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9.1 out of 10

Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Asp

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Asp

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Overall 6
6.0

Did not like

dave, B&H Photo
20 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Had high hopes for this lens but I thought the zoom took a lot of effort to reach 75mm. I have used the Canon 18-55mm 2.8 (rented) and the Canon 18-135 and am able to reach the entire zoom range with one twist were as with this lens I had to twist a few times (it seems). Plus it was stiff. Anyhow, I returned it since I basically could achieve the the same focal range by taking a few extra steps with my 30mm prime lens and could shoot at bigger apertures.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Tight zoom
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Overall 6
6.0

Great buy for the money

smn, B&H Photo
6 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Needed a reasonably priced fixed fstop lense to use with the canon t2i for video. this is a great buy for the money. maybe not for stills, but for video is perfect.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty good for the money

Karen D, B&H Photo
19 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I read all of the reviews on here and other reviews on the web, so I thought I would finally make a decision and give this lens a try. I am wondering if I was expecting too much from the lens because when I first pulled it from the box and did some test shots (low light). I was not at all impressed. I am thinking that I was expecting too much for low light situations, but this is the main reason I was purchasing this lens. I don't think it's too good for low light.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, not great

GaryK, B&H Photo
4 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Purchased as my main lens with T2i. Image quality has generally been very good, with the exception of wide apertures. Very soft at 2.8, or focus is slightly off and it shows with the shallow DOF. At f4 and above, very sharp across all image (cropped frame). Build is solid. Although zoom and focus are somewhat sticky and inconsistent. It might loosen up after some time, but it takes a little extra effort to adjust as desired.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent alternative to Canon Lenses

Rock's Sports Photography, B&H Photo
27 December 2010
  • Excerpt: This lens takes decent pictures after playing with the Micro adjustments with my 7D. Not happy with the focusing speed.
  • Pros: Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice lens. Is very sharp

Alessandro, B&H Photo
29 August 2010
  • Excerpt: I used this lens doing event photography for Wyndham Golf Championship. It worked great for portraits. Everything was clear and sharp. It is a bit heavy but feels very solid.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Just what I was looking for

Jr, B&H Photo
1 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Great night shots
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

good quality for the price

K, B&H Photo
15 November 2009
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens because of the price and focal range. I am shooting with a Canon EOS 5D. I only have experience with EF mount lenses so this review may not be helpful for nikon users. I would have preferred to buy the Canon 24-70 f/2.8L lens, but the Tamron is less than half the cost. Most reviews say this lens has good center sharpness but is a bit softer in the corners. I found this to be true.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Close-up
  • Cons: A bit soft between 28-35
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Overall 6
6.0

Average performance at 75mm

Nathan, B&H Photo
4 February 2009
  • Excerpt: Very soft and almost out of focuse at 75 mm. Gets better at F2.8 to 4. Defeats purpose of having fast F2.8 lens. Performance improves at 60mm and down.
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Not performs as expected
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice lens for price, but....

HRM Photography, B&H Photo
9 October 2008
  • Excerpt: I think it is a great lens for the price and I have no major complaints about it. I bought this lens based on the good reviews and photo samples, I also could not afford the Canon L series zoom that I wanted, but I am not impressed with it. I plan to get a Canon L series zoom soon after using this lens for some time without true ease of focusing. The lens is not as sharp as I expected it to be.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Heavy but manageable, Slow Focus
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