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 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 possible
Pros: big zoom range, sharp photos, 135mm very sharp with f11 and additional macro ring
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. It is very sharp at middle apertures f8-11, and on a digital camera provides a nice zoom range. A great bargain at the price.
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. I forgot about this lens for a long time. I bought a Nikon F5 a couple weeks ago and I spent big money on Nikon glass and I just remembered I had this lens.
Much more affordable, and it's up there with fast glass.
30 July 2012
Summary: This is actually the third generation of this lens, that has improved ever since. The coolest part about this lens, is it's compactness and weight, compared to a Nikkor or a Sigma lens of this caliber. It's much lighter, and the glass is actually fast when it's at 1:4 at the 200mm zoom. It's also much affordable compared to other lenses, and still, can manage to be faster!
Summary: Lens is fine and has good image quality, a bit to slow on auto focus for me, and a little tight on on the zoom, which turns out be be a good thing because the lens does not creep. I feel the lens could be faster, but I really cannot complain too much, based on the price I paid. This is a really good walk around lens and it include Macro.
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. Negative: Won't replace a hammer on the construction site, but consider that it was designed to be light weight. This is a perfect all-around lens for full frame bodies.
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 bit slow. I was wrong. If I'm outside, I use this lens. I'm blown away with the picture quality vs price ratio.
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: I replaced my Tamron 28-200mm Super 1:3.8-5.6 LD IF Nikon AF-D with the new-er Tamron AF 28-200mm XR Di IF Lens A031 For Nikon. Impressions out of the box are that the lens is smaller in diameter than the Super, lighter and much faster. Inspite of the lack of vibration reduction VR it's fast enough to do well without it. In small rooms, with large groups I can catch everyone easily with it's wide angle abilities. The lens is a keeper, it rarely leaves my Nikon D50.
Summary: I have enjoyed using tamaron lenses in the past and this one is no exeption. Just as I have come to expect the optics are wonderful and the motor is very quiet. I picked this one so that I could have a lens for use at local sporting events to avoid lens changes since I have one camera. It allows for a wider angle when I need to shoot close and I can still zoom for longer shots when needed. The only real cons I have found with this lens is weight and aperture.
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