Tamron 28-75 2.8 Lets See It's Versatility!

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I was going for a bike ride around downtown Savannah and wanted to take a variety of pics, but travel light, so I mounted my Tammy 28-75 2.8 and pedalled away. At under $500 this lens is a steal. Show us some of yours. Here are mine.
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Here's one. I don't think I have the best copy of this lens though. Not real sharp in the corners, even at F8. Its a great travel lens though.


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Nice colors Jeff and the splashing water is good. Did you sharpen in PP? The SLRGear review said you need to to bring it up to Nikon quality.
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I don't have this lens anymore since I got the 17-55 but here is one of my favorites...

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Hi,
I shot this pic in July 2007 with the Tamron.


The Ice Queen

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Best Submission July 2007
Nikonians Assingment: "Silhouette"
(tied first place)


I had bad luck with the Tamron QC, I returned the first two copies of this lens because they were optically really bad (decentered element?). The third one was sharp and had nice boke, but front focused so badly that it was usable only when using manual focus. I got so bored that I traded it to a Nikkor AFS 28-70/2.8.

I won't touch another Tamron lens. Ever.
 
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I'm a big fan and proponent of the Tamron 28-75, but a good percentage of them (30-40%?) seem to come from the factory in serious need of proper calibration.
Tamron Service does a nice job properly calibrating the lens when you send it in, but it takes about 5 weeks in the U.S.
Still, for me, the end result is worth the bother. An inexpensive lens with great image output.
Now if this were happening to my 4.5x more expensive Nikon 24-70, I'd be a bit peeved.
 
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The Tamron building is about 5 minutes from where I live... Too bad I wont own one.. Although.. Nikon is about 10 minutes away... Best of both worlds..

P.S. Sigma is about 20 minutes away come to think of it.
 
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I'm very happy with mine, I bought it used, the owner had babied it, and I figured if he'd had it for two years there would be no issues, and I was right - its spot on.

Focusing is very fast and accurate on my D700, if I want to get a sharp eye, I get a sharp eye, not a sharp nose or ear :)
 
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My wife Julie journaling. Nice colors.

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Nice image Peter. Mine seems to work fine. I guess they have quality control issues.
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I'm a big fan and proponent of the Tamron 28-75, but a good percentage of them (30-40%?) seem to come from the factory in serious need of proper calibration.
Tamron Service does a nice job properly calibrating the lens when you send it in, but it takes about 5 weeks in the U.S.
Still, for me, the end result is worth the bother. An inexpensive lens with great image output.
Now if this were happening to my 4.5x more expensive Nikon 24-70, I'd be a bit peeved.

Something to keep in mind.
Fred
 
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I'm very happy with mine, I bought it used, the owner had babied it, and I figured if he'd had it for two years there would be no issues, and I was right - its spot on.

Focusing is very fast and accurate on my D700, if I want to get a sharp eye, I get a sharp eye, not a sharp nose or ear :)

This has also been my experience.
Fred
 
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My wife Julie journaling. Nice colors.

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Very nice!
And how do you like the 17-35 as a compliment?
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Here's one...

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