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7.8 out of 10

Tamron AF28-80mm F/3.5-5.6

A standard zoom lens from a wide 28mm to a medium telephoto rang Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF28-80mm F/3.5-5.6

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Christopher Barrett "cmbadass", Amazon
21 October 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Meh

Ed, Amazon
3 October 2014
  • Summary: Mediocre is the best way to describe this lens...it does everything ok...but nothing great. It's soft at f/3.5 and also at f/18+...it's best used in the middle around f/11. For a cheap lens it's acceptable, but don't be fooled by 4 or 5 star ratings...you shouldn't expect the same result that you will get with a high end lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent all purpose lens.

Scott Thompson, Amazon
27 August 2014
  • Summary: The lens arrived in much better condition than what I expected. (It was rated "Good Condition".) No scratches on the lens, very clean, and operated as it should. Auto focus was a little tricky in lower light. Worked very well in full daylight. Maybe not the best lens for low light situations. Images were very good, but not the sharpest. For it's price range, this is a very good all purpose lens.
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Overall 10
10

Great for use without a flash

Sonny, Adorama
6 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I have most used this lens for indoor and outdoor activities with groups of children and youth. It is very sharp, handles well, and excellent for use without a flash. So far I don't have anything I don't like about it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 6
6.0

They are great for the price BUT be sure you get the one in this photo

Charles H., Amazon
8 May 2014
  • Summary: I have bought 5 of these and three where gifts. The one I got this time must have been some very early model or a different grey market lesser lens. Mine will not auto focus on any of my old Cannon film cameras or any of my digital Canon cameras. I own quite a few so it IS the lens and not my cameras. I can use it manually and with the price I paid I will not complain anymore.
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Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical AF review by joe88

joe88, slrgear.com
27 April 2014
  • Summary: for this low price good sharpness, but not extremely sharp, nice colors, high contrast, but some few CA's (must be eliminated with PHSh for bigger prints) with macro lens and f11 good macro shootings possible no distorsion remarkable on wide angle therefore 8 points
  • Pros: sharp lens
  • Cons: some CA's
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Overall 10
10

Great value for save the money

birdbirth, Ebay
19 March 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Good for daylight and well lighted

Adorama
25 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Build and design features are very good. Has a lens creep lock. Image quality in well lighted environments is good. Low light environments are problematic, it produces significant noise. Since I shoot news, I prefer candid shots and don't want to distract the people I'm photographing with a flash.I returned it because of the noise issue.
  • Pros: Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light
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Overall 2
2.0

Trash Lens

Paul Rehm, Amazon
21 January 2014
  • Summary: I tried to get these planning to save money over the real Cannon lens. Big mistake, they take ages to focus and the quality is just crap. It sounds like there is sand grinding in the len.
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Overall 2
2.0

Mm

Poswow, Amazon
8 November 2013
  • Summary: I was simply expecting more but what you pay is what you get. I'll say I give it a one star.
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