Reviews and Problems with Tamron AF28-80mm F/3.5-5.6
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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.
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!
Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical AF review by joe88
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
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.
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.
Summary: It is really a bargain. The lens is ok, it lacks on a better wide angle end, poor zoom. The pictures it takes are not professional. But colors, sharpness are ok. Best match for short budgets, when you choose Pentax k-01 body.