Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD
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good optics, autofocus problems
Groovy, B&H Photo
29 June 2013
Excerpt: First off, it is very good optically even at 2.8 but you get corner softness, by f4 everything becomes really sharp, almost prime like. Unfortunately, my copy had some pretty intense back focus (I need to get at -10 on my k-5) at the 35 to 75 range and for the tele end I need to be at +3. I'll send it back for another copy and hope not to have the same problem.
Excerpt: does not have an easy fit onto the nikon D600, used it at an indoor event and is provided good range for group shots and individual photos. On a large group shot indoors at 2.8 there was some distortion in the people on the edges.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Ok lens if you're willing to settle for mediocrity
10 December 2012
Summary: I expected better image quality from this lens. To say that I am disappointed would be an understatement. I own other Tamron lenses that far exceed the optical qualities of this lens. When I wrote to the Seller and requested an extension of time to return the lens the Seller wrote back implying that it was probably a problem with my camera.
Excerpt: I am sure this is the very good lens that so many describe it as. I managed a few lovely images. But I found the focus point to be frustratingly inconsistent. It may well have been the photographer rather than the lens, but I ended up returning it for a Pentax prime, 50mm, and I've been happier since.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: You can visibly see the corners of the lens hood when between 28-55mm with a full-frame D800. I just sent Tamron an email about this, wondering if they have an alternative hood. It is an excellent lens and the value is amazing compared to Nikkor lens costs, but I personally like to have the lens hood on while shooting, this issue means I can't use the hood.
Excerpt: This lens would be good for a travel lens on a full frame camera, but I would not recommend it for professional use unless you are absolutely, positively certain that your copy works at all focal lengths. <br /><br />I've had two copies of this lens, and I've wound up reselling both of them. It's not a bad lens, with sometimes truly excellent sharpness and great colors, but the AF is too inconsistent, especially in low light.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: I really like this lens. I have had some trouble with it, however. Every once in a while it will freeze and give me an F-- error (that is the how the actual error dispalys, I promise! :). I have sent it in to Tamron, and they were very helpful, however, even after getting it back, it will still sometimes give me this error. It is occasional, but when you're just about to get that perfect shot and it happens, it's quite annoying.
Summary: First review: 4/22/2012 I bought this lens, and ordered two-day shipping so that I could get this lens and test it as soon as possible. Due to the reviews, I was concerned that my lens might not be perfect (with my luck). I immediately put it onto my camera, a Pentax K-r, and much to my dismay found that I received a lesser quality version.
Excerpt: I use this lens for weddings works fine for your traditional posing,But as for when wedding party walking seems to have a lot of trouble locking on focus when it does I review image they are not only soft they are just flat out of focus and then next ones are right on so I always try and take as many as possiable and hope I get atleast one.
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction