Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di
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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
Though a bit bulky, it is a great lens for distance and close ups.
16 February 2012
Summary: For years I had been a film photographer, hellbent on converting to digital, (back when digital had just started to make it's way into mainstream society). To make matters worse, I refused to shoot with "auto-everything" cameras. From my SLR, (Pentax K-1000), to my TLR Portrait Camera, (Mamiya C-330 120). It had to be manual focus or nothing at all. Here I am, a twentieth century guy playing around with twenty-first century technology.
Save money,size and weight and get exceptional results with this lens.
9 August 2011
Summary: Sure when you mount this lens on one of Pentax's digital cameras you loose somewhat on the wide angle end but gain more on the telephoto end. For the price you can't beat this lens. Try to purchase an 18-125 or an 18-200 for under $90 ! Picture quality is excellent. Size is phenomenal. This will be my all in one, walk around lens.
Great lens - great price - great bokeh - just a little slow in low light
5 May 2011
Summary: I am enjoying this lens so much! I got a great deal on it here and I have used it about ten times so far. I spent about two hours with it today. It is sharp (for my needs at least) at all apertures, even f/2.8. It is really good at sucking in light and I took some great shots at sunset and just after. Even after dark you can set for high ISO and get shots that look like midday with as short as 1/2sec. I pair this lens with a D7000 and I am having great results.
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: Pro: Stunning optics. Images are super clear, sharp, and saturated. 'Course, some focal lengths perform better than others. Gotta love the constant aperture! Y' get to take relatively wide angle shots as well as into the telephoto range (not super telephoto, but telephoto). Cons: AF motor isn't the fastest, but for most uses that shouldn't be too much of an issue anyway. Tried a sport event with AI SERVO mode.
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.