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04-02-2008, 04:56 PM   #1
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tamron 28-200 macro

TAMRON 28-200mm F3.8-5.6 ASPHERICAL XR IF MACRO

Hey I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this lens. I have an opportunity to get this for pretty cheap, I was just wondering if I should even consider this lens. I've been looking for a budget super zoom and this fits right in my price range

04-02-2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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hey furby, welcome to the forum.

i picked up this lens from someone on the forum. i haven't used it much, but i noticed that there is a tendency for the autofocus to hunt. however the lens is surprisingly well built, no zoom creep and very solid. the zoom lock is also handy for storage. i plan to use it as a backup lens when on vacation.

there were some really good comments from Fred Miranda's site.
FM Reviews - AF 28-200MM F/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical (IF) Macro
04-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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This was the first lens I've ever mounted on k10D when I first purchased the body...

In my personal opinion, it is better lens than 18-250 (Tamron or Pentax), I actually sent Pentax back after few days, aside from being wider, really did not see the improvement over this lens for extra $359...

It is solidly built, sharp in average to good light, generally meters well with K10D. Here is the original post from way back:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/1350-k10d-tamron-28-200-xr-if.html

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