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07-06-2008, 07:14 AM   #1
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My Forgotten Tamron 28-75

With my recent DA* purchases my Tamron 28-75 has been negleted lately. This morning I went out and confirmed what I already knew. This is a very good lens for the price.

Any blur was caused by a slight breeze - look at the brick wall - sharp from corner to corner I think. Think it is still a keeper.

f2.8 , ISO 400 1/125, 75mm everthing very sharp IMHO

f.3.5, ISO 400, 1/125, 75mm - a resonable macro

100% crop of above

07-07-2008, 05:18 PM   #2
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That is the kind of results I was hoping to see from my first copy. anxiously waiting for the second copy. it should be here the end of next week.

Thanks for posting this.

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I guess there's a reason that it seems to be one of everyone's favorite wedding lenses.
07-07-2008, 07:52 PM   #4
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Yep, it's one of my favs too Dave. I just recently got the Sigma 17-70, I was thinking of getting rid of the 28-75, then I thought some more... the answer was "nah, constant aperture of 2.8, fairly sharp wide open, very sharp stopped down a bit and easy to manually focus...why would I do something so stupid?"

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Pound for's an unbeatable lens.

07-08-2008, 06:50 AM   #6
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I have often thought of selling my DA70....which I dearly love....and picking up this lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ll_coffee_lP Quote
Pound for's an unbeatable lens.

c[_] is quite light...

Anyone noticed whether it underexposes on their K10D (or any other Pentax digital)? On mine it seems to do so by 1/3-2/3 stop. Looking at Daacon's two shots, I'd say they're also a bit underexposed.

Apart from this (easily fixed) issue, I'm also very happy with mine. I waited 6 months to buy it, and it was a loooong wait.

Mise(sometimes it's better to pay full price and enjoy the lens NOW)rere
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Funny you mention weddings, I ordered one last week to use at a wedding. It just landed on my desk today, so I ran out after work and took a few test shots.

I'm extremely pleased...great lens for only $350 brand new. I'm pleased with the bokeh, it's a little less "smooth" than my 18-50 Sigma 2.8, definitely not as creamy as my J-9/85 but still very satisfying. Not jagged or nervous, for lack of a better description.

F8, 1/60 sec 28mm ISO100

F5.6, 1/90 sec 38mm ISO100

F2.8, 1/350 sec 28mm ISO100

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07-09-2008, 11:00 AM   #9
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
I have often thought of selling my DA70....which I dearly love....and picking up this lens.
no, no. the 70mm DA limited is very very good.
i have two lens. the tamron and 70mm. the tamron is a good lens, but the 70mm is better lens than the tamron. bokeh, sharp, colours, contrans, etc.....
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My lens underexposes by a tiny bit too. When using the lens I just adjust the image in PP to where I like it (^ exposure and saturation I like a bit more vibrancy). It's part of my workflow anyway and very easy to do.

I find the range perfect on this lens too. I rarely ever need anything below is wide end...and always find the long end about perfect for what I shoot.


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