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p.1 #1 · How fast is the old Tamron 28-105 f/2.8?


I run across the old Tamron 28-105 lenses from time to time. I've read that have a fair amount of weight to them. One thing I cannot find out is how fast the AF is on these lenses? I was hoping someone that used to own one or still owns one that's used it in some close action sequences could comment on this. Thanks.


Apr 08, 2013 at 07:56 PM
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p.1 #2 · How fast is the old Tamron 28-105 f/2.8?


The reviews are not just great on that lens or the 35-105mm either. They dont' seem to be too popular due to the softness at 2.8 either.


Apr 09, 2013 at 01:43 AM
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p.1 #3 · How fast is the old Tamron 28-105 f/2.8?


The 28-75 is really good.


Apr 09, 2013 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #4 · How fast is the old Tamron 28-105 f/2.8?


sonofjesse2010 wrote:
The reviews are not just great on that lens or the 35-105mm either. They dont' seem to be too popular due to the softness at 2.8 either.


I forgot about the softness on these. Thanks.



Apr 09, 2013 at 12:19 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · How fast is the old Tamron 28-105 f/2.8?


I don't think the AF is very fast, Tamron have only recently developed their PZD (their equivalent of USM), and even the PZD isn't as fast as the Canon USM

- the 28-105 doesn't use PZD

AF speed is quite adequate for non-demanding targets.

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Apr 09, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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p.1 #6 · How fast is the old Tamron 28-105 f/2.8?


Hi there,
the AF-speed of the Tamron 28-105/2.8 is on the slow side for sure, but I've seen worse AF-performance.
I'm using this lens from time to time because it's focal-length-range is so nice (exactly the same goes for my old copy of the Sigma 120-300/2.8).
It's not a great lens, only it's physical size is impressive. If you can find a mint example for a really good price, you could give it a try.
Here are two shots, taken a while ago at f/3.5 on a D700 at ISO3200:

Tamron 28-105/2.8 at f/3.5, D700, ISO3200, 1/500sec, cropped a bit, with some sharpening good enough for a fair sized news-paper-print


a ghosting-check ;-) same settings as above

Please excuse my weak English, Georg.



Apr 09, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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p.1 #7 · How fast is the old Tamron 28-105 f/2.8?


Get the 5-pin screw-driven 28-75mm f2.8: it's focusing mechanism is short and is blazing fast to lock focus. Did I mention its tack sharp and light? Skip the 7-pin built-in motor types from Tamron: they are unacceptable slow to focus (there are revisions on the built-in motor ones because they seem to feel like they choke to focus before they lock).


Apr 09, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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p.1 #8 · How fast is the old Tamron 28-105 f/2.8?


I've got the old screw-driven 28-75 as well and love it. Other than the Nikon 1.8 primes, it is about as good a dollar-for-value deal as exists in the Nikon world: fast, sharp, lovely colors, better-than-consumer build (not to say pro) and sell used for as little as $300. It is 85%-90% of the Nikon 28-70 for 1/3 the price.


Apr 09, 2013 at 06:46 PM





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