Tamron 28-105mm, f 2.8 Anyone using one of these?

jimthistle73 15 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 1:03AM
I hate questions like this! Go google it is usually my untyped response.
However.......... I'd be grateful for any replies from anyone using this lens.

Needless to say, I have checked the net for reviews and am still none the wiser, really. Some laud it to the high heavens whilst others call it a "dog of a lens".

I have a Nikon 17-55mm, f2.8 and a Nikon 80-200mm, f2.8 and really want something to fill the gap beteween the two. It might not get much pro use - more likely it would spend its time attatched to my film cameras as a walkabout.

Any opinions much appreciated.


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jimthistle73 15 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 10:58AM
Just bumping this up in the hope someone owns one of these lenses Smile
fauxtography 14 6.6k 36
26 Jun 2007 11:07AM
There's a few user views here
jimthistle73 15 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 11:35AM
Thanks Mark - I hadn't read that batch of reviews. Like other review pages, it seems to be a bit of a mixed bag! Might have to bite the bullet and save the pennies for something a bit pricier........
fauxtography 14 6.6k 36
26 Jun 2007 11:37AM
yeah they all seem to be a bit varied... Sad
jimthistle73 15 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 11:53AM
I had started looking at Nikon's 24-120mm VR job, but it's a 'G' lens and wouldn't work with my F90 film camera :-(

Might have to go for the older (and cheaper!) 24-120 non VR which has an apperture ring.
Z_Driver 14 5
6 Jul 2007 4:57AM
If you want a decent lens to fill in the gap between your 17-55 and 80-200 I would consider the Nikon 35-70 f/2.8.

It's an older style lens with a push/pull zoom. It is heavy and feels very solid. The picture "So Much for the Afterglow" in my profile was shot using the 35-70mm if you want to see an example (by no means am I looking for clicks; I'm just trying to show you an example). It was shot at 70mm @ f/11. I know a 418 X 600 pixel picture won't be a great indicator.

As for the Tamron 28-105 I do not have any experience with it. I did however see a used version in a camera store. I did get to hold the lens. It was very large (compared to the Nikon 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 I was going to replace) and felt very solid.
jimthistle73 15 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2007 5:09PM
Cheers Z - I'm a bit confused tho - I had a look at said pic, and the description says it was shot using a Siggy 10-20mm Wink

I'll go take a look at costs for comparison.
Z_Driver 14 5
13 Jul 2007 1:56AM
Jamie, sorry for the confusion. That shot was in fact done with the 35-70mm lens I had mentioned. I shoot so much with that Sigma 10-20 I must have entered it in as the lens without thinking.

A point of interest for the Nikon 35-70 is the zoom action is push/pull. I takes some time to get used to if you are not familiar with it.

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