Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD Review

June 7, 2018 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star Half rating star

Sharpness at 50mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Di III RXD lens was attached to a Sony A7 III body, which in turn was mounted on a sturdy tripod. Self-timer mode was activated. Slight tonal changes are due to slight changes in natural light during the session.

The full frameThe full frame at 50mm

Center sharpness is outstanding between f/2.8 and f/16. At f/22 sharpness is beginning to drop off a little due to diffraction. Edge sharpness is best between f/8 and f/16.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
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