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Tamron 28-80MM F/3.5-5.6 Aspherical AF

Review Date: Oct 7, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Light, good build quality, pretty quick AF for price, bought it cheap used,works decent.
Soft seems out of focus. Noisy, sounds like an RC car servo. When focusing.

I just bought the lens yesterday, bought it used so I cannot complain much about it, the lens seems kinda soft. I also used this lens for a panoramic night shot and compared it with Canon's 18-55mm Kit lens and noticed at 100 percent crop on a light fixture there was a huge difference in sharpness attained by the Canon, the kit lens was alot shaper in detail, the tamron on the other hand was not. This may be due to this lens being used but even lighted shots seem a bit out of focus.

I still think this lens is a decent good quality lens for the price. I have seen them in a nice kit package with another 75-300 zoom lens for under 200 dollars, I think that would be a great deal for a new photographer. I have shot with that lens also and for the price it produces excellent quality pictures very sharp but a tad bit slow.