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Peter Kwok | profile | all galleries >> Lens Showcase >> Tamron 28-105 f2.8 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 | Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS | Canon 70-200 f4L | Canon 70-200 f4L IS | Canon 17-40 f4L | Food Photography with Canon EOS M Kit Lens | Tamron 28-105 f2.8 | Samyang 14mm f2.8 | Tamron 45mm F1.8 VC

Tamron 28-105 f2.8

Tamron SP AF 28-105mm f/2.8 LD Aspherical (IF)
I have this lens since 1997, as my all-in-one lens. It was much better than the consumer grade EOS zooms that I bought with my first AF SLR (EOS-620) back in 1987.
With D-SLR, we are more demanding now. At f2.8, it is only barely usable. At f4, it is acceptable. At 5.6 and beyond, it is pretty good, but not as sharp as Canon L lenses.
Although I rarely shoot at f2.8, it lets me see a bright viewfinder.

Its aperture motor failed in 2003. Tamron repaired it for free because of their 6-year warranty. They also cleaned and lubed it.
I have dropped the big (82mm) lens cap several times. When dropped on hard surfaces, it scatters into pieces, including two tiny springs, which are difficult to find. Once, I had to write Tamron to get replacements.

The first 2 photos are 100%. The remainings are 50% reduction. Please click the "original" link on each page to see it.
Grand Finale Golden Bauhinia Clinging to Mommy Good Luck Charm
Black & Red Flower Girls