Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR AF Review Round-Up


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Photo Zone

The Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR (forgive me for using a shorter variant of the name …) proved to be a very good lens in the lab. The resolution figures are among the highest tested among the standard zoom lenses – the center resolution is generally excellent and the borders follow closely on very good to excellent levels. The distortions are very low as is the amount of vignetting and even CAs are very well under control. Nonetheless it should be mentioned that this is the 2nd tested sample of this lens and both showed centering defects – this is worrisome. The build quality of the lens is decent but nothing to rave about. If you can live with the rather odd zoom range within the APS-C scope the lens is worth a deeper look – assuming you can get a good sample. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

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SLR Gear

For the money, this lens has excellent optical qualities that rival at least one major (and much more expensive) lens in its category (the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8). The real question may be the longevity and fitness of the lens. Being made of mostly plastic, it will be a delight to carry for long stretches, but who knows how it might fair from a bit of knocking around. If you’re a pro, you may already know you need a pro lens that can take it; if you’re not as worried about where you may take it, then you may find yourself very pleasantly surprised by the performance of this lens, and pleased by the extra cash in your pocket. “¦ READ FULL REVIEW

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