Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F

Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F
$499
28-75 mm
autofocus 2.7x zoom lens
f/2.8
fixed aperture
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor

reviewswhat are people saying

"It is amazing for the price how crisp and clear the images are with this lens. Beside the ability to work in lower light and create nice out of focus back grounds with the 2.8. This is a must for anyone shoot portraits on a budget. The macro feature on this lens is very good as well."

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"I've found this lens is extremely clear and am EXTREMELY satisfied with this product. The first lens I've purchased (other than the one that came with my Nikon) and I'm hooked!"

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"Focus is a little slow in low light."

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compatibilitywith digital cameras

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Nikon D3400 and Nikon D5600.

Nikon D3400
45.5 - 17.8°
horizontal angle of view
43-115mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Fixed aperture Fixed aperture Help
The same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Length Quite short Help
92 mm
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32
Diameter Small diameter Help
73 mm
Focus motor Silent focus motor Help
Silent and fast
Min focal length Great wide angle lens Help
28 mm

Cons

The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F vs other Digital camera lenses

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Prime lens Zoom lens Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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28 mm
Max focal length
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75 mm
Zoom range
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2.7x
Magnification
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1:3.9 (0.3)

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Nikon FX
Length
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92 mm
Diameter
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73 mm
Filter size
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67 mm
Weight
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0.5 kg

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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65.5°
Telephoto horizontal
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27°
Wide vertical
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46.4°
Telephoto vertical
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18.2°
Wide diagonal
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75.4°
Telephoto diagonal
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32.2°

Angle of view (On Nikon DX APS-C 1.5x crop cameras)

Wide horizontal
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45.7°
Telephoto horizontal
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17.9°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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31.5°
Telephoto vertical
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12°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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53.8°
Telephoto diagonal
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21.4°
above average above average

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DiscussionWhat do you think about the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Nikon F lens?

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Avatar for smooshchn smooshchn (0:57 PM, March 30, 2015)
Just bought the Tamron 28-75mm (2015-03-30) after much contemplation. This lens gives you absolute value for money. Best for phographer who have less to spend. i don't know why others have problem with this lens. The Macro ability cannot be overlooked it's good..Focus is a bit noisy but noisy that's not a problem. Focuses fast on my Nikon D600 even in low light. Best 24-80mm to buy on budget. You know how much the Nikon version cost. A bit soft on edge which is common. So i don't just shoot all wide open. Would recommend to a friend.
 
Ippie (6:12 AM, February 17, 2014)
I have just had this lens delivered and have tried it on my Nikon D600, It won't focus at all or take a picture unless I am in M or A mode, then it only allows me to adjust the shutter speed and manual focus, although it works very well on my wife's D 7000. focus's well , fast and takes a good sharp picture. I won't try to exchange it . I will keep it for the D7000. I am sick of getting the wrong info from People selling lenses, or just enough to convince people that, in this case the lens will work on the D600. When in fact it won't. I will keep looking for an honest review . wish me luck.
 
Ricardo (7:05 PM, August 04, 2013)
"This Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di Lens incorporates a motor built into the lens itself, which gives it the capability to autofocus with all Nikon DSLR cameras (including the D40 and D40x). In addition, with the motor built into the lens, focusing will be quieter and more responsive."


The lenses has an autofocus motor, and *will* autofocus on 1.5x crop cameras.