of lens quality. Next, let’s take a look at the anti-dispersion performance of Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD through the real shot + zoom method.
F4 1/ 125 ISO100
focus 100% magnified slice at the location
F4 1/30 ISO100
100% magnified slices of focus and out-of-focus
It can be seen that no matter it is the edge highlight of the metal or the high-contrast part out of focus, there is no at full aperture. If any dispersion occurs, this is indeed quite surprising without using special lenses.
distortion vignetting test
distortion vignetting, Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD performance is slightly average, wide-angle end has a certain barrel distortion, The telephoto end has a certain pincushion distortion. For more serious subjects, it can be corrected later.
wide-angle end full The four corners of the aperture have obvious loss of light
at the wide-angle end, reduce the aperture by 2 stops to F5.6 and basically eliminate the vignetting
There is obvious loss of light at the four corners of the telephoto end aperture at full open
Close the aperture by 2 stops at the telephoto end to F5.6, and the vignetting angle is basically eliminated
防Shake performance test
Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD is equipped with VC optical image stabilization function, which can effectively reduce jitter blur in theory. What level of VC anti-shake can actually be achieved by this lens, we still have to take a look at it through real shots.
We directly use the 150mm telephoto end of the lens for handheld shooting, From the results of 100% magnification and slices, Tamron 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD can present a very stable picture at 1/8s shutter speed and faster speed. At 1/4s and 1/2s, it still has certain usability. This level of anti-shake performance is still very good, and it has great practical value for our night shooting or indoor low-speed shutter shooting.
From the results, it should be said that Tamron’s 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD lens can still make us satisfied. Although the appearance configuration is mediocre, but in terms of volume control, aperture size, sharpness performance, dispersion control, anti-shake performance, and most importantly the price, this lens does a good job. At a price of about 5,000 yuan, it can It is a relatively “inside show” lens.
At the same time, the 35-150mm F2.8-4 Di VC OSD also gave us travel enthusiasts a brand new zoom lens combination idea. It can be paired with an ultra-wide-angle lens, such as 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD, to achieve a “two-shot flow”, which can reduce the load while general urban travel scenery; or, you can add an SP150-600mm to the front F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2, to achieve full coverage of seamless focal length from ultra-wide angle to ultra-telephoto 600mm. All in all, this is a novel and not boring lens. The author also used this lens to shoot a night scene of the city climbing upstairs. Judging from the actual results, the image quality is quite a surprise to the author, and some 100% magnified slices are given.
Real shot proofs
F4.5 1/1000 ISO6400
100% magnified section of the dog’s eye
F4.5 1/1000 ISO6400
F4.5 1/1000 ISO1600
F4.5 1/250 ISO2500
F4 1/250 ISO1000
F4.5 1/250 ISO1250
100% magnified section of cat’s eye
F8 1/200 ISO400
100% magnified slice of the center of the screen
F8 20s ISO100
F8 15s ISO100
F8 4s ISO100
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