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.
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.
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.
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.