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Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical [IF] Macro, reviewed by slickaj115

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slickaj115
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Dec 05, 2014 12:37 |  #1

I have had a canon and Nikon copy of this lens, and both have been fantastic. A very usable range and nice fast constant f stop. Sharpness is good at 2.8 and great by 3.5-4.0 onward. I usually shoot my portraits with this lens around f4.0 and results are great. Colors and contrast are very nice for the cost of this lens. Build quality is decent, not pro quality, but overall good. This lens does like to suck in dust when zooming, so dusty environments I would go with a different lens. I currently have one HUGE spec of dust on the inner element that really bugs me, but does not affect pictures at all. AF is noisy, but fast and accurate for my needs. Filter does not rotate during zooming and focusing, so CPL filters are good with this lens. The included hood looks nice on this lens and does its job. Fairly resistant to flare and ghosting, but not the best with sun in the image.

Overall, I give this lens an 8 / 10 for the price / performance. Highly recommended.


Nikon D300 / Nikon D70 / Nikon 18-70 3.5-4.5 / Nikon 35mm f1.8G / Nikon 50mm f1.8G / Nikon 70-210 f4 AF / Yongnuo 468ii
Previously had Canon 5dc / Canon 40d / Canon 60d / Canon 7d

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Andy ­ R
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Dec 05, 2014 14:35 |  #2

Agreed! I will probably never sell it, it is a rock solid performer! I really liked it on my past crops, but it really shines on full frame which is why I love it!

One thing to add is it is quite light in weight for an f/2.8 lens of this focal length...


5Dii ~ SL1
Rok 14mm ~ 24 STM ~ 24-70L f4 IS ~ 50 f1.8 STM ~ 70-200 f4 IS ~ 1.4xii & 2xii

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slickaj115
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Dec 05, 2014 16:51 as a reply to Andy R's post |  #3

Agreed!


Nikon D300 / Nikon D70 / Nikon 18-70 3.5-4.5 / Nikon 35mm f1.8G / Nikon 50mm f1.8G / Nikon 70-210 f4 AF / Yongnuo 468ii
Previously had Canon 5dc / Canon 40d / Canon 60d / Canon 7d

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Jan 03, 2015 21:53 |  #4

I've owned the 28-75mm for about five years now and I think it's a great value for what you get. The lens is plenty sharp for me and I really like the colors it produces. However, I occasionally get annoyed when the AF refuses to lock on to subjects. I think this mainly occurs in situations where the light is not great or the subject is backlit. Some of the AF problems are due to limitations with my Canon 5D's antiquated AF system, but I have a 5D3 on order and we'll see if this lens will perform better on an updated body. If not, I'll probably keep it but start thinking about upgrading to something better.


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burnet44
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May 28, 2015 11:34 |  #5

thanks for the review Im considering getting it in a trade


Canon 70D Gripped, Canon 1DII, 7D2 Canon gripped 70-200 2.8 ISM II, Canon 50 1.8, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Canon 400 5.6 on loan, Canon 1.4 TC, Canon 550 EX flash
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burb1972
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May 29, 2015 21:10 as a reply to burnet44's post |  #6

im selling mine, my 35$ 28-70 3.5 canon is just as sharp, obviously not at 2.8. used money to get 135L f2


mike parker
gear list 5dc, tamron 19-35, tamron 28-75, 50mm 1.8 mark 1, 28-70 3.5 canon(x2), 100 f/2 canon, 70-300 usm is, helios 44-2, vpk lens put into a m42 cap attached to a bellows, 430 ex

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burnet44
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May 30, 2015 00:17 |  #7

how much trade didnt go through


Canon 70D Gripped, Canon 1DII, 7D2 Canon gripped 70-200 2.8 ISM II, Canon 50 1.8, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Canon 400 5.6 on loan, Canon 1.4 TC, Canon 550 EX flash
C and C welcome, Brutality Encouraged, Help Always Welcome Editing OK
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aikijoe12
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Dec 07, 2015 15:07 |  #8

I wanted to get this lens as a replacement for my everyday (all purpose lens, which is the 18-55 lens kit from Canon). I have a Canon Rebel SL1, APS-c and was told that this lens is meant for a full frame camera.

Will I be able to use this on my camera and still get the wide angle that I normally shoot with like my current lens kit? Thank you for your advises.


JOE

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