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Tamron AF28-105mm f2.8 LD Aspherical [IF]
Old 04-17-2004, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have experience with this lens? I just bought a brand new one and am looking very forward to the 2.8 and the IF elements of this lens. Tell me what you like and don't like about it! This will be my first non-Nikkor lens.
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Re: Tamron AF28-105mm f2.8 LD Aspherical [IF]
Old 04-17-2004, 05:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its a great lens. I use that and its sister, the 70-210mm f2.8 on my Nikon almost exclusively (meaning always, unless I rent a 300mm). You should have no problems with it.

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Re: Tamron AF28-105mm f2.8 LD Aspherical [IF]
Old 04-17-2004, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Gosh, Barb, I don't know if I can talk to you anymore since you're not going to be buying Nikon glass. I'm shocked. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

On a serious note, I have read nothing but great things about the Tamron lenses (the professional grade ones anyway). I think you'll find it to be a wonderful lens and, of course, since Andy uses them, they must be good!

On the lighter side of life, how are you doing? I haven't had opportunity to just stop and send you a PM to say hi. I've been watching your work a lot lately and I really like how things are looking! I hope this note finds you in good health and good spirits! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I, too, hope to be posting some images soon. It has been a busy year for me and I think things are going to slow up a bit soon and I should also be buying a digital camera within the next couple of months or so! Watch out once I buy it because I'll be a posting fool (at least that's my hope). [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Have a great weekend!

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Re: Tamron AF28-105mm f2.8 LD Aspherical [IF]
Old 04-17-2004, 08:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Use these lenses at Photo 101 and quite frankly, I love em. Those I let use the Tamron demo lenses that I bring, buy em. I am personally waiting for Hackman to buy a Canon Mark II one of these days so I can buy his [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] Great lens imho.


Shot with Tamron 28-75 2.8 DI lens

Same here, same lens. God bless tamron. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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Re: Tamron AF28-105mm f2.8 LD Aspherical [IF]
Old 04-18-2004, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you Andy, Mike and Jason for responding. I'm so excited to get my lens. Should be here on Tuesday, and another nice benefit, in plenty of time for HTL.

Mike,

Hush your mouth about me buying only Nikon glass. LOL I'm going to be really broke if I keep that trend up. I think I've been searching for the one lens I can use almost exclusively, and was hoping this one may be it. With Andy saying it's what he uses almost all of the time, I feel good about this one.

As for how things are here, well THANK YOU for asking. I actually haven't been model shooting too much lately--too busy with the daily grind, but hope to get hold of an experienced model soon so I can truly work on my lighting and style more than teaching a model what to do for the camera. So far I've been too cheap to hire one. Glad to hear you're getting closer to getting yourself a digi. You'll be so glad you did once you make the leap. I expect to see LOTS of photos from you once that happens. I find myself often curious about what style you like...

Thanks for dropping me a "how're you doing." [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Take care,

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Re: Tamron AF28-105mm f2.8 LD Aspherical [IF]
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I Love mine...its a great lens
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Re: Tamron AF28-105mm f2.8 LD Aspherical [IF]
Old 04-18-2004, 03:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hello Barbara.

My primary lens is the Tamron 28-105 F2.8 lens. Almost everything in my portfolio is shot with that lens (My Portfolio). The lens is only one part of sharpness. Your cameras focusing ability is the other as I assume you are autofocusing. To get optimal results, I suggest using your center focus point only unless you have a highend digital. For me, the Fuji S2 doesn't focus as sharp when using the outer focus points. I found this out after trial and error.

Here is one more pic for you to look at sharpness.

 
 
Re: Tamron AF28-105mm f2.8 LD Aspherical [IF]
Old 04-18-2004, 05:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey Mark,

What a BEAUTIFUL image! Simply breathtaking! The sharpness and clarity are AMAZING. I'm shooting with a Nikon D1x. I have never noticed a sharpness or lack thereof based on which focal point I choose. Interesting. I use all of them fairly equally. Maybe I'll do a test. Thanks for the info-much appreciated. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Tamron AF28-105mm f2.8 LD Aspherical [IF]
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The D1X is a professional level digital so it might not have the focusing issues the Fuji S2 has. The D100 and S2 are based on the Nikon N80 body - a consumer grade body. The Nikkor 24-70 F2.8 lens is a sharper lens but for dollar value, the Tamron is indeed a good dollar value. One problem with the lens though is its an 82mm lens and if you use filters, they probably aren't that size. The other thing is its a LONG lens. When fully zoomed out it like a small telescope [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

On the brighter side, its a 28-105 so you get the extra focal length. Something you cannot get with the professional level Nikkor glass. Only the consumer glass is 28-105 (I think).

 
 
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Funny my hubby and I were just discussing the 82mm size of the lens. That's huge. LOL I bought a UV filter for it, for protection, but doubt I will use other filters on it.

So there are different grades of Nikon glass? I didn't realize that. I have a few Nikon lenses and am now wondering if I have consumer grade or pro grade, not that it really matters I guess.
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