Tamron AF 28-105mm f/2.8 LD Aspherical (IF) Reviews

Aug 21st, 2006willax

Priced Paid
us$500

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
More than a year

Great for portraits -in fact stunning results.This lens gets a bad rap for being
used for purposes its not designed to.Don,t shoot distant wideangle landscape with this lens!!
Jul 2nd, 2007bahudda

Priced Paid
$415

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
Less than a year

I second the sentiment - this is an exceptional portrait lens! Even wide open it surpasses the Canon 85mm f1.8 in pure detail of resolution.

This is not a fast focusing lens and should not be used to capture action. However, when this lens locks on it produces an image so well defined that it takes your breath away. When I added the Canon system to my kit I asked two respected local professionals to recommend a standard zoom lens. One is a Canon user and the other Nikon. Both recommended this lens without any prompting and I am so glad I was able to find an excellent sample.

The price on these lenses are down as they are no longer manufactured. I got two from KEH and kept the one with the sharpest f2.8 IQ. If you have the patience and don't mind a weighty lens this lens will not disappoint you - if you can get your hands on a good sample.
Mar 17th, 2013mnboy

Priced Paid
$900 new

Product Understanding
Good

Time Owned
More than a year

I bought this lens in 2003 after asking a local wedding photog about how he liked his.. he loved it. It was his main lens for weddings and portraits. I bought one but mounted it on a Nikon D2H for sports. I take exception to the above poster's remarks about being a slow lens -- on my D2H this lens is fast with great results. I shot sports with it for seven years. My back up camera was a Nikon D70 with a 80-200 f/2.8, another great lens. I still own the Tamron and am planning on mounting it on my new Nikon D600. Very good, overlooked lens.

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