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7.9 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 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

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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Overall 4

Inconsistent photos with this lens

Amy Weierman, Amazon
4 May 2014
  • Summary: I just don't get this lens. About 20% of the photos are great, without changing scene or settings. Also, when I purchased this, there was a rebate available from Tamron. I sent in the required form, serial number, etc. I received a letter back stating this lens was not eligible for a manufacturer rebate because the S/N indicated it is a 'gray market' lens. Let the buyer beware!
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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

Great value for save the money

birdbirth, Ebay
19 March 2014
Overall 8

Good for daylight and well lighted

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. <br /><br />Since I shoot news, I prefer candid shots and don't want to distract the people I'm photographing with a flash.<br /><br />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

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


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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Overall 10

Tamron AF 28-80mm for the Nikon N90s Camera

ntbuzz, Amazon
4 November 2013
  • Summary: It is exactly what I wanted. The lenses is practically brand new and was at a very affordable price. It works excellent with my Nikon camera. It takes great pictures.
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Overall 10

Pretty darn good

Gabriel, Amazon
22 October 2013
  • Summary: At 28mm its not as sharp as i would've expected it to be(a bit soft, but still great a shot)...you'll have to go low on the f stops to get a sharp image. At 50mm-80mm you'll get sharp shots at almost all f stops. Its girthy, so it looks good on the camera, but its all plastic built. Comes with a 1/2'' hood. I used this as my everyday everywhere lens. Not too worried about it getting damaged. For the price its a great all around lens.
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