Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Review Rundown

TamronPublished on 06 Jun 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens (A071)
Neoscore* 77%
  • Fast autofocus
  • Good build quality
  • Good color reproduction
  • Very good performance
  • Shorter zoom range than most


Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-F5.6 Di III RXD is a high quality superzoom that will suit all people who want to travel light with one zoom. Leveraging its unique experience in designing all-in-one zoom lenses, Tamron has managed to deliver good image quality and close-focusing capability.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Sonyalpha have found the following[***]:
The new Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-F5.6 Di III RXD is a super zoom that will suit all people who want to travel with only one zoom while keeping high quality. All photos taken with Sony A7RIV are available in full size (61Mpix) in the following Flickr album.
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  • Fast autofocus
  • Good build quality
  • Very good color reproduction
  • Very slow AF
  • High distortion at 200mm
  • Poor chromatic aberration


Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Tamron 28-200mm isn't a professional-level lens, but it's also doesn't need to be. Optically, we're looking at 18 elements in 14 groups, and Tamron lists “a series of specialized elements” designed to improve sharpness. At the wide end, sharpness falls off quite significantly from the center to the edges of the frame.
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  • Compact for a full-frame lens
  • Compact and light
  • Dust- and splash-resistant
  • Omits in-camera lens corrections


Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Tamron is changing hearts and minds with its 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD. It couples a sturdy build with very good optical performance. If you're thinking about an all-in-one zoom for your Sony, this is the one to get.
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  • Very good optical performance
  • Dust, splash, and dust protection
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Weather-resistant build
  • Not as sharp as the sharpest prime lenses


  1. 1. ^ Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-F5.6 Di III RXD. Sonyalpha. 2020-07-08. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  2. 2. ^ Tamron’s 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 superzoom beats expectations. Digitaltrends. 2020-07-17. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Review. Pcmag. 2020-08-13. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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