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Tamron 28-75MM F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)

2875mm
Review Date: Aug 24, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Lightweight & amazingly sharp with good colour.
Cons:
Absolutely nothing

I have recently made the jump from the Canon 30D to the Canon 5D and was a bit stuck as to which lens to get for my weddings. I realised after getting the Canon 5D that a lot of lenses didn't fit like they did on the 30D which made it difficult to choose a suitable lens without it costing ther earth. I considered the L series canon lens - 24-70mm F2.8L but it was well over 600.00 and I wasn't sure about its size and weight - likewise with the Sigma equivalent there had been mixed reviews and onse I saw it and tried it at a shop I didn't like it at all - very bulky and the zoom ring was in a strange place on the lens. Then I found out about the Tamron equivalent and at well below 400 it seemed like a contender. I read some reviews and decided to go for it. This is a great lens. It's really sharp all the way through on my 5D - colour is great and even better - it's lightweight! F2.8 all the way through means that i'm not constantly fiddling with the controls on my camera (I use manual mode all the time) - I could not ask for a better lens. Don't hesitate - just buy one!