(From Tamron lens literature)
This lens establishes a new benchmark as a standard lens, extending from a wide 28mm all the mode to 105mm telephoto, all with a fast constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. The use of four big diameter aspherical elements and three LD glass elements reduces various aberrations while minimizing the fall-off of light at the corners. Tamron’s Integrated-Focusing Cam system, Internal Focusing system and Triple-Cam zoom organization all combine to permit a body that at the 28mm zoom position is very compact, with excellent optical functioning. Likewise, a new Anti-Slip-Way machinery is incorporated for the showtime time.
Anti-Slip Mode-A new Tamron mechanism that prevents the lens butt from sliding outward under its own weight.
28-105mm f/2.8 LD Aspherical IF SP AF
Tamron 28-105mm f/2.8 LD Aspherical IF SP AF User Reviews
Dandy focal length range, sharp images, decent af performance.
big heavy lens, not AFS, no longer being made so accept care of them if you have 1!
This is an excellent portrait or party lens due to its fast aperture and excellent focal range.
It is a flake heavy but non annihilation I’d really complain about handling. I’ve heard of bug with the barrel extending due to gravity although I haven’t experienced it in my unit of measurement (my all-time friend though has).
That said, I’d recommend it without reservation to whatsoever lensman who wants to shoot in moderately close quarters and moderately depression lighting.
It’s just really too bad that Tamron nor whatever of the other lens vendors offered an updated equivalent.
reviewed April 25th, 2011 (purchased for $250)
9 out of ten points
by wesfoto (v reviews)
Swell Images, Fast, skillful zoom range
Heavy, Heavy, Heavy
This is one HUGE hunk of glass! Simply, what practise you lot look for a 105mm f/2.viii Total Frame lens? Its both long (when extended) and wide. Information technology is also quite heavy. It does focus slowly, which is more the norm for something this big and heavy (exactly how fast and potent do you expect your photographic camera’southward focusing motor to be be?) If you lot’re looking for a high quality, fast lens, this is a great option. If you’re looking for a “walk around” lens, wait elsewhere, this thing is closer to a bowling ball than a plume.
reviewed July 7th, 2008 (purchased for $275)
eight out of 10 points
by cjbowlsby (17 reviews)
Vivid, Beautiful BOKEH, Sharp precipitous sharp, zoom range
SIZE, speed of focus
I really similar this lens.
Beginning of all, information technology produces GORGEOUS pictures. Remarkable really. Nigh all of the focal lengths you’d always want for portraits. It’south bright and clear with beautiful bokeh. It’s a bit soft wide open on the wide end, simply from 40mm on, it’s really exceptional for an off-brand 2.8. When it’south stopped down to four.0, is fantastically sharp.
The autofocus is quite slow, I’ll admit, especially in low light on thelong stop. But it doesn’t really hunt. It knows what it’s focusing for, and gets in that location with decision and really startling accurateness.
On the downwardly side, it’south huge and ugly. I dislike the texturing (or more appropriately, lack thereof) on the zoom and focus rings. It feels slippery and cheap. The huge front element makes me very nervous. I haven’t constitute a lens hood for it, merely a high quality UV filter is an adaquate 2d option.
But at one-half the price of the catechism 24-105 ii.8L IS, with a usable extra terminate, it really is a bargain.
Highly recomended if you can accept the slow autofocus (and tin find one… information technology’south discontinued)
reviewed Dec 28th, 2006 (purchased for $650)
viii out of ten points
by mbunge (10 reviews)
very useful focal length
barrel extends a long means, too much plastic
This was my first lens when I upgraded to a Nikon F100. I did and then because the focal length covered a gap between my 20mm and my 80-200 zoom. I accept no complaints nearly its image quality; I always got proficient shots. When zooming to 105mm, the barrel will extend several inches. After using it for v years, I was a footling concerned about the “play” in the lens when it was fully extended. Also, the lens would sometimes extend on its own when I was carrying the camera on my shoulder. The autofocus is slower than Nikon’s silent moving ridge lenses–and much noisier.
Because of my immovability concerns and the tendency of the lens to extend itself, I concluded up buying a 28-70 Nikon zoom to supplant it.
reviewed December 13th, 2006 (purchased for $800)
8 out of 10 points
by rocketralph (three reviews)
Excellent zoom range for all effectually, Great with a wink
Weight, slow auto focus speed.
I had bought this lens primarily for use on vacation. A lens I could keep on the camera for all around touring. The zoom range works excellent with my 580EX flash. The biggest plus, F2.viii through the entire range, which makes it nice in low calorie-free conditions where a flash is non immune. There is slight color abnormality at 105mm @ F2.viii. This is a heavy lens and the weight is noticable. The antislip feature on the zoom ring is a dainty addition only I can encounter it equally a clothing office in time. I of my biggest negatives is the speed of the autofocus. Very slow and it seems to chase alot. Notwithstanding the diversity of this lens makes up for that.
reviewed April 24th, 2006