View Full Version : Tamron SP 24-135 f3.5 AF Aspherical

18-03-2012, 10:35am
HI Guys,

does anyone know if this lens is meant for a full frame sensor or designed just for APS-C sensors.

has anyone used one and what do they think about it ??

18-03-2012, 11:18am
Looks like an old film era lens:

Photozone_Review (http://www.photozone.de/Reviews/295-tamron-af-24-135mm-f35-56-ad-aspherical-if-sp-lab-test-report--review)

18-03-2012, 1:51pm
many thanks Arthur

18-03-2012, 3:17pm
A few years back Tamron used to manufacture a 28-105mm f/2.8 for the film world.

I've read conflicting opinions of this lens, so I've never really bothered to chase it up, but they can be found for up to about $600 or so here and there every now and then.

Just another alternative I thought you may be interested in.

Old Skool
18-03-2012, 8:10pm
I had one, you can use it on FF or crop sensor OK. Pretty sharp too. Great walk around lens. Zoom a bit stiff and reviews say that is common, sold it as the stiff zoom made it tedious to use. Should be able to get one for less than $200.

18-03-2012, 8:47pm
thanks Russell - great info. They are selling for about $170

04-04-2012, 10:39pm
This is a film era lens. I use it on my Canon EOS film cameras and it is an excellent general purpose lens on those. It would probably be OK on a digital camera as well - many film era lenses work fine, but remember that it is designed as a full frame lens so there will be a crop factor on an APS-C format.

05-04-2012, 6:11am
I have one for Nikon...very sharp...contrast isn't as good as my nikon 17-35 or my 70-200VrII...but then again I wouldn't expect it to be...its a really good walkabout lens..light and good FL..can be used on a full frame sensor

05-04-2012, 8:27am
Mongo has now bought a Tamron SP 24-135 ( $170 in greast condition) and will test it when he gets back and let you know what he thinks of it. Thank you all for your comments

05-04-2012, 8:41am
Am congratulates Mongo. Am has a Tamron 135mm, f/2.5 that has an Adaptall 2 mount, and that he likes very much. He uses it with a Tamron 2x converter sometimes.
It is manual focus only, and many of the birds fly away in the meantime, but he thinks, "So what? I am retired."

For interest, Am asks is the one Mongo bought manual focus also?
Signed by Am, for Third Party Productions.

06-04-2012, 9:42pm
Mongo can inform AM that his copy is an AF version. It is a just a touch slow in the AF department but not enough to worry Mongo. Mongo is hoping that it will AF faster on his new D800 when he gets it.