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03-26-2008, 07:52 PM   #1
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Tamron 28-80mm $59

Am I missing something?
Tamron 28-80mm

Tamron 28-80mm is only $59?

Is it good?

I did search for it.

03-26-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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I don't know much about this lense, but looking at it, and the link, it looks like it's a 'kit' type lense for a film camera, so 60 bucks could be about right.
03-26-2008, 08:49 PM   #3
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A member of the forum called TourDeForce did a mini-review here of this lens; Third-Party Pentax Lens Review Database - AF 28-80mm F/3.5-5.6 Aspherical

03-27-2008, 01:08 AM   #4
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28-80 range is useless especially with that aperture range. I've got a Sigma of the same focal range and aperture, came with an MZ-50 body. Only benefit of it is that it can do 1:2 macro.

Don't bother with it.

03-27-2008, 08:44 AM   #5
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It came with my 300D...horrible lens...gave me ERR 99 all the time (that's the lens error aka..."the lens you have fitted is not going to function and is crashing your camera").

I gave it away to some guy on CL lol. If it's not metal, I'm not buying another Tamron...
03-27-2008, 09:38 AM   #6
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Horrible on your Canon, at least. The 99 isn't really uncommon with a little older lenses, or even unoriginal ones, even on a 40D.

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