Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD
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So far so good
Maly A, Amazon
27 September 2013
Summary: Arrived yesterday. Did a quick test to make sure that it worked with my NIKON D3100. Mounts on camera just fine, and AF works too. I took a few indoor shots at night and immediately noticed the difference in low light results compared to my 18-55mm kit lens. Due to the zoom and the focus range, I have found that to be a great walk-around lens but due to unsatisfactory low light results wasn't entirely happy.
Summary: I have used this lens for two years, on backpacking trips, vacations, ball games etc. Probably well over 10,000 pictures. It is a very nice lens and better that the stock lens that you would get with the camera. It is not the high end, but does a great job for the price and has held up under tough conditions. I am pleased with it.
Summary: I purchased this lens about two months ago for my Pentax kx. I took it to a recent trip to Cancun, use it on a couple indoor activities with friends, and to a visit to Cincinnati Butterfly Conservatory. So far, I am pleased with the results obtained, but I am still learning how to use it to its full potential. What I like so far: 1. The constant aperture helps with indoor activities and when trying to play with low DOF effects. 2.
Summary: This is a good overall lens...It is small and light enough for travel especially when you don't have space for multiple lenses...I have taken some excellent photos with this lens...Works well in situations when there isn't time or you just don't want to change lens to lens...For the money it is very good...
Summary: Intro I heard how sharp this lens was and wanted a backup to the beautiful, sharp,and well-built Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC model that I have. I am an advanced amateur and do shoot a few weddings, events, family portraits etc and I wanted a backup (or something I could consider a contender) of my workhorse should some mechanical mishap or accident happen.
Summary: Purchased this lens used recently and the first thing that I noticed was how small & light it is. Looking at the pictures in the computer even with direct comparisons with other lenses, it still amazes me that this is a f/2.8 lens. Mounted it on my D300s & it became even smaller! I literally could not feel the change of weight before & after I put it on. Bought the lens primarily for the purpose of a fast walk-around/travel lens & some macro.
Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) with Built-In AF Motor...FYI, It's a Macro lens
dina heidrich, Amazon
2 March 2013
Summary: I ordered it used as a cheaper alternative to use as a portrait lens since I have a 1.5 crop factor, and wanted to be able to take advantage of the potential to use the 2.8 aperture throughout the focal lengths. I had questions of the seller beforehand, which he was prompt in answering. However, neither the ad, nor incidentally, Tamron's rebate page mentioned that this is technically, a macro lens. I found that out when I saw the box. It's not a 1:1 macro, however.
Summary: This lens was bought after my wife had already bought and used a 50mm f/1.8 Nikkor, and while we love the pictures that come from the Nikkor we really needed something that would enable a little more range of use. This perfectly fit the bill and at a price we could both live with. The lens itself seems a little more bulky than it's Nikkon counterparts, but it feels sturdy which so far has been an acceptable trade-off.
Summary: I've had this lens for a while, but only recently did it get a real workout. I shot a wedding with it a few days ago, so now I feel as though I have the knowledge to give this lens a rating. First thing I noticed? AF is a little slow. I came from a Canon 5d mk II with 24-105mm f4 lens, which is a killer combo. This lens was seated on a Nikon D600.