A 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
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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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