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Tamron 28-300MM F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD VC AF

Review Date: Sep 19, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Lightweight, Good image quality, Price.
No IS (not to much suprise), difficult in low light conditions, build quality (too much plastic)

I found this lens to be a really good purchase, as I paid about $250 (52.000 HUF) for it. Its range is an ultimate positive, but as mostly in the cases of such lenses, this is why one buys it.
Althgouh I never had the chance to see other 28-300 products IRL i therefore say that this is a very light one (compared to the datasheet of the Canon's) and cheap. It is naturally a problem, that its not 2.8 :D but thats again not a suprise. I mostly have no problems with the AF, except in dark when the MF comes handy.
Talking about the MF/AF, i muss the Tokina solution for the MF switch (though many ppl dislike it), whereas the AF functions quite well, I've never really had problems with mis-focusing.
All in all: recommended.