Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD
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Good deal but not what worked for me.
7 October 2013
Summary: I purchased this lens to use along with my two D600 cameras. I am a wedding/portrait shooter just to mention what the lens was used for. I will try to keep this review short and sweet. I owned this lens for about 8 months. During that time, I did a lot of events and used under mixed conditions. As of recently a pattern emerged which ended with me selling this lens.
Summary: Hi, I bought and used this lens for a wedding shoot and then some outdoor family portrait shoots. The results were not good. I'd say about 80 percent out of focus. It would've been less but I shoot fast - point, compose, lock focus, tune holding the focal point, shoot. And I fire three times per important shot, or bracket depending on the sit. I'm sure if I refocused after composing I'd have a better shoot but, and here's the but ~ I paid 500 bucks for a lens to work.
Summary: I bought this lens (Nikon mount) from a local dealer approximately a month ago. I had read all kinds of reviews online for weeks, trying to figure out if this lens was right for me. I thought I was making the right choice, but I ended up being severely disappointed. Before I get started on that, though, let me note that this is a great lens... for the price. But it's a cheaper alternative to a Nikon or Canon lens, and there's no way around that fact.
Summary: Its better than my old lens, its cheaper than a nikon and does a pretty decent job. It sometimes have difficulty focusing, and some of my pics have this cloudish hue, but it gets the job done after a decent photshop.
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.
Summary: I bought this lens for a wedding based on the good reviews and the fact that it will get down to 2.8. I have also used the Canon L lens and a Sigma lens, both roughly the same features. While the lens is fine, it's no where close to my Canon lenses. Canon's are so much crisper and more clear at all ranges. Overall this lens is okay but just that, okay. The lens feels cheap and very plastic. The focus is very quiet even though it is not an ultrasonic motor.
Summary: I have used this lens for many months on my Canon T2i and I have to confess I am not impressed. I bought it to use as a walk-about lens to replace my Canon 28-135 (filled with dust after years and years of use). I am a serious amateur and usually take portraits and landscape images and I was excited about the f/2.8 since my Canon has f/3.5-5.6. However, I didn't realize how important the Image Stabilizer was in my photography.
Summary: After reading many positive reviews, I purchased this lens. On a budget, I was looking for a zoom to replace my kit lens and loved the f/2.8 aperture. At 28mm, this lens is fantastic, very sharp, fast focus. Zoom any higher than that and images get more and more blurry, even on a tripod! Dissappointed, I sent in my lens for repair which cost me $24. I received it back today and it seems there is no difference in image quality. I wonder if they even looked at it?
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.