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