SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical


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Object Title SP AF28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical
Manufacturer Tamron
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Page Type Jan 25, 2007 / Jan 25, 2007
Object ID 2152
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Product Description

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 look and feel like an ordinary standard zoom lens, yet the versatility that a fast constant maximum aperture offers will definitely reshape your photographic horizons.


Lens Construction (Groups/Elements) 14/16
Angle of View 75°-32°
Type of Zooming Rotation
Diaphragm Blade Number 7
Minimum Aperture F/32
Minimum Focus Distance 0.33m (13") (entire zoom range)
Macro Magnification Ratio 1:3.9 (at 75mm)
Filter Diameter ø67
Weight 510g (18.0oz.)
Diameter x Length ø73mmx 92mm (2.9in x 3.6in)
Accessory Lens hood
Mount Canon AF, Sony/Maxxum AF, Nikon AF-D, Pentax/Samsung AF


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packet - Jan 25, 2007 6:36 pm - Voted 5/5

Tack sharp
This lens is one of my all time favorites. It's fairly light, tack sharp, and has a decent zoom range. The main problem is with mountaineering you tend to want either wide angle or telephoto, which this lens is neither. So, you end up taking multiple lenses with you on a trip. I usually take this lens up for summit day as it's decent all the way around and I'm not going to lug 3 lenses with me.

Overall this lens is up with the Canon L series as far as quality goes. Most of the images in my gallery were taken with this lens.

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