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Tamron 28-105MM F/2.8 LD Aspherical (IF)

Review Date: May 19, 2005 Recommend? no | Price paid: $950.00 | Rating: 3 

Pros: Not many. POS!!! or Piece of CRAP!!! Great sharpness.
I bought this over the Nikon 28-70 due to price and its reach. Big mistake. fair focusing, but slow. Hard to focus in low light. Lens would not communicate with the camera often, so sent it in for repair. They changed the chip inside. Form there it fell apart. Literally!!! Picture this, your standing infront of a wedding coordinator. You sling your camera over your shoulder at the reception, and as you sling it over your shoulder the lens seperates body mount. Less then a year old and it was in repair three times. But this is where it gets good... Sent it back in for repair. Repair said it was my fault. They had no record of it ever being repaired. Faxed over the copies I had for the three repairs. Tamron said "thats nice" however you can still pay for the repair. Thats when i called the president of the company. Then it was fixed.

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G AF-S DX

Review Date: May 19, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,400.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: fantastic sharpness wide open, great color, I leave it on my D2X all of the time! Unless the 80-200 is on it. I didnt know how sharp it was till I shot decour handheld one day. I had a few minutes to shoot a whole room. I shot hand held and wide open to pick up the pinspots on the tables. The closeups almost make me forget my 85mm. I bought it to be my main lens and I am not disapointed! I only wonder why Canon doesnt have one like it???
Weight. Zoom is too tight, Size. $$