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tamron lenses - what's the verdict?

 
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Jun 05, 2007 15:09 |  #1

Curently have on my ebay watch list the following items:

TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di Macro For Canon AF

Tamron TAM SP AF28-75 F2.8 Di PEN A09 Lens

and

CANON ZOOM LENS EF 80 - 200 mm 1 : 28 L AUTO / MANUAL

And a couple of Sigmas which I know are recommended.

Now - what are these tamron lenses? Would they work with the 350D?

And what is this Auto/Manual on the canon lens?

Any advice would be great.

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Jun 05, 2007 16:48 |  #2

The first 2 are the same lens, but the one with "PEN" in the name might be for pentax. The tamron 28-75 is an excellent lens, and will definitely work on your camera. I don't know about the last lens, you could try doing a google search or just go to fredmiranda.com where they have an extensive review section. Photozone does extensive testing as well:
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Formerly: 80D, 7D, 300D, 5D, 5DM2, 20D, 50D, 1DM2, 17-55IS, 24-70/2.8, 28-135IS, 40/2.8, 50/1.8, 50/1.4, 70-200/4IS, 70-300IS, 70-200/2.8, 100 macro, 400/5.6, tammy 17-50 and 28-75, sigma 50 macro & 100-300

  
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Jun 05, 2007 16:54 |  #3

I have the Tamron 17-35 and it still surprises me. I would recommend certain tamrons in a heartbeat.

The 28-75/2.8 is great too!


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Jun 05, 2007 17:13 |  #4

Check out this thread on the tamron 28-75. I love mine, I bought it new from warehouseexpress an taken some great photos with it, (well I think so anyway!)

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=145586


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Jun 05, 2007 17:18 |  #5

A lens that will give you better focal lengths for your 350 would be the tamron 17-50/2.8. I love mine, just about as much as my L glass. It would give you a chance to get wider shots, particularly indoors.


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Jun 05, 2007 17:31 |  #6

i used to have the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 and would highly recommend it. if the 17-55 f/2.8 is anything like it, then that would be a great choice too for our crop sensors. i recently purchased the Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS because of the IS and wide angle. I love the focal range, and the IS makes everything so easy.

for the money, the tamron 28-75 is a great lens. Some have compared it to the Canon L 24-70 which costs 3 times more. The L is a little better, but definitely not 3 times better.


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Jun 05, 2007 17:36 as a reply to  @ frydryce's post |  #7

I own a Tammy 28-75 f2.8 and have been very pleased. If you get a sharp copy, you'll be very happy.


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Jun 05, 2007 17:44 |  #8

I have two Tamron's. the 28-75 and the 17-35. I love them both.

I actually bought my first dSLR right after playing with my friend's 300D & 28-75 attached. Its an awesome "all-around lens" for me. Price won't break your back either, I actually got mine for a really good deal off another POTN member.

The 17-35 I just got recently, but I'm already having a lot of fun with. Gives me a chance to get nice and close to my models... and my dog. Plus, at 17mm its got wider mouth than the Kit (and from your gearlist, it looks like you're in need of filling that spot.)


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Jun 05, 2007 18:46 |  #9

Thanks guys. Everybody has been on about the sigma 24-70 then someone else told me to have a look at the tamron 28-75 instead. So I did and found a few on ebay.

I agree that I need something wide as well. However - I'd rather pick up something wider than 17. Something that starts at around 10.

The PEN in one lens is a mistake from the seller, it turns out. The lens is a canon fit.

Anyway - thanks for the good reports. I did find the thread withpictures posted and was well impressed. I just wanted to make sure the actual lens I was looking at would work with my camera.

Again - thanks loads. Keep your fingers crossed.


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Jun 05, 2007 19:17 |  #10

OH dear. I think you may be watching my auction (Tamron 28-75). The lens was fine, took some sharp pics, but it wasn't wide enough for my uses. But, it takes good pictures


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Jun 05, 2007 19:19 |  #11

madhatter04 wrote in post #3327307 (external link)
OH dear. I think you may be watching my auction (Tamron 28-75). The lens was fine, took some sharp pics, but it wasn't wide enough for my uses. But, it takes good pictures


Wrong continent, dear. Wrong continent.

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Jun 06, 2007 15:24 |  #12

I agree with what everyone says reference the Tamron 28-75mm.

The second Tamron you have listed isn't for a Canon.

The Canon 80-200mm f/2.8 L came out in 1988 and was replaced in 1995 by the 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM. The Lens is supposedly a rare find these days, and is thought that it is almost impossible to find an excellent copy on ebay for a decent price. (quoted from Photozone.de/reviews.


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Jun 06, 2007 15:33 as a reply to  @ m3incorp's post |  #13

I, too, have the Tammy 28-75 2.8... It's a fantastic lens for price and optics... A great balance between the two... I'm sure the Tammy 17-55 2.8 is equally fantastic... If I had to do it over again, I might take the wider route and get the Tammy 17-55 2.8... I love my 28-75, but I sometimes feel it's not wide enough... I guess that's why I picked up the Tokie 12-24 f4 for all my ultra wide compositions...

Nonetheless, Tammy puts out a decent range of glass in the market... I would have no hesitations to recommend either the 28-75 or 17-55 to fellow photogs... Check mark a "positive" for me on Tammy lenses...

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Jun 06, 2007 16:47 |  #14

I would advise being a little careful about buying the tamron second hand, I think there are a few copies around that are a bit off. Check out the return policy and ensure it can go back even if there is no physical damage just below par image quality, (thats why I bought mine from warehouseexpress,(no affiliations))


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Jun 06, 2007 17:55 as a reply to  @ crispypie's post |  #15

The Canon 80-200 is most likely what's referred to as the "Magic Drainpipe". Excellent lens, great IQ. If you can get your hands on it, get it. The Auto/Manual would be the focus modes.


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