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Tamron SP AF 28-75 mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO

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Manufacturer Tamron
Model SP AF 28-75 mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) MACRO
Lens style Universal zoom
Focal length 28 - 75 mm
Maximum aperture f/2.8
Angle of view 75 - 32 o
Closest focusing distance 0.33 m
Maximum magnification 1:3.9
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Auto focus type
Lens Construction 16 elements / 14 groups
Filter diameter 67 mm
Macro Yes
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Pentax K
Dimensions 92 x 73 mm
Weight 510 g
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Average rating (17 owners reviews)
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4.43 Good
Owners reviews (17)
  1. Eric Maas
    Eric Maas 23 December 2013, 14:54
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    IP 94.210.x.x
    Owner since: more than 10 years
    Price: 350 Euro
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Feels plastic but build quality is great. At F 2,8 slightly soft on the edges but from F4 it's getting sharper. 28 mm. is not that wide nowadays.

    Pros: Focus to 33 cm. 2,8 from 28 to 75 mm. Light weigt and not too big.

    Summary: Looks plastic fantastic but after ten years of intens use it works still great. I use it on 35 mm and full frame digital for all sorts of asignments and my costumers are pleased with the results. I have this lens for ten years at a cost of 350 Euro so that is 35 Euro/year. I shot a great deal of work with it so the cost per picture is very little.For me its a real winner.

  2. Mirko Capuano Fotografia
    Mirko Capuano Fotografia 8 September 2013, 10:43
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    IP 151.75.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 320
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: Lot of plastics, some stiffness when zooming.

    Pros: One of best quality/price ratio lens ever tried before. Has just some vignetting at f/2.8 on FX and very minor pincushion distortion on FX. Very very good, also considering moderate price target.

    Summary: Construction could be better, but this is one of best examples of value for money.

  3. lensreporter
    lensreporter 4 January 2013, 19:30
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    IP 95.63.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 260€
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: the zoom-tube could be less sticky, AF slow, plastic-fantastic

    Pros: EXCELLENT imagequality, best walkaroundzoom (even better than Canon L 24-105 IS), fantastic prize-quality relacion

    Summary: A very nice walkaround-zoom for a really cheap prize, matches much more expensive lenses, really nice macro, good colours, clean - what you want more? This is the "real" Tamronlens, much better than the SP 17-35 and even better than the 17-50 f2.8. The plasticconstruccion is alright for the prize....

  4. baganec
    baganec 30 August 2012, 09:20
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    IP 144.36.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 250 EUR
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: poor build quality, not always precise AF

    Pros: sharp on all apertures, acceptable size for such fast aperture lense, price

    Summary: Very good lense for the price with great optical quality.

  5. Olli
    Olli 7 March 2011, 20:49
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    IP 217.253.x.x
    Owner since: 5 years
    Price: 299,- S
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: - bad quality control

    Pros: - great picture quality - excellent sharpness - fast AF - no chromatic aberration - warm and vivid colors - nice price

    Summary: very cheap and one of the best portrait lenses

  6. gippo
    gippo 24 February 2011, 00:35
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    IP 109.117.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 290E
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: it is not a nikon... sometimes the D700 misses exposure, especially with the internal flash. must often compensate, while with nikon lenses it is always on the spot.

    Pros: incredible for the price, lightweight. f2.8 is acceptable, f4 excellent. the best walkaround lens you can get for a D700.

    Summary: not a stellar performer, but a VERY useful lens. for the price, no ff shooter can do without. it allows shooting ff for almost the weight of a dx.

  7. stel
    stel 4 July 2010, 08:26
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    IP 78.158.x.x
    Owner since: 1 year
    Price: 300 euro
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: slight zoom creep, 24-75mm will be best, a bit slow focusing, opposite direction of zoom in-out (not like canon), No stabilazer.

    Pros: Prise, Good resolution, matching canon EF24-70mm in image and colors, Very sharp in f4-f8, Light 500 kgms, Good for Macro.

    Summary: I have been very worry abut buying this lensce, but consitering the price i when for it. I have very good pic with the lensce. Highly recommended.

  8. Gabriel
    Gabriel 20 April 2010, 18:23
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    IP 188.141.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: €310
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: AF is not blazingly fast but it isnt a big issue

    Pros: everithing else

    Summary: Its a fntastic lens for the money!!

