In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are the best Tamron lenses for Sony a58 cameras currently available on the market right now. Although Tamron is one of the less common lens manufacturers, we have noticed a steady number of people reaching out for advice on what lens to pick up, particularly for Sony a58’s so we decided to publish this article in an attempt to help any of our readers who find themselves in this same situation
As the a58 is an A mount camera, we have ensured that the lenses that we will be featuring in this article are all A mount lenses that will be able to natively fit your a58 and any other A mount digital SLR you have. We know that there are converters available to allow A mount cameras to use lenses with other lens mount types but personally, we prefer to use native mounts that fit the camera body without the need for any converters.
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The Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 Zoom Lens
The variable focal length on the lens allows you to use it in a number of zoom based niches while the lower end of the lenses zoom capability can be used for some wide angle style niches too. The lens offers excellent image quality that can even hold its own against some of the more expensive general purpose lenses on the market right now.
The A mount allows the Tamron AF 17-50mm to seamlessly fit onto your Sony a58 without the need for any additional third-party equipment such as a converter. When mounted on your camera body the lens will be firmly held in place rather than have that annoying slight wiggle that lenses can have when attached to the camera via a converter.
All in all, the Tamron AF 17-50mm is a pretty solid lens for your Sony a58 that is suitable for a wide range of photography niches that can make an excellent addition to your photography kit. The manual control rings on the lens are very smooth to use with just enough resistance to ensure you don’t accidentally over adjust when tweaking your image allowing for quick and easy customization.
The Tamron AF 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Wide Angle Lens
The Tamron AF 10-24mm is a specialist wide-angle lens that offers excellent image quality even in low light conditions. Although it does offer some limited zoom capabilities, its zoom functionality is best used to adjust the lenses image quality for various types of wide angle images. For example, when used closer to the 10mm range the lens is ideal for traditional landscape style photography but when used closer to the 24mm range it is ideal for capturing compact rooms for real estate photography or other enclosed spaces.
Considering the amount of functionality offered by the lens it is surprisingly lightweight and compact with a very high build quality. The lens also comes with a 77mm filter size and we would highly recommend that you consider checking out the Gobe filter range (Click here to check for product prices and availability) for all of your filter needs. Both their ND and Cpl filters can really enhance your landscape photography.
The Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
If you are into macro photography then this could be the lens for you as it offers excellent image quality, even in lower light conditions and could easily become one of your essential camera accessories. Again, as it is based around the Sony A mount design, the lens will natively fit your Sony Alpha A58 without the need for a converter or adaptor.
All in all, the Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 is a solid lens and can be one of the better macro style lenses for Sony A mount based cameras. That said, if you are more of a generalist or hobbyist photographer looking for a Tamron lens for your a58 we would actually recommend that you pick up either of the two lenses covered first in this article.