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07-24-2014, 08:59 AM   #1
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Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 AF XR Di LD Macro SP 28-75 Marketplace Listing

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Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 AF XR Di LD Macro SP 28-75

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Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 AF XR Di LD Macro SP with original front/rear caps, hood and box/papers.

Optically and physically in excellent condition. Listed as good condition, due to an minor issue with the aperture ring. When set to "A" there is a tiny bit of play. If touched to the left (counter-clockwise) camera doesn't read the aperture (F---) and camera will default to shooting at f/2.8. If set to the right (clockwise) if works fine. It's just something to be aware of while using the lens as it could shift to where it doesn't read the "A" setting if not paying attention to the F value read on the camera body. If you keep finger in the ring, to make sure it doesn't shift, than it is not an issue. Definitely strange, but something to be aware of. Update: I put a narrow rubber bracelet (think lens band that prevents zoom creep) around the ring and against the body of the lens and had not issues with losing the aperture reading since it kept it secure to the right and prevented it from shifting. A simple fix for a minor inconvenience for a great lens.

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07-24-2014, 10:53 AM   #2
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I'm a little confused. You mean that when you lock it in the "A" position you also have to make sure that you go a little further to make sure that the aperture value is read? Thanks
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Not exactly, it's tough to describe. Lock it in and you are good, you don't have to go further. But if you touch it, ever so slightly, and it shifts a fraction of a millimeter to the left (counter-clockwise), it doesn't read the aperture (F---). I just added a narrow rubber bracelet (think lens-band or rubber band) and it prevents it. Apparently the aperture ring is extremely sensitive. Sorry, it's difficult to describe.
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For anyone looking, this is a terrific lens for the money---I have one for Sony mount. It worked great on my A850 and now on my A7R. I know it's not the greatest FL for APSC, and the whole FF thing is a sore point around here....but still, terrific lens.

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