Whatever the season, travel photographers never run out of stunning destinations, colorful festivals and vibrant cities to capture. As such, trusty and versatile lenses are a must for every travel toolkit. But with the myriad of choices out there, what are your top options?
If you’re on a budget, third party lenses work just as great as first-party ones without breaking the bank. As the summer heat simmers down and gives way to the chill of fall, many of us are gearing up for fall destinations. Are you still looking for a new travel lens to accompany you? Today, let’s narrow down your choices to the top Tamron options that offer portability, versatility and reliability for travel photographers.
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28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2
Got a colorful festival or local event on your photography bucket list? Standard zoom lenses like the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD for Sony E mount should be part of your essential tool kit. It will let you capture both the mood of the celebration in wide scenes, and zoom in on the action as it unfolds. Since memorable travel moments can happen anywhere, take advantage of the fast maximum aperture of this lens will to nail indoor and low-light captures with ease.
It’s also compact, light (weighs only 1.19 lbs!) and weather-sealed, so you can confidently switch from documenting festivals and street scenes, to sprawling landscapes and breathtaking natural landmarks. The possibilities are endless!
Make sure to also check out our review here.
35-150mm f/2-2.8 Di III VXD
Many professionals consider 35mm as the ideal focal length for travel photography. Wide enough to capture a good portion of a scene, and close enough to isolate interesting subjects with some good context from the background. However, if you need some extra reach to get closer to tricky subjects, whether during local events or in the great outdoors, you’ll find this lens’s wide range and impressive autofocus performance helpful.
Want to learn more about this lens? Don’t forget to check out our review here.
28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD
Another versatile performer, the Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 shines as an all-purpose lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless format, without putting a dent in your wallet. In our review, we found it to be perfect for a number of use cases, particularly for travel photography, photo walks, or documenting outdoor events. With the broad reach of this lens, you won’t have to pack several lenses with you. You can confidently cover wide landscape shots and utilize enough zooming power to bring attention to details.
18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD
This Tamron offering may have a crazy long name, but it also has a crazy long focal range to match. With a full-frame equivalent range of 620mm, you can explore unlimited shooting opportunities with your APS-C Canon or Nikon cameras. Its maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.9 will even let you explore tele-macro photography. From stunning landscapes and neon-lit cities to dramatic street portraits and the great outdoors, the world’s only 22.x ultra-telephoto all-around zoom lens for APS-C format has you covered!