Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD Review

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Reviews of the Tamron 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD from around the web.

uk.pcmag.com »

Tamron's 11-20mm F2.8 Di III-A RXD lens is a wide, weather-protected zoom for Sony mirrorless cameras with optics that are sharp, but not stabilized.
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dustinabbott.net »

There are few legitimate alternatives to this lens, as there are few wide angle lenses on Sony APS-C E-mount, and only one comparable zoom. The Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS has a similar though not identical zoom range, a smaller maximum aperture of F4, but compensates by having optical stabilization. The two lenses are priced similarly, though the Tamron is more of a premium lens due to having a “professional-grade” maximum aperture, a stronger optical performance, and having a weather sealed build.
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thephoblographer.com »

Crop sensor cameras make telephoto easy — and ultra-wide insanely hard. The Tamron 11-20mm f2.8 Di III-A RXD is the widest f2.8 lens with zoom and autofocus for Sony’s crop-sensor, mirrorless cameras. Finding something close to Tamron’s new lens requires sacrificing zoom capabilities or opting for a narrower aperture: neither of which bodes well for versatility.
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