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Tamron-sp-af28-75mm-f-2-8-xr-di-ld.34348021
8.6 out of 10

Tamron SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD

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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lens either had soft focus or defective

Gaven Good, Adorama
9 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I used this lens on several photo shoots before finding out that it wasn't in focus. I finally did some test shots and confirmed that it doesnt focus properly, or is just very soft. I managed to save enough of the photos to not have to reshoot the photos...luckily it wasn't a wedding. I did end up not getting photos at a concert, which luckily I wasnt getting paid for. I sent the lens back and I am expecting a new lens. Hopefully this one doesnt have the same issues.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dirty and broken

Philipp H, Amazon
27 December 2012
  • Summary: The lense was filthy on the glass and edges and had to be cleaned first. The manual aperture adjustment ring is broken, a reason I bought this lense. Very disappointed.
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Overall 2
2.0

R2D2 in HEAT!

Michael A. Lombardi "Hoop", Amazon
22 June 2012
  • 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!!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Cheap Lens- be aware

Kate loves color, B&H Photo
19 May 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
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Overall 2
2.0

SERIOUS QUALITY CONTROL ISSUES

G.M., Amazon
5 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

I got a bad copy

Mark from NM, Adorama
17 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

I got a bad copy

Mark from NM, Adorama
17 October 2011
  • 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.
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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Overall 2
2.0

I'll stick with Canon brand lenses.

Stardan, Adorama
7 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

I'll stick with Canon brand lenses.

Stardan, Adorama
7 August 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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