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03-30-2008, 04:11 PM   #1
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Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD-IF

Howdee!!!
Has anyone had any experience with this lens?
Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD-IF sells for about $400.00 can

The Pentax one 16-50mm sells for about 900.00...a bit much for me right now.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dvdman45 Quote
Howdee!!!
Has anyone had any experience with this lens?
Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD-IF sells for about $400.00 can

The Pentax one 16-50mm sells for about 900.00...a bit much for me right now.

Presently
K10D
18-250mm pentax

Thanks
The two lenses are not comparable. 28mm on a dSLR is 42 mm equivalent field of view, a normal lens. 16mm on a dSLR is 24mm fov wide angle on digital. The two lenses do not do the same job.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dvdman45 Quote
Howdee!!!
Has anyone had any experience with this lens?
Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD-IF sells for about $400.00 can
LOL!!! yes, quite a few of us. You'll find it to be a much loved lens in these parts; hardly ever a negative thing said about it. Many think it to be the best bang for the buck. I higly recommend typing 28-75mm into an advanced search displayed by posts; the only problem may be finding too much as it's so widly discussed... Take a look in the Third-Party Lens Review Database as there's a few reviews of it. edit: actually, here's the link PentaxForums.com Third-Party Pentax Lens Review Database - Macro SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD

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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
LOL!!! yes, quite a few of us. You'll find it to be a much loved lens in these parts; hardly ever a negative thing said about it. Many think it to be the best bang for the buck. I higly recommend typing 28-75mm into an advanced search displayed by posts; the only problem may be finding too much as it's so widly discussed... Take a look in the Third-Party Lens Review Database as there's a few reviews of it. edit: actually, here's the link PentaxForums.com Third-Party Pentax Lens Review Database - Macro SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD

Did I get the wrong lens? I have read a few negatives about this lens in terms of manufacturing quality consistency elsewhere and was a little nervous about it.

So decided to get the Sigma 24-70 f2.8, EX DG. So my question, did a make a mistake, What are your opinions on the Sigma? Appreciate all comments.

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I bought the lens as a fast inbetween lens go use along with my Sigma 10-20, and Sigma 70-200 F2.8.

Spent a lot of time considering the trade offs between either of the sigmas (24-60 and 24-70 F2.8s) ended up with the tamron and no complaints.

WHile it does leave a gap between the 10-20, I fill this with my SMC FA-J 18-35. My basic pack out is now 4 lenses with some overlap on each lens.

3 points put me to the tamron, first is IQ, this lens is rated best in its class, second is the price, better than either sigma, and finally, I already had several special 67mm filters (polarizer and graduated ND filters for my 18-35) so I saved a lot on filters.

One thing to consider as well with this lens is that it is a great lens to have on your camera while out on a hike. It is moderately wide, moderately long, and can do 1:3 close up photography for flowers.
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hi
Notice you list the lens....what's been your experience....would you buy again?

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QuoteOriginally posted by dvdman45 Quote
hi
Notice you list the lens....what's been your experience....would you buy again?

Bill
I see no reason not to, but a caution to all reading this, the lenses you buy have to fit together into a system. What works for me, may not work for others. I have a 4 lens basic system, Sigma 10-20 EX DC F4-5.6, Pentax 18-35 FA-J F4-5.6, Tamron 28-75 Di F2.8, and Sigma APO 70-200 EX F2.8

All are good lenses and serve their functions well. The longer two are FAST which is a big benefit for my shooting.
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Lens is great.
It's my walk around lens when I don't need wide angle.
Not too bulky or heavy, good feel, FAAAAST autofocusing and very nice images.
Highly recommended from me.
I'm sure you'll find LOTS of sample images taken with this lens in this forum, and on photosig...

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Yes, a very beloved lens...
Here are some samples using the 28-75 Tamron F/2.8 lens.

QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline:
Here are some pics...These are as they came out of the camera with the 28-75 F/2.8 Tammy....










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QuoteOriginally posted by Outlaw Quote
Did I get the wrong lens? I have read a few negatives about this lens in terms of manufacturing quality consistency elsewhere and was a little nervous about it.
So decided to get the Sigma 24-70 f2.8, EX DG. So my question, did a make a mistake, What are your opinions on the Sigma? Appreciate all comments.
That's funny, as I recall to having read the Sigma to have more deviation in its reviews; or if they like the quality, they don't like the weight and size. I don't have experience with the lens. But I wouldn't say you made a mistake. If you have a good copy, it focuses accurately, in-focus areas provided you with sharpness that makes you happy, then no, you did not. From my experience with my Sigma 300mm, Sigma has a special place in my heart. I have a Sigma hat I wear all the time; if I had a Tamron hat, I'd probably wear the Sigma hat more.
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Here is a quote from another thread. This is the Sigma 24-70 F/2.8

QuoteOriginally posted by jgredline:
The latest lens that I have purchased to add to my collection is the Sigma 24-70 F/2.8 sample pics....I will need to to a proper comparison with my Tamron 28-75F/2.8 but so far I am liking the images put out by this beast...
My biggest and really only complaint is that it is slow to focus...Likely as was pointed out to me by Peter because it is turning allot of heavy glass...This is a beast...
All the exif is intact...ALL PICS WHERE SHOT HAND HELD



















03-30-2008, 08:27 PM   #12
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I have had it a month and absolutely highly recommend this lens, if this is a range you need in your bag. A perfect little carry round lens. Great lengths for portraits of the kids. And fast enough to be used indoors in lower light. I love flashless shots when I can get away with it, and this 2.8 works. It is pretty sharp wide open and I would say it comes very close to the look of my FA 50 1.4 which needs to get to F2/F2.8 to get sharp.

Works for close-ups of flowers too.




And a ISO 3200 shot of my daughter
I love my k100 and tamron 28-75


If you need 28-75mm and a constant Ap, this is a great choice for a very decent price...
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I was looking at getting a Tamron 28-75 XR Di f/2.8 ... as I already have the Tamron 90mm SP Macro (such a beatiful lens).

BUT.

I came across an offer for a Sigma 28-70 EX f/2.8 lens (here in Oz as well from a forum member) that was too tempting to refuse ... so I now have that in my posession.

With both Sigma and Tamron .. i have read mixed reviews ... like anything ... I think it is a case of luck of the draw really.

So far ... i think i have a good one ... albeit the Sigma is a fraction soft wide-open though ... the only slight qualm I have about it (but for the price I purchased it for ... it's not too bad).

I am still playing with the 28-70 ... it is stayed on my K10D for now ... i am yet to really test it. I need to do some weights though ... with the EF 530 DG Super and the 28-70mm attached ... I really need to brace myself ... my K10D looks small with these attached.
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thanx for knocking my socks off Guss! #1 makes want to just reach out and touch it.

Did everyone see the thread titled K2 Portrait? (taken w/the tammy)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
I have had it a month and absolutely highly recommend this lens, if this is a range you need in your bag. A perfect little carry round lens. Great lengths for portraits of the kids. And fast enough to be used indoors in lower light. I love flashless shots when I can get away with it, and this 2.8 works. It is pretty sharp wide open and I would say it comes very close to the look of my FA 50 1.4 which needs to get to F2/F2.8 to get sharp.
Nice pics! I would agree with the comment about the FA50. Since I got the Tamron, I haven't felt the need to use the 50mm. Then again its only been a week.
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