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12-24-2018, 06:54 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by jawats Quote
I ended up paying about $30 for a used Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 - here: Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 AF XR Di LD Macro SP Lens Reviews - Tamron Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

Seemed like a good deal. Advertised as is, but really, haven't seen the issues with it yet (claimed too soft at wide open, which apparently is a "feature" of the lens). At any rate, I'll be testing it on cats and martial arts, and will let you know what comes of it.
Great find! Congratulations!

12-24-2018, 09:17 AM   #32
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Well, if it is in decent condition, you can't beat that deal at $30!! This is a highly-regarded lens. It is designed for 35mm film or a FF DSLR. So, no wide angle on APS-C DSLR bodies, which is ok if one has no interest in wider than 28mm. Few if any lenses are at their best wide open, so just getting good results here is good enough.
We shall see. I posted another thread yesterday indicating some issues with close softness.

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QuoteOriginally posted by erluko Quote
Great find! Congratulations!
It is! Or was. Close softness issues might make me question the purchase. See another thread of mine, if you're curious.

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