Tamron SP 70-210 F/3.5 19AH Lens Review

Very sharp, outstanding quality lens, one of the best zoom lens what ever made by any one. Colour rendering is very nice, a well built lens both mechanically and optically. Little long  and more heavy than prime lenses.

Fact Sheet

Vendor name Type Product year
Tamron SP
Focal Min(mm) Focal Max(mm) Focus Min(cm)
Aperture Max Aperture Min. Barrel length(mm)
3.5 32
Elements In Group Diaphragm action Weight (g)
11 in 15 Auto
Filter Size (mm) Push on diameter (mm) Angular field
62 71 34-12


User Comments

In my opinion, and for several reasons, this is the best 70-210 zoom lens ever designed and manufactured. Overall somewhat above average performance within its class, plus several notable design features. This later one-touch constant F3.5 aperture zoom features a unique "reverse" zooming cam in which the zoom collar moves forward to become a lens shade when zooming to the longer focal lengths. This, in conjunction with the bayonet lens hood, assures that the optics are always optimally shaded against stray light. The model 19AH has approximately 50% better overall resolution and contrast compared to the earlier two-touch model 52A. Macro optical performance is exceptional (for a zoom), reaching 1:2.66 life size at the 210mm position. Macro performance towards the corners of the field is superior to the earlier model. Achieving this high level of optical performance throughout the entire zooming and focusing ranges was no easy task.

(Source: Adaptall-2.com )

Comments (1)
Zooms instead of standard lenses
1Tuesday, 31 January 2012 00:10
Using a Nikon F Photomic, I am looking at two zooms 24-48 or 24-70 and a 70-210+ doubler iwhenever necessary. This outfit will release me of a pack of standard lenses. Your information is very valuable and invite me to switch to Tamron. Tks and best regards.

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