Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di
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Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical IF Macro AF review by joe88
3 January 2015
Summary: it is comprehensible that it is very difficult for a manufacturer of lenses to correct image mistakes of such a big zoom range. Nevertheless the middle range is phantastic; the extremes of tele and wide angle are still very good, with some CA's. ok. But everybody has a good photo program, nowadays.
Pros: big zoom range and extremely sharp betwee 50 and 135mm
Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical IF Macro AF review by joe88
27 April 2014
Summary: a very good zoom lens for travelling, sports, family etc. good sharpness,high contrast,nice colors, some few CA's on both extreme ends wide open, but they can be reduced by stopping down a few (and the rest by PhSh) 135mm with f11 and macro ring:best results very sharp macro shootings with this lens...
Pros: big zoom range, sharp photos, 135mm very sharp with f11 and additional macro ring
Summary: Hi I bought it for my digital Nikon D 70s since the crop factor makes it into a 42 to 300 mm lens and used with the Nikon 18-70 mm lens it covers a full range of my type of pictures makes for a great setup also it takes great pictures, I just need the Nikon for wide angle pictures . Howie
Summary: Honestly, photographers go crazy over lens specifications. But honestly it just comes down to ability as most modern lenses can do a decent job, if used correctly. This lens, while not high-speed by any means, will suit most peoples needs.
Summary: I bought this lens on Craigslist for 50 bucks last summer. I used it to take pictures of a boston terrier and of aircraft coming in too logan on a nikon d200. So it was more of a 40-300mm on a dx camera. Autofocus nice, not great but good. Wasn't fast for auto focus.
Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical IF Macro AF review by fashionfoto
21 June 2012
Summary: Sharp! Useable even wide open in corners on full frame (D3). Tack sharp everywhere from 5.6. Good contrast. Less prone to flare than my 28mm prime. Tiny and lightweight. Substantially smaller than my Nikkor 28-200. And better optically.
Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical IF Macro AF review by yoster
8 May 2012
Summary: I have to say, I love this lens. I bought it last year on clearance as new old stock for $96 + $10 shipping. Came with a full warranty. I'm using this on a Sony a55. I wasn't expecting SUPER great performance at such a low price, and didn't expect to use it a ton being that it's not 18mm and is a...
Pros: Fantastic IQ, sharp, Great Range, REALLY good colors, not much purple fringing, smooth zoom, focus fairly quick, compact, GREAT bang for buck, no zoom creep (has zoom lock but doesn't need it), has nice, sturdy hood
Cons: Wish it went down to 18mm, a bit slow at 3.8(4)-5.6, body plastic 'creaks' at times when zooming
Summary: Okay I must admit I am extremely new to photography. I mainly wanted something to photograph the jewelry that i make and the occasional pictures of the pets.. so i bought a D60 (used) along with a brand new nikon 55-200mm lens.
Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical IF Macro AF review by yavorberov
9 December 2010
Summary: This is a good lens for that price. Is sufficiently sharp, comfortable, relatively lightweight. Slightly slower and more noisy mechanics, but it is cheap. His biggest problem is that this is NOT A Macro lens. I shoot with a Nikon D80 and I have 18-135 lens, both are equally macro - ie they are not.
Pros: Is sufficiently sharp, comfortable, relatively lightweight.
Summary: As one who takes tens of thousands of sports action photos annually, I was leery about buying a non-Sony lens for the Alpha, but the price and rebate offer made this a good bet that the lens would be useful for something.