The Tamron SP AF28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon is one of the most compact and lightest in the history of fast zoom lenses. Thanks to the downsizing "XR" technology employed by Tamron the dramatic compactness that makes this lens one of the world's smallest and lightest is achieved. Its compactness makes it look and feel like an ordinary standard zoom lens, yet it still obtains the versatility that a fast constant maximum aperture offers.
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Disappointing experience with this lens.
from Yorktown, VA
About Me Photo Enthusiast
Comments about Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di with Built-in Motor for Nikon, With USA Warranty:
I tried very hard to love this lens after reading so many good reviews. I just couldn't though. Perhaps mine was from a bad batch but it was disappointing. The lens was slow to focus, and sometimes autofocus really struggled. The photos were never sharp whatever settings I used. I even tried removing the filter as a last resort. Portraits were nice if I consistently wanted the soft focus effect....I will say that Beach Camera has excellent customer service. Absolutely no problem returning the lens.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Solves Problems - Doesn't Create Them
from Philadelphia, PA
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
I shoot about 80 - 100 sports events a year, most played at night or in gymnasiums. Especially for basketball, I'd find my 80-200mm was difficult to use close to he basket, but my 50mm couldn't give me the images I needed farther away from the basket. This lens solves these problems for me. The focus is fast and surprisingly sharp. It handles the more poorly lit courts with ease. I love it so far.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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"What I expected and more"
from Oakland, Mi
The Tamron 28-75mm lens takes great pictures and is everything I expected and more. I use this lens for portraits, low light situations (the constant 2.8 apperature is the deal maker), and when I need a quick auto focus. I also use the Tamron 18-270mm lens, which is great for travel and all around use, but slow auto focus from about 150-270mm. and MANY times won't focus at all-especially in low light, causing me to miss many shots- switching to manual focus. I really appreciate the Tamron 28-75mm quick auto focus- especially in low light situations. (Hoping for a 18or24mm-85or100mm lens with a constant 2.8 and quick focus for under $1000.-- DREAM ON!)
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By Isaac Nines
Really like this lens. I know they dont really compare but since I've got this lens I hardly ever put the nikkor 70-300 VR on anymore. And if I do, I usually change back within minutes. This lens is much better than any kit lens that you might use and really shines in low light photography.