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28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF Lens for Nikon with BIM

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The most compact and lightest in the history of fast zoom lenses. Thanks to the revolutionary downsizing XR technology employed by Tamron in the development of high-power zoom lenses such as the 28-200mm and 28-300mm, the dramatic compactness that makes this lens the world's smallest and lightest is achieved. Its compactness makes it lo... read more

28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF Lens for Nikon with BIM

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF f/Nikon-D AF
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (13)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Consistent output (4)
  • Easily interchangeable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (5)
    • Night photography (3)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent Lense

    By Chris from Chi-Town

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Very Sharp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF f/Nikon-D AF:

      This is an great all around use lense. The things I like most about it is that it is very sharp and focuses fast. It is plenty wide enough on a full frame camera. I don't see a need for VC on the D700 considering it shoots at high ISOs with no noise.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Tamron SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Asphe

      By karthick

      from salt lake city

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Quick Focus
      • Sharp Focus
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Difficult to Clean

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF f/Nikon-D AF:

      I did a large number of tests, running these lenses through all apertures at 28mm, 50mm and 75mm, shooting several types of test target as well as "real world images" and evaluating images for sharpness, contrast, flare, distortion and chromatic aberration. Note that all test were done using a Canon EOS 20D digital SLR which has an APS-C sized sensor (ca. 22.5 x 15mm). I did not test the full frame performance of the lens using film or a full frame DSLR. Center performance would be expected to be the same, but performance at the edges of a 36mm wide frame would be expected to be slightly worse (lower sharpness and greater chromatic aberration) than that seen at the edges of a 22.5mm frame

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      4.0

      Portrait Goto Lense

      By Almostgem

      from Fort LAuderdale, FL

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Lightweight
      • Quick Focus
      • Sharp Focus

      Cons

      • Weak Casing

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF f/Nikon-D AF:

        I was originally using the Sigma 50-150 2.8 in the studio. It's a gorgeous lens if you have the room.
        The Tamron allows me to easily get full length shots without having to leave the studio (an exaggeration).The quality of the pictures is in line with any pro quality lens I've used, and the additional 22 mm at the wide end allows me to easily get full length shots. I switch off between the two when making street photographs, but usually lean more toward the Tamron. I also have the Tamron 90 2.8 macro, and 300 2.8, and the Tamron 180 3.5 macro (love this lense) all of which I heartily recommend.

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        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Walk round lens

        By NoDo

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Focus
        • Sharp Focus

        Cons

        • Lens Creep
        • Weak Casing

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF f/Nikon-D AF:

        This is a great lens. Ive been using it every day for the last 6 months almost daily. I have used it for everything from product photography to portraits and landscape. It is a sharp lens, focus is ok, kind of loud. Has a little lens creep too. Overall for the price you cant go wrong. I just recently upgraded to the Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 though and the difference in the two is not even comparable. If you dont have the coin to drop on a Nikon version then this is definantly the way to go. Better then the comparable Sigma version too.

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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Lens

        By hesterphoto21

        from Atlanta, Ga

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Quick Focus
        • Sharp Focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use

          Comments about Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF f/Nikon-D AF:

          This is a great lens. The only non-Nikon lens I use.
          Can not find a reason to replace it. Works perfectly on my full frame D3 as well as my smaller D200.

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          5.0

          awesome lens

          By shelby

          from Greenville, SC

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Sharp Focus

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Night Photography
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF f/Nikon-D AF:

            really love how this lens gives me the ability to shoot in low light with great results.

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            5.0

            nice lens

            By Sic1

            from Naperville, illinois

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Pros

            • Sharp Focus

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Portraits
              • Professional Work

              Comments about Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF f/Nikon-D AF:

              Nice lens for the money...sharp!

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              (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect every day lens - indoor and out!

              By ~K

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fast
              • Quiet
              • Sharp Focus

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back-Up
                • General Use
                • Indoor use
                • Sports
                • Upgrade

                Comments about Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF f/Nikon-D AF:

                I bought this lens for my D50 to replace the 18-55 kit lens and could not be happier. F2.8 through the entire zoom range allows me to shoot faster and get the low light shots that the kit lens had troubles with. The lens is built solid and is heavy enough to let you know it is good enough for the professionals, [...]. Step down to F4 and your pictures are sharper than a Nikon. Plus, if you still shoot film, it will work on all Nikon film cameras.The only things to note on the not so good side are that if you have a D40, it is manual focus only since it focuses through the little screwdriver connection. Also, the zoom ring is a bit of a long throw to get used to, but not a big issue at all. Finally, it is not a true wide angle lens on a DSLR, but it should be good enough in almost all circumstances. Compared to the 18-55 lens at 18mm, it is like taking a step 1 foot closer when shooting at 28mm on the Tamron.

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                (17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Worth looking at

                By David

                from Honolulu Hawaii

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Easy To Clean
                • Sharp Focus
                • Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Professional Work
                  • Upgrade

                  Comments about Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical IF f/Nikon-D AF:

                  [...]At f2.8 the world is my oyster. There's almost no indoor scene I cant hand hold, no street-light-lit alley I can't shoot in. However to get the most from this little gym, keep it at f4. Using my D200, this lens is razor sharp at f4....sharper than any shot I've taken with my Nikon 18-200 VRII (*cry). I was going to keep the 18-200 on the d200 full time, but when this 28-75 f2.8 proved its flexibility and quality on my D70, I just couldnt resist making this my night-time/walk-around lens. Get one, or at least try it out....you'll be amazed with how much more you can get for a few hundred dollars less....

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