Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD Sony mount lens review: high image quality but does it justify the price?

By Kevin Carter - Monday July 01 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di USD image quality evaluation | Conclusion

As you might expect, the Tamron performs similarly to the Canon and Nikon mount versions with the only real difference in scores being influenced by the sensor. While the Sony mount version has similar sharpness levels to the Canon mount version it’s important to remember the Canon EOS 5D Mk III sensor has a lower pixel count than the Sony SLT A99, meaning the imaging chain isn’t quite as efficient at resolving detail. Be that as it may, the lens performs very well indeed and remains a good choice for Sony users even if it doesn’t seem quite as good value as the stabilized variants.