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Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 XR Di Zoom AF

28-75mm
Review Date: Apr 9, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $300.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: VALUE! for about $300, no other manufacture can touch this lens. Very light compared to oher lenses in the focus range and f/2.8.
Cons:
Huge auto-focus problems-- it is slow and I find that when focusing more than about 30 feet away, the focus is always off (wide open). My copy also has an issue with the sensor that measures focal length not working, so it really messes with autozooming flashes. (I am sending it in for service).

I bought this lens after reading reviews and compairing it to sample images taken with the sigma and tonika similar lenses to find that the tamrom blew them away. Now for two years, I have been shooting actors in dark theaters wide open with this lens. This lens produces terrific sharp images, but the autofocus sucks.