A&P is the tamron 28-105 f/2.8 any good

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  1. e.pie

    e.pie Active Member

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    there is one for sale for $265 I'm thinking about picking up :hs:
     
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    Not sure but in for "if it's good or not" answer.
     
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    fuuuuuu 82mm filters are expensive :o
     
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    from what i've heard, it's soft...
     
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    I just bought it

    $278 shipped from KEH, it was listed as a bargain lens, but KEH is always super conservative with their ratings

    I figure if it ends up being no so good I can just flip it for what I paid :o
     
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    also lol @ a 28-105 f/2.8 being heavy, of course a piece of glass like that is going to be heavy
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    you putting it on a full frame? that range would drive me nuts on a crop
     
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    crop :o

    it was either this or a tamron 28-75 f/2.8

    this was cheaper and has an extra 30mm on the long end :dunno:
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    have you tried a 17-50 or 17-55?
     
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    yes but then the next lens I have it the 100-400
     
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    28-75 is sharp

    but slow to focus
     
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    I don't shoot enough fast moving things often enough to justify spending 3x as much on a midrange L lens :o
     
  14. Wobistdu

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    what 28-75 do you have? i have the newer tamron 17-50 with the motor and it seems plenty fast
     
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    2.8 xr di

    shit hunts like fucking crazy and is slow as hell to focus, especially in low light.

    knowing that you also have teh tokina 11-16, what "better" lenses have you tried and compared the af speed too?

    i wouldn't classify the tokina fast either, but on a wide angle it isn't as big of a deal
     
  16. Bob Loblaw

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    my 28-75 was the same
    slow as balls to focus, and it would hunt all the time in everything except broad daylight
     
  17. Wobistdu

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    well out of my tokina, 35 1.8, 50 1.8, and 55-200 VR it's easily the fastest.

    the only comparison i have is with seeing heinz use is 24-70 and 70-200 2.8's, and they are obviously fast as hell
     
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    but I can take pictures of my family and sell them back to pay for it :hsugh:
     
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    just bought an 82mm CPL and P filter ring

    got a graduated ND filter kit while I was at it too since the one grad ND filter wasn't cutting it :o

    I'm gonna need another filter box :o
     
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    Tamron 70-200 is the same, but so sharp @ 2.8 and buttery bokeh, great lens for the $$$ if you don't need to catch fast moving stuff.
     
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    got it in the mail today, for $265 this lens seems like a damn good value if you can find one

    28mm 1600iso f/2.8 1/80th
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    creamy smooth bokeh and decent sharpness for being wide open

    50mm 1600iso f/2.8 1/160th
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    100% crop of the above
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    focus is pretty slow though, but mine doesn't seem to hunt at all
     
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    oh and KEH's bargain lenses are still in fantastic condition
     
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    :werd:

    That is what I have noticed with the 90mm macro too. Thank god that has a limit switch because when that bastard hunts the lens go out, lens comes back, and finally it may find it or get stuck in a loop of going out and in.
     

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