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Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Hot

 
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4.2 (389)

Overview

 

Di: Digitally Integrated Design, is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras.

The most compact and lightest in the history of fast zoom lenses. Thanks to the revolutionary downsizing "XR" technology employed by Tamron in the development of high-power zoom lenses such as the 28-200mm and 28-300mm, the dramatic compactness that makes this lens the world's smallest and lightest is achieved. Its compactness makes it look and feel like an ordinary standard zoom lens, yet the versatility that a fast constant maximum aperture offers will definitely reshape your photographic horizons.

Optical/Mechanical Feature Key
Internal Focusing Aspherical Low Dispersion Extra Refractive Glass
SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)

 

Product Overview

Di: Digitally Integrated Design, is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characterisfeel like an ordinary standard zoom lens, yet the versatility that a fast constant maximum aperture offers will definitely reshape your photographic horizons.



Optical/Mechanical Feature Key
Internal Focusing Aspherical Low Dispersion Extra Refractive Glass
Model A09
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 14/16
Angle of View 75°-32°
Type of Zooming Rotation
Diaphragm Blade Number 7
Minimum Aperture F/32
Minimum Focus Distance 0.33m (13") (entire zoom range)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:3.9 (at 75mm)
Filter Diameter ø67
Weight 510g (18.0oz.)
Diameter x Length ø73mmx 92mm
(2.9in x 3.6in)
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Mount Canon AF, Sony/Maxxum AF, Nikon AF-D, Pentax/Samsung AF

Lens Specifications

Generic Lens Specifications

Lens Type Zoom
IS / VR / OS None
Min Focal Length (mm) 28
Max Focal Length (mm) 75
Number of Elements 16
Element Groups 14
Max Aperture 2.8
Minimum Aperture 32
Diaphragm Blades 7
Closest Focus Distance (m) 0.33
Maximum Magnification 1.3
Filter Type Screw In
Filter Diameter (mm) 67
Diameter at widest (mm) 73
Lens Length (mm) 92
Weight (g) 510

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Editor review

Tamron 28-75mm

Overall rating: 
 
3.5
Sharpness:
 
3.0
Build Quality:
 
3.0
AF Speed:
 
4.0
Value for Money:
 
4.0
Reviewed by lee
November 30, 2007
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The major downsides of this lens are it's ho-hum build quality and its lack of USM. Most people can probably live with the build quality given its excellent price but the lack of USM means slower, noisier autofocus which in discreet situations, can make all the difference. If you can look past these two disadvantages, it's really an excellent lens. It's fast, which means you will worry less about sufficient light, it's compact, which means you won't leave it at home and it's also optically very good.

Conclusions at a glance

Would you recommend this Item Yes
Pros Fast, Sharp, Good value
Cons Average build, no USM, Noisy
 
 


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Average user rating from: 389 user(s)

Overall rating: 
 
4.2
Sharpness:
 
4.3   (389)
Build Quality:
 
4.3   (389)
AF Speed:
 
4.2   (389)
Value for Money:
 
4.2   (389)
 
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Four Stars

Overall rating: 
 
4.0
Sharpness:
 
3.0
Build Quality:
 
4.0
AF Speed:
 
4.0
Value for Money:
 
5.0
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Background: I moved to a 6d (full-frame), from a t2i (aps-c), and needed to replace a bunch of lenses. I used a 50mm 1.4 on the t2i as my everyday lens, with a Tamron 17-50 for the wider shots. On the 6d, this lens is pretty good. Low-light performance is good, though there's noticeable vignetting in really low lighting. At 28mm there's noticeable distortion, but it goes away when it's a little tighter. I always shoot wide open, and sharpness seems fine for what I use it for: school events, family pictures, birthdays, etc. DoF is as expected, and bokeh is fine. Overall this is a solid performer and I've been happy with it.

 

Two Stars

Overall rating: 
 
2.3
Sharpness:
 
2.0
Build Quality:
 
3.0
AF Speed:
 
2.0
Value for Money:
 
2.0
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Reviewed on: March 15, 2015
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Love this lens. I spent months on the internet trying to decide on the best lens to purchase. This was to replace my 'kit' lens and to be my walking around lens. It fills the need perfectly. This was a replacement because the first one was defective (the mechanism was too tight and zoom was hard to turn) but my replacement was mailed out immediately so within two days I had a perfectly working lens. Thank you Amazon - could not be happier.

 

Solid lens for full-frame cameras

Overall rating: 
 
4.0
Sharpness:
 
4.0
Build Quality:
 
4.0
AF Speed:
 
4.0
Value for Money:
 
4.0
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did not have a good focus also most images turned out blurry .

 

Love this lens

Overall rating: 
 
4.5
Sharpness:
 
5.0
Build Quality:
 
4.0
AF Speed:
 
4.0
Value for Money:
 
5.0
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Reviewed on: March 11, 2015
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I have owned this lens since 2013 and I love it! I bought this after realizing the limitations of my 18-55mm kit lens on my Rebel t3. I wanted a zoom for the flexibility that it offers and at a fixed aperture. I researched lenses for a month before deciding to go with this one and I have been very pleased. I like the 28-75 focal length as it is pretty close to the 24-70 focal length of Canon's L series lens and both have the 2.8 aperture. Obviously the Canon 24-70 L is going to be a higher quality lens but I was surprised at the great picture quality of this Tamron lens for so much less money. I have found the lens to produce images with great color, contrast, beautiful bokeh and sharpness. I did notice some vignetting which seems more noticeable now that I have upgraded my camera to a full frame (6D). In the bright sunlight the vignetting is more noticeable but nothing too distracting. I usually crop in a little and its good. The focus isn't nearly as fast as Canon's L series but it isn't painfully slow like the Canon 50mm 1.8 either. Same with the noise, it makes some noise focusing but it hasn't ever bothered me or disrupted a photo. Overall I love this lens, it remains on my camera the majority of the time! I may in time upgrade to the 24-70 Canon L but right now I see no reason to do so as I am getting great results with this lens.

 

Amazing walk around lens!

Overall rating: 
 
5.0
Sharpness:
 
5.0
Build Quality:
 
5.0
AF Speed:
 
5.0
Value for Money:
 
5.0
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Great lens, for the money! Would buy again.

 
 
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