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Tamron AF28-80mm F/3.5-5.6
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 10
10

Great les. It's not n Nikon lens

Big Tubbs "AutobotX23", Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Great les. It's not n Nikon lens, but then again, your not paying TRIPLE the price. The optics are clear and sharp, the AF works well and at 3.5 you can get effective depth of field in certain situation. Great purchase!
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

RPEN, Amazon
30 March 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Bumper, Amazon
30 December 2014
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..
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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.
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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.
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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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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, stopped down to f 8-11 very sharp, nice colors, high contrast, but some few CA's (must be eliminated with PHSh for bigger prints) with achromatic macro glass on the top of it and f11 good macro shootings possible no distorsion remarkable on wide angle therefore 9...
  • Pros: really sharp lens, stopped down a few very sharp
  • Cons: some CA's
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