You won't believe just how close Tamron's new Sony-fit wide primes will take you...

(Image credit: Digital Camera World)

Tamron's new range of prime wide-angle lenses for the Sony E-mount have a great party trick. All three are wide-angles - but they also offer a powerful macro facility, that allows you to get really, really close to the subject. With a maximum magnification of 1:2, they may not be true macro lenses – but as the shots below show they do a great job of making small subjects full the frame.

Shot with Tamron 24mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 at its minimum focus distance (Image credit: Chris George/Digital Camera World)

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.