You ask: What’s Ben’s Favorite Tamron Lenses?


Who is Ben?  And why should you care about what lenses he likes?

Here’s why:  Ben Hutchinson is a professional portrait photographer out of Portland, Oregon.  He is also a rep for Tamron, the largest maker of lenses in the world.  Ben is an expert when it comes to lenses and Tamron products.
Horn Photo loves Ben.  He’s a fun, creative, urban-y yet outdoors-y guy all wrapped into one giant hulk of a man. If Paul Bunyan and Aphrodite had a child, it would be Ben.  
Ben's Mon & Pop
We asked Ben to do a Show-and-Tell video featuring his top seven favorite lenses.   His video is informative, and well worth the watch.  Plus, it is hundreds of times more interesting than watching a cell phone video of your niece’s dance recital.  
This blog contains descriptions of each of the lenses Ben discusses, plus some additional information that you will find helpful.
All Tamron lenses come with excellent build quality,including weather-sealed bodies, and stabilization (which is called VC for Vibration Compensation).
Once you watch the video, you will want to purchase all seven of the lenses he loves the most.  And guess what?! We sell them at Horn Photo!!!  What an amazing coincidence!  

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Here are Ben’s Favorites:

1.  Tamron 28-75mm   f/2.8.

28-75mm f/2.8
Fits Sony Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras
This mid-range zoom lens was the most popular and best selling lens in the world last year.  Ben used the 28-75mm to shoot this video of his favorite lenses.  
It has a constant f2.8.
Extremely versatile, it’s:
•   A great lens for professional portraiture, with it’s constant f/2.8, offering an incredible bokeh.  
•   With the minimum focus distance of 7.5”, it operates like a macro lens.  
•   Great walk-around lens due to it’s versatility. 
Check it out here: 28-75mm f/2.8

2.  Tamron 35mm f/1.4 Prime Lens

35mm f1.4 Prime
Canon and Nikon mounts
The 35mm f/1.4 takes the cake when it comes to sharp detailed landscapes AND stunning portraits with a creamy bokeh.  whether you have a Canon or Nikon DSLR or Mirrorless, this lens will work as good as your native lenses will.
Check it out here:
Canon:  35mm f/1.4 Prime
Nikon: 35mm f/1.4 Prime 

3. Tamron 35-150mm Zoom Lens

35-150mm Zoom
Canon and Nikon mounts
Image quality and performance of this lens is off the charts. The lens does not have an all-metal body, so it is lightweight and very affordable.  It was designed for portraiture covering all of the favorite focal lengths of portrait photographers.  It is made for Canon and Nikon, but works flawlessly on Sony Cameras with an adapter.
Check it out here:
Canon: 35-150mm Zoom
Nikon: 35-150mm Zoom


4. Tamron 85mm f/1.8 Prime Lens

85mm f/1.8 Prime
Canon and Nikon mounts
This is Ben’s must-have lens on his professional portrait photography work.  His portrait shoots always include extensive use of the 85mm f1.8 lens.  The images turn out with phenomenal  separation and a creamy bokeh.  
It is one of the sharpest and brightest 85mm Prime lenses on the market, comparable to many f1.4 lenses.  
The Tamron 85mmf1.8 Prime lens is one of the only 85mm prime lenses on the market equipped with built in lens stabilization.
Check it out here:
Canon: 85mm Prime
Nikon: 85mm Prime 


5.  Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens

24-70mm Zoom
Canon and Nikon mounts
This is the lens that made Ben a true believer in Tamron.  It’s the first one he ever owned.  It’s just as sharp as any 24 to 70mm zoom lens out there, and won’t hurt your wallet.
Tamron has now come out with updated G2 version, the second generation of this lens.  It includes 5 total stops of stabilization.
Versatility and small size is one of it’s best features. It’s a perfect lens to carry in a small camera bag, or right on your camera body, and will shoot landscapes to macro and everything in between.  
Check it out here:
Canon: 24-70mm Zoom 
Nikon: 24-70mm Zoom

6.  Tamron 28-200mm Zoom f/2.8-f/5.6

28-200mm Zoom
Sony full-frame and APS-C mounts
This is the perfect lens for your Sony if you just want one lens.  It is a great walk-around lens.  It’s lightweight and compact, excellent for travel.  Extremely versatile, it captures vivid images, whether you are shooting landscapes or portraits.  It doesn’t compromise on performance.

Check it out here:
Tamron 28-200mm Zoom


7.  Tamron 24mm Prime f/2.8

24mm Prime for SONY

Sony E-mounts
Last year,Tamron introduced a line-up of compact prime lenses for the Sony mirrorless system.  The 20mm, the 24mm and the 35mm. All with f/2.8 and 1/2 macro capabilities.  All three have the versatility of shooting both wide angle landscape and macro.  Ben finds himself shooting with the 24mm most often.  He uses it to take wide angle landscapes and street shots, then can shift over to take close ups.  The lens is small and easy to carry.
Check it out here:
SONY Mount 24mm Prime f/2.8

Thanks for reading!

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