Wide to telephoto: Four Tamron zooms that let you capture it all

No matter what you’re photographing, it pays to have quality glass. But it’s also super helpful to have a lens that can span the variety of your shooting needs.

With these Tamron lenses, it’s easy to capture what you’re looking for, whether that be a wide view for things like landscapes or architecture, or a close-up view of nature or wildlife. Check out these four Tamron lenses below that let you capture it all.

Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD — The ideal event photographers’ lens

The Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 is quickly becoming my most-used lens. It’s tack sharp, outputs beautiful bokeh and focuses quickly and accurately. As an event photographer, this is my top lens, and I’ve found that I can photograph almost all of my events with just this one lens. Having a fast zoom with a maximum aperture of f/2-2.8? Yes please! Here’s what I had to say in my review:

“If there’s one lens I’m most excited about for pros right now, it’s the Tamron 35-150mm. I think back on all the times where I’ve had to quickly change lenses, nearly missing a shot in the process. The Tamron 35-150mm helps to avoid those situations, and really can replace two standard event or photojournalism lenses.”

Bryan Esler

Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di III VC VXD — Street or wildlife, this lens can’t be beat

Need a lens that will withstand the elements and leave you with those photos you’ve been longing for? The Tamron 50-400mm offers a compact super zoom option, making it perfect for capturing a wide variety of photographs. With its surprising macro capabilities, you can catch focus as close as 9.8 inches away, while zooming in on those birds from afar with ease. Here’s what I had to say in my review:

“If you’re looking for an all-in-one lens that spans a focal range of standard to super telephoto, the Tamron 50-400mm f/4.5-6.3 for Sony E mount might just be a perfect option. Featuring a compact and lightweight design, this lens captures everything from wildlife to architecture, and then some. Its 1:2 macro reproduction ratio offers nature photographers the chance to zoom in and capture those breathtaking details, and then quickly change scenes and photograph birds from afar.”

Bryan Esler

Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD — A pro photographers’ outdoor dream lens

During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, I spent a ton of time outdoors. So it was important to have a lens that would be lightweight and reach everything I needed it to. The Tamron 28-200mm is that lens. Here’s what I had to say in my review:

“All in all, the Tamron 28-200mm provided with a great view of what I was photographing, and was what I expected from an all-purpose lens of this kind. It does what it’s supposed to — capturing the world around you — without any complaints. It certainly fills the need for a budget-friendly lens with quite the reach.”

Bryan Esler

Tamron 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD — Perfect for your next outdoor adventure

The 18-300mm might be an APS-C lens, but it has some picture-perfect qualities that will look great even on your full-frame camera. This all-in-one lens — which is available for both Sony E mount and Fujifilm X mount — can capture it all with ease. It’s superb optics will give you a sharp image with some beautiful depth of field. Here’s what I had to say in my review:

“The lens is well-built, fast to focus and has so many things going for it. It’s well-balanced no matter what camera you put it on, and the picture quality is superb. Add in image stabilization and weather sealing, and Tamron has made a winner here.”

Bryan Esler