A&P Tamron 28-75 - Do I give in to that which I hate?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Wobistdu

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    Jared has pretty much convinced me to buy this. I love my primes more than anything, but it's tough to get moving objects :wtc:

    28-75 owners please chime in.
     
  2. Bob Loblaw

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    i had one, didnt like it
    focus was too noisy and slow, hunted in low light
    and wasn't very sharp, but that might have just been my copy
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    biggest reason i never wanted a tamron. but it appears when you do find a soft copy it's insanely sharp for the money
     
  4. tenplanescrashing

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    It's hit and miss, but the newer models are better than the older models. We owned 2 28-75's and they were nothing but great. Very sharp at both ends, wide open, and up until about f/8.

    People say it is slow to focus and is noisy...boo fucking hoo. The difference between this at $350 and the Nikon/Canon 24-70 @ $1500, yeah, I'll take a little "noise" and a little slower AF.

    And don't quote me on this, but I think there is an AF-S version of this lens out now too.
     
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    mine sucked.
     
  6. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i had 2 of them, the one i bought new was tack sharp. the old one i picked up used wasn't as sharp. only reason i got rid of the one i bought new was to get the 17-50 because 28 as the widest lens on a crop body is fail.
     
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    I just bought another copy. I had one that I bought for weddings. Didn't like it because it's too slow to focus in low light so I sold it. However, for studio work where I have to shoot a large number of products, it will be an ideal lens so I bought another one.
     
  8. 1992 240SX

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    What about the Sigma 24-70? I remember a second version of it was coming out when I was considering that range.
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    yeah i believe there is a newer version out for the 17-50 and 28-75... cuz they are now like $450 :wtc:
     
  10. Bob Loblaw

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    just get a nikon 24-70 f/2.8 G :mamoru:
     
  11. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    :werd: i think there's a hsm version out now, which should help a lot with focusing speed and noise. i had a copy of the old one and it wasn't much quieter than the 28-75 and my copy back focused like crazy.
     
  12. Wobistdu

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    i haven't invested in one of the trinity lenses yet, but i will buy the 70-200 or 80-200 before the 24-70.
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    if you are on a crop, get the 17-50
     
  17. Wobistdu

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    yeah it isn't that appealing at that price :mamoru:

    i'd have to try them both. my 35prime is manageable to the point i don't feel like i'm too tight on my d90. i feel i may regret not having the 50-75 range. plus i already have the tokina 11-16
     
  18. jared_IRL

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    I'm just gonna repeat what I emailed you, except in bullet point form...


    - It's HSM now. Focus is silent and the speed ain't bad.

    - You already have the 11-16mm. What will you miss more - 16-28 or 50-75? I'd rather have the long end.

    - Out of the 3 copies I bought, 2.5 of them would have been great. By 2.5, I mean that 1 out of the 5 wasn't sharper than my 50mm 1.8. (at f4) The other two are. It was still decently sharp, just not as sharp as the other two.

    - $450 vs $1800. Lets just remember what we're comparing this too. It has no other real competition. It destroys anything else that anyone would even consider entering into the ring.
     
  19. Wobistdu

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    i took your advice to heart. i'm 99.9% convinced just from what you said, but I need to wait a while to buy it. in the mean time, i can only talk about it on here :(
     
  20. jared_IRL

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    Yeah, I know. I just figured i'd throw what we talked about into the conversation here so others can toss some ideas around too.


    wtf did you get banned for?
     
  21. Wobistdu

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    racial slur in the main
     
  22. NYM3

    NYM3 Is this teal life or is it....fanta-sea?

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  23. Wobistdu

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    why the hate bro? it's the holidays :wtc:
     
  24. tenplanescrashing

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    Dude, you have ~33-34 posts per day, on average, since your signed up 5.5 years ago...Step away from the damn computer!

    Jared has some valid points, but take a look at your shooting style. For me, I sit more in the wide angle realm than the normal/telephoto so for me the 17-50 made a lot more sense (and the lens is fucking tits!). I'd like a normal zoom like the 28-75 again, but just don't "need" it right now.

    Tamron makes 2 great lenses...the 17-50 and the 28-75. Other than that, the rest are pretty soft and meh. Some backfocus, some aren't as sharp as others...while the backfocusing seems to be more of a tamron issue, getting a sharp copy or a non-sharp copy plagues all brands.
     
  25. Wobistdu

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    yeah i burn a lot of time at work on OT

    and points noted thx
     

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