Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical Lens

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Very Portable, Weighing Only 8.4 Ounces

Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens Main ViewA standard zoom lens from a wide angle 28mm to a medium telephoto range of 80mm. The use of aspherical elements in the front group reduces the number of elements required, and the use of strong engineering plastic in the barrel makes the body a light 237g. Consequently, it is easy to carry The Tamron AF28-80mm f3.5-f5.6 is a standard aspherical zoom lens with a wide to medium telephoto range of 28-80mm, providing great range for nature and landscape photography or snapshots and home photography. By using aspherical elements in the front optical group, Tamron reduced the total number of elements required.


By using aspherical elements in the front group of the Tamron AF28-80 f/3.5-5.6, the number of elements is greatly reduced. The AF28-80 lens is very portable, weighing only 8.4 ounces.

This lens can take wide-angle shots when pulled back to 28mm or close-ups when zoomed out to 80mm.

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Lens styleZoom lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length28 80 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EFNikon F (FX), Pentax KAF and Sony Alpha  
Angle of view 75-30  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F3.5 - F5.6  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 6  
Total Elements 7  
Number of Groups 7  
Minimum focus distance 0.70 m (27.56")  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus Unknown  
Focusing method Extending front  
Focus notes screw drive for nikon mount  
Physical features
Overall weight237 g (0.52 lb)  
Lens diameter 72 mm (2.83")  
Overall length 70 mm (2.77")  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Zoom lock switch No  
Filter thread size 58 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar included No

Item Includes
Lens Hood

Another decent lens from Tamron, April 10, 2007

By Ump107 (NJ)

This review is from: Tamron AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Electronics)

I purchased this lens with my 35mm Rebel K2. A the time of this review I have shot 4 rolls of B&W film though it of Landscape and some action shots of people.

The lens has preformed admirably thus far. I have used it in both manual and auto focus modes both have resulted in good sharp photos. The included lens hood does a good job of preventing glare on the lens and the lens cap included with the lens can be removed with the hood on the lens.

The way the wide angle- zoom feature works seems odd in order to get this lens to act similar to a "prime" lens it makes some sense the lens is at it's shortest length a 50mm then lengthens when either going to 28mm or 80mm. Holding the camera and lens properly will prevent you from accidentally interfering with the focus ring in the auto focus mode. I prefer manual focus (old habits die hard) however when in auto focus the lens works well to quickly focus and allow the camera to shoot. This isn't a fast lens as far as maximum aperture is concerned but for the average user it will work well in most normal lighting situations.

If you are doing photography in lower light this lens may not work for you.

Over all the lese is good for a good price for about $50 this is a good lens for the average non-professional beginner / intermediate photographer

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