  9. theone77
    theone77 25 March 2010, 19:10
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    IP 195.229.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 545 $
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Nothing i saw so far

    Pros: Sharpness in a good price.Same IQ to nikon but this one is cheaper

    Summary: i totally recommended this lens. Nothing can compare. i already try mostly all the same range in differrent brands

  10. Mike
    Mike 9 March 2010, 18:40
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    IP 69.159.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: $350
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: - Soft at 2.8 - ghosting at 2.8 - Flimsy feel of build (But I am comparing it to N's 16-35&70-200 II) - 28mm not "that wide" on full frame anymore. - Light weight (I like the feel of a substantial lens)

    Pros: - Screw drive version is very fast to focus and very accurate in all but dimmest light. - Really sharp at f/4-f/8 - Light weight (yes a pro too. A great back up/travel lens if you have pro gear).

    Summary: At $350 it's hard to tell f/4 from a Nikon pro zoom. I can tell, but cutomers can't. I consider this a straight f/4 lens. So $350 for a 28-75 f/4 is not bad. I would prefer it to be much shaper at 2.8, but can't complain for the price you pay. Micro contrast isn't as good as Nikon's 24-70 and doesn't quite resolve fine detail the way the pro glass does, but again, it's extremely usable and it's cheap. I wouldn't reccomend it for heavy use, but to have a light, cheap 2.8 in your bag, you can't beat this. It performs just about the same as the Sigma 24-70 HSM, but for half the price. As the saying goes, it's 9/10 the optical quality of the Nikon version, but at 1/5 the price.

  11. 5hogun
    5hogun 26 February 2010, 01:29
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    IP 131.172.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 300.
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: It's slightly soft at f2.8 than the L-equivalent. Its auto-focus is a little noisy and slow. The way it is built is a little plastic. 28mm is not very wide on APSC but quite good on FF.

    Pros: Sharper (eye-cuttingly so) than the L-equivalent once stopped down slightly, to say f4-f5.6 before diffraction effects creep in. It's super light for such a fast lens and super cheap.

    Summary: The pros of this lens easily compensate for its shortcomings. The lens, after some experience, is more than capable of producing excellent shots for a fraction of the price.

  12. rovowen
    rovowen 9 February 2010, 23:50
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    IP 24.14.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: $300+ US
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: If you want to pick on the build quality. Tends to be slow focusing

    Pros: Fast lens , compact, price.

    Summary: Shot bands even high school in-door sports. If you can only afford this lens, you will not be disappointed. Love mine and still us it.

  13. chuckov
    chuckov 6 February 2010, 08:45
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    IP 24.45.x.x
    Owner since: 6 months
    Price: 400
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: The inner focusing tube wobbles - makes one feels uncomfortable, though the subpar construction does not seem to affect performance. No stablization.

    Pros: Good resolution, matching that of prime lenses at optimal apertures of f5.6-f8.0. Not overly large.

    Summary: Good and much smaller and cheaper alternative for full-frame camera - Been using it on a Canon 5D.

  14. t
    t 3 February 2010, 08:34
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    IP 203.185.x.x
    Owner since:
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    User profile: Amateur

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  15. dr_obrien
    dr_obrien 30 January 2010, 14:08
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    IP 99.172.x.x
    Owner since: 3 years
    Price: $375
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Very slight zoom creep. Mild softness at f2.8

    Pros: Very good image quality f4 through f8. Full frame or APS-C. Zoom lock.

    Summary: Outstanding value when considering price to performance.

  16. TOM
    TOM 27 January 2010, 16:00
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    IP 195.28.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 300 Euro
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Could be sharper at the long end @ f 2.8 (from 60-75mm) Vignetting clearly visible, even when stopped down to 5.6 AF not as fast as ASF Nikkors (not that slow either)

    Pros: Fantastic sharpness/contrast across the frame. Matches or even outmatches much more expensive pro lenses. Natural color rendition

    Summary: I'm excited by the performance of this small and light Tamron (BIM-Version) on my Nikon D700. It's a bit too soft at the long end wide open but things improve rapidly by stopping down to 3.5. From f4 onwards the lens is amazingly sharp across the entire frame. Strangely it doesn't perform that well on my Nikon D90.

  17. bugsier
    bugsier 9 August 2009, 14:29
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    IP 91.62.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 350 €
    User profile: Professional

    Cons: A bit soft at the long end (65-75mm) at f2.8 in my case, not extremely fast when autofocusing (=not for the "sport-" or "wildlife"-shooter, but more than good enough for everyone else), not weather sealed (but cannot be expected at this price tag),

    Pros: Very good optical quality on EF and EF-S mount, very cheap lens, f2.8 over the whole zoom range, good built-quality.

    Summary: Worth every penny. A very cheap alternative with impressive optical quality to some expensive Canon lenses. Highly recommended.

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