Tamron AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)

Zoom lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sony/Minolta Alpha | A09
c h u n k
 

I heard so many good things about this lens that Ive had it on my list for a while...and found a wedding photographer that is drowning in L glass and dumping her older lenses for a good price. Given, this was not new and some of my disappointment may be due to something that happened to the lens, but it seems nearly as good as new, with the exception of a very small scratch on the very outer edge of the glass, which can't be found in photos even if you try. 1st, the focus is easily this ...

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camguyed
 

Maybe this is not quite as sharp as a 24-70mm 2.8 for pixel peepers but for most normal use it is a sharp lens even wide open. I bought this on ebay in mint condition for $275 and it is worthy. Considering it's price compared to the 24-70's it will do just fine. If you can't afford one of the 24-70's this is a great alternative. The only downside is that even though the one I bought has the built in motor, the focus ring rotates as it autofocuses. You have to hold it by the zoom ring so as ...

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tex
 

check the testing around abouts.  quite sharp, so amazing value.  Very good size for a walabout lens, and fast for a zoom.

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JimmyJamesPhoto
 

This lens definitley gives you a whole lot of bang for the buck.  I have the screw-type autofocus with a Nikon mount and I use it on a D600. Lens has a front focus issue which I was able to fix with the AF fine-tune feature.  What I found interesting is that the AF accuracy seems to depend on the camera body used (in my experience).  To calibrate the lens, I used a focusing distance of 1.5 meters and used the "Dot Tune" auto focus calibration method at 70mm for both the  d7100 and d600.  The ...

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nikonian86
 

I was really happy with this lens on my D700. but when I got the D800 I did not like the sharpness. no matter which aperture I sued

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I own this lens 3 years now used with my Canon 5D. The good points of this lens are its low price, low weight and compact size. AF speed is not USM like but not terrible either. It is a f/2.8 lens but wide open the lens is soft. At f/4 it sharpens up but stop down to f/5.0 - f/5.6 for maximum sharpness. Bokeh and flare resistance is ok for a zoom. This Tamron lens has a yellow cast over the pics you take. For rought half the photos I made with it I wanted to correct colors in post. Since my ...

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revdave

I have a emotional relationship with my lenses. They are like my children. They each have their special gifts and unique qualities. But I can't say I've ever had a deep love relationship with this lens. It's rather simple, rather plain, and just darn practical. It's like the time I bought my first mini-van. Terribly unsexy, but frustratingly essential. That's the kind of relationship I have with the Tamron. Would I rather have Canon's 2.8L?  Heck yes! Anyone who's ever felt the love of an L ...

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After looking at many lenses and the cost I decided on this one for an entry into a more modern lens of what I had. Image quality compares with much more expensive lens. Focus speed is pretty good and I have not had problems with speed issues with this lens. I looked at the Canon L and other lens and for the cost this can not be beat. Also you get a F2.8 lens that works. Use a good UV filter to protect it and to help insure good image quality. Cheap filters always hurt when they are put on ...

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pjman792
 

I use this lens often, and am satisfied with the optical quality. It does have some noticable barrel distortion at 28mm, but otherwise it provides fine image quality. Problems: The one gripe I have is that - with filter attached - you have to be very careful not to point the lens even close a direct light source, especially the sun. If you do, you'll wind up with severe lens flare. Removing the filter eliminates the problem, but that can be a real hassle in the middle of a shoot.

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Its an amazing lens for the price it comes for. Like the sharpness. Problems: Noise of the focusing ring is little irritating, only at times. You might get little lens flare when focusing directly at the sun/source.

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