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8.5 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 6
6.0

Tamron SP 28-75mm F2.8 lens

GEGJr, Adorama
30 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I've had this lens since it was introduced. Have used it on Konica-Minolta 7D, Sony A700, and Sony A99V. It was excellent lens on both 7D and A700 but have noticed considerable back focus on A99 @ F2.8/75mm. It gets progressively sharper as F stop larger (4.0-8.0). At 8.0 lens is really sharp. To be fair this typical for most lenses. I did AF Micro Adj on A99V and that so far has seemed to fix front focusing.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Soft Focus At F28
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Overall 6
6.0

Tamron SP 28-75mm F2.8 lens

GEGJr, Adorama
30 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I've had this lens since it was introduced. Have used it on Konica-Minolta 7D, Sony A700, and Sony A99V. It was excellent lens on both 7D and A700 but have noticed considerable back focus on A99 @ F2.8/75mm. It gets progressively sharper as F stop larger (4.0-8.0). At 8.0 lens is really sharp. To be fair this typical for most lenses. I did AF Micro Adj on A99V and that so far has seemed to fix front focusing.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice

Al, Amazon
11 May 2014
  • Summary: I use the nikkor 24-70mm ED 2.8F lens the bought this one. After shooting with the nikkor I felt I was downgrading.
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Overall 6
6.0

Very good image but noisy

Dongju Kim, Amazon
9 December 2013
  • Summary: Very good image but noisy. It doesn't have a ultrasound motor, so it is very noisy when it works. when I tried to record video, I could hear a focusing noise.
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
  • Pros: Good Optics, Lightweight
  • Cons: Back Focus Problem, Plastic feel
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Overall 6
6.0

lightweight and good range

swimchick, B&H Photo
21 February 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Tough To Attach
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok lens if you're willing to settle for mediocrity

mat_va, Ebay
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.
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Overall 6
6.0

A little disappointed

Casual photographer, B&H Photo
2 September 2012
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.0

Hood VISIBLE at 28-55mm w/full frame!

jaychanphoto. com, B&H Photo
13 May 2012
  • 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.
  • Pros: Good price value, Sharpness
  • Cons: Poor lens hood design
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Overall 6
6.0

I want to like this lens more than I did

Corpulence Personified, Adorama
7 May 2012
  • 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. 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
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
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