Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD
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I might love the lens but it is grey market
Amazon Customer, Amazon
21 June 2014
Summary: I bought this one from Amazon not knowing that any of their vendors would sell grey market. I cannot register it with Tamron and there is not warranty. I could have found this lens for less money. Not happy. However, since I should review the lens, it is okay. Just not happy that I bought a new lens that is not covered by warranty. Addendum: Amazon effectuated a return for me so that I can look to replace this lens.
Summary: I must have received a bad copy as this thing sounded like one of the Transformers while trying desperately to auto focus on something. So loud it was embarrassing! It was also extremely cheap feeling and It was only sharp at F8. A real JUNKER!!!
Excerpt: I am a lifestyle portrait photographer who shoots a D90. All my other lenses are Nikkor so I am use to quality lenses that produce tack-sharp images. This lens was recommended by a reliable source so I took the risk and bought an inferior brand lens since I am not excited to spend $ for the nikkor version. Big mistake. This lens is so inferior. It felt plastic-y and cheap mounting it on my D90, and when I zoomed in and out for the first time, I was sick to my stomach.
Summary: *******PLEASE READ UPDATES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS REVIEW TO LEARN WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH MY LENS AT TAMRON*********** I bought this lens after reading so many positive reviews from Amazon customers. However, I did note on a multitude of websites such as slrgear.com, dpreview, and photozone.de that these lenses have quality control issues. These websites all had to use multiple lenses from Tamron before receiving one that worked good enough to test.
Excerpt: This was the first pro dslr lens i bought when i made the transition from 16mm, and small sensor HD cinematography to DSLR cinematography and photography. It had better reviews than the sigma 24-70 2.8 but all the moving and still images I got with this lens were slightly blurry, and "off" - meaning strange bokeh, and something else i just cant quite describe except to say when compared to shots with other lenses, the tamron shots felt wrong.
Excerpt: I wanted a smaller and lighter lens to use for weddings. I purchased this one and was VERY disappointed. I use a rig of 3 eos cameras, 2 on brackets and one with a battery pack and pocket wizards. As soon as I put this lens on, I started getting 'ERR 99' message on the display. This happened on all three bodies, further, this was the second copy of this lens, BOTH LENSES caused this error message.
Summary: I went through two of these to avoid spending the $1400 on the Canon 24-70. The first one had zoom issues- you had to turn it VERY hard to get the barrel to extend. The second copy seemed OK, until I took it to my daughter's Kindergarten graduation and snapped about 200 photos. When I got home my wife looked at them and asked why they were all kind of blurry. And it was true. They were not terrible, but almost every picture was very soft.
Summary: I was very excited to get this new lens, however that changed to disappointment. I used it for about 2 weeks, and the focus was never quite right. Hopefully it is just a fluke, but I returned it and did not ask for a replacement. Hopefully sony will come out with more mid-range priced lenses.
Excerpt: The biggest problem was image shift left to right during focus. The Adorama tech and I both agreed that somehting must have been wrong with my copy. I am afraid I returned the lens and am saving up for the Sony. Happy Adorama was willing to work with me.