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.
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.
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