Aug 21, 2023

Which of These Incredible Lenses Is Better?

As a Canon user, perhaps no lens has me more jealous of other camera systems than the 35-150mm f/2-2.8. Arguably one of the most versatile lens designs, such lenses can cover a huge range of needs and applications. Both Tamron and Samyang make 35-150mm f/2-2.8 options with different advantages and prices. Which is right for you? This excellent video comparison takes a look at both to help you decide.

Coming to you from Taylor Jackson, this great video review takes a look at the Samyang AF 35-150mm f/2-2.8 and Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD lenses. No doubt, the 35-150mm f/2-2.8 is incredibly versatile, at least on paper, with a focal length range that can cover everything from wide angle through portraits and on to telephoto work and a particularly wide set of maximum apertures. This combination makes it a particularly nice option for people like wedding photographers, who often have to lug a small arsenal of lenses around and will appreciate the convenience of an all-in-one design in tandem with the major cost savings. And speaking of cost, while the Samyang is about a third cheaper than the Tamron, both are relatively affordable considering what you get. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Jackson.

Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.