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

Review Date: Jun 22, 2009 Recommend? | Price paid: $375.00

Pros: Sharp, great color, quality build.
A little heavy

I had read lots of reviews on this lens befroe buying and was a little skeptical of it , but after weighing cost and all possibles, decided to give it a go. I purchased used. I'm thrilled with its performance, sharpness and richness of color and general quaility. Took it on my recent vacation to southern Utah and Colorado and really gave it a workout on landscapes, generally. I couldn't be more pleased with the results and can see no less picture quality than I'd previously gotten from my Canon L zooms. This lens is right up there.
I use mostly on tripod so the weight isn't a real factore with me. Buy this lensd with confidence. I see no oversoftness at 2.8, eighter, as I had read in reviews. Great lens!

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

Review Date: Jun 22, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $380.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Build quality, sharp and rich photos.
A little heavy and cumbersome.

I read a lot of reviews on this 28-105 Tamron befroe purchasing used. I think it was getting some bad press because of its size and weight, and perhaps its slioght softness at 2.8. The only time I normally use 2.8 is for a portrait and aren't they supposed to be a tad soft? I mean a super sharp lens may not heed a great portrait unless a young person is the subject.
I purchased the lens and three days later took it out West to southern Colorado and Utah to really give it a workout. I'd read that it was super once stopped down a bit.
Well, I'm here to brag on this lens ! I used it for tons of landscapes , mainly at f/11 and f/16 but also shot a few at f/8. I'm so pleased with the results ! Landscapes are sharp and rich , as are closer subjects. I have a Canon L now and have had another in the past. This lens takes a backseat to no lens , for my purposes. Pics are rich and show real quality , colors are amazing. I won't get into super tech comparisons but will say to buy this lens with no hesitation, especially if you're working a tripod and shoot stopped down a lot. I love it !!