Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Review

September 6, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD Sharpness Cont... 2

Sharpness at 35mm

The sharpness tests for this review were carried out using a real-world subject rather than a test chart. The Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens was attached to a Canon 5D Mark 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 35mm

Both center and edge sharpness are outstanding between f/2.8 and f/8, with some softness evident wide open at f/2.8 at the edges. At f/11, f/16 and f/22 sharpness is beginning to drop off a little.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop