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Tamron 28-200MM F/3.8-5.6 XR Aspherical (IF) Macro AF

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Review Date: Mar 31, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Sturdy construction, no lens slip, good colour and saturation. Great price
Cons:
Somewhat soft at times

I bought this lens about 6 months ago to accompany my s/h Canon 10D. I wanted an inexpensive walk about lens to go with my Canon f1.8 50mm fixed lens.

At first I thought the lens too soft but made more of an effort to hold the camera steady when shooting as I had been used to an IS lens on my Panasonic Lumix FZ-7. Results now are much better, especially since I have realised that this camera is quite well able to give very good results at ISO 400. Any softness responds very well to USM in post processing.

Colour and saturation are just right for me and look very natural.

Have a look at the recent shots taken at my daughter's recent 6th birthday party. They were all taken with this lens:

http://beta.myfamily.com/shares?aid=Rhyqlv_G4-o$

I see myself keeping this lens for quite a while yet.