DPRTV: Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD vs Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS

DPRTV posted its review/comparison of the Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD vs Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS. Below is a summary of the video above:

  • Fells the same as other Tamron zooms
  • Lightweight only about 335g or 0.74lbs
  • 67mm filter just like the other Tamron lenses for E-mount
  • Weather-resistant
  • Consistent build quality in their lineup
  • Would have been nice to have an AF/MF switch
  • No IBIS
  • Autofocus is very good
  • Some breathing during manual focus
  • Almost not LoCA and the lens is overall very well controlled
  • Great macro ability on paper 1:4 at 11mm but focusing minimum focus distance is about 6 inches
  • Macro is very usable at 20mm with better corners etc
  • Flare is well controlled
  • Sun stars arent very beautiful
  • Ghosting when stopping down too far
  • Bokeh has a good out of focus transition
  • Very sharp wide open at all focal lengths but the corners can be a little soft and the corners improve at f/5.6
  • You will like this lens even at 11mm wide open
  • Another great lens from Tamron
  • The Sony only adds optical stabilization, but it isn’t needed
  • DPRTV hopes all of Tamron’s APS-C lenses come to X-mount in the future

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Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8 Di III-A RXD:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama
Laowa 10-18mm f4.5-5.6:
Venus Optics / B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

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