Tamron’s Cheap, Yet Great Primes Are January’s Most Popular Lenses

It’s no surprise that Tamron’s affordable, sharp, weather-sealed E mount primes top our list of most popular lenses.

Many of you have made the most of some great lens prices during January. Our readers who shoot with Sony, Nikon, and Fujifilm cameras have been snapping up lenses that reviewed incredibly well. These popular lenses are sharp, fast to focus, and most offer weather sealing. They all render gorgeous colors and bokeh too. After the break, we will share the five most popular lenses with our readers during January 2021.

Tamron 35mm f2.8 Di III OSD

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In our review, we said:

“The Tamron 35mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F053) renders colors accurately with buttery smooth bokeh and negligible chromatic aberrations. When it comes to sharpness, the Tamron 35mm f2.8 wins against the pricier Sony 35mm f2.8 Zeiss hands down. If the Tamron was any sharper, you’d have to handle it with gloves on.”

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Buy now: $199

Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2

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In our review, we said:

“The Tamron 24mm f2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 (Model F051) is an affordably priced lens for Sony Full Frame Mirrorless cameras that combines outstanding image quality and robust weather sealing with a compact and lightweight form factor.”

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Buy now: $199

Nikon Z 14-24mm f2.8 S

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In our review, we said:

“The Nikon Z 14-24mm f2.8 S is a fantastic lens. It’s one of the first Nikon Z lenses that has truly made me say, “wow.” The Nikon Z 14-24mm f2.8 S is a genuine contender for the top dog award in this lens category. It’s smaller and lighter than options on other full-frame platforms. It has stellar image quality. It controls distortions, flares, and CA very well, and it renders nice colors and interesting yet pleasing bokeh. This is an incredibly fun lens to use, and it’s hard to fault.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $2,396.95

Pro Tip: Have great glass is one thing: knowing how to get the most out of the lenses is another. This month’s popular lenses are fantastic, but if you want to get the most out of them, you might consider picking up a tutorial or two. Check out these offerings, and then put into action what you learn. You’ll be creating bangers in no time at all.

Fujifilm 35mm f1.4

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In our review, we said:

“The 35mm f1.4 is truthfully best experienced if not wide open, nowhere past f5.6. Otherwise, you’re doing an extreme injustice to yourself by not taking advantage of the beautiful bokeh and extreme sharpness that the lens has to offer wide open.”

Chris Gampat – Editor In Chief
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Buy now: $599

Sony 35mm f1.4 GM

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In our review, we said:

“The Sony FE 35mm f1.4 GM is a joy to use, and the photos a joy to look at. I found little to complain about. The lightweight design is excellent; the de-click aperture ring a pleasure to spin. The weather-sealing handled some light snow. I love both the colors and sharpness of this lens, while distortions and flare are kept to a minimum.”

Hillary Grigonis – Reviews Editor
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Pre-order now: $1,399.99

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.