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Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD Lens (Sony E-Mount Fit) = £599 @ CameraWorld
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Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 Di III RXD Lens (Sony E-Mount Fit) = £599 @ CameraWorld

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Posted 23rd Dec 2019Edited by:"TK42"

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  • Excellent optical performance, including both outstanding image quality and beautiful background blur effects (bokeh)
  • Ideal for all types of photography, from portraits to landscapes to street
  • All-new “RXD” stepping motor AF unit is near-silent, making it perfect for video work too
  • Comfortably lightweight (550g) and compact (117.8mm)
  • Close-focusing; Minimum Object Distance: 0.19m at wide-angle setting and 0.39m at the telephoto position
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating for weather protection
  • For Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras (both full-frame and APS-C)

£599

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Best value lens on the system for performance to price ratio
sparklehedgehog23/12/2019 13:19

Best value lens on the system for performance to price ratio


For full frame only? Or do you think that applies for APS-C as well?
Mike_HUKD23/12/2019 14:08

For full frame only? Or do you think that applies for APS-C as well?


It’ll be even better on apsc as you’ll be using the sharpest portion of the lens too (even though it’s silly sharp right across the full frame pic)
Mike_HUKD23/12/2019 14:08

For full frame only? Or do you think that applies for APS-C as well?


Such a nice weight, quality feel, bright f2.8 across the full zoom
sparklehedgehog23/12/2019 14:12

It’ll be even better on apsc as you’ll be using the sharpest portion of the …It’ll be even better on apsc as you’ll be using the sharpest portion of the lens too (even though it’s silly sharp right across the full frame pic)

Hmm, not so sure on this. Disclaimer - obviously I don't own it, but from reviews it seems it's less sharp at the corners on APS-C, something to do with larger image circles. Still good though, but just not quite as good as when used with FF. Also 42-112mm on APS-C (35mm equiv) which is a less useful range than the full frame 28-75mm, which already lacks a bit on the wide end.

Full Frame - inexpensive lens offering a good focal range, very sharp images, good constant aperture and relatively compact - recommended.

APS-C - mid-range pricing with a questionable focal range, sharp images, good constant aperture and is mid-sized for a zoom - maybe.
Edited by: "Mike_HUKD" 23rd Dec 2019
Bought this lens a few weeks ago, had a quick play so far and seems pretty sahrp on the A7. I managed to pick it up for 604 with a UV filter and a polarizing filter!
Mike_HUKD23/12/2019 15:12

Hmm, not so sure on this. Disclaimer - obviously I don't own it, but from …Hmm, not so sure on this. Disclaimer - obviously I don't own it, but from reviews it seems it's less sharp at the corners on APS-C, something to do with larger image circles. Still good though, but just not quite as good as when used with FF. Also 42-112mm on APS-C (35mm equiv) which is a less useful range than the full frame 28-75mm, which already lacks a bit on the wide end. Full Frame - inexpensive lens offering a good focal range, very sharp images, good constant aperture and relatively compact - recommended. APS-C - mid-range pricing with a questionable focal range, sharp images, good constant aperture and is mid-sized for a zoom - maybe.


If you’re using a full frame lens (which this is!) on an aps c camera you’re using less of the glass, the centre portion, which in general on most lenses is sharper than in the corners.

A full frame lens on a full frame camera will see a variation in sharpness in corners compared to the centre due to the extremities of the glass curve etc.

In the scenario you mentioned it cannot be possible to be less sharp at the corners when using a full frame (known to be tack sharp) lens on an aps c camera. It’s just not. Please research more before stating things like that.
Mike_HUKD23/12/2019 15:12

Hmm, not so sure on this. Disclaimer - obviously I don't own it, but from …Hmm, not so sure on this. Disclaimer - obviously I don't own it, but from reviews it seems it's less sharp at the corners on APS-C, something to do with larger image circles. Still good though, but just not quite as good as when used with FF. Also 42-112mm on APS-C (35mm equiv) which is a less useful range than the full frame 28-75mm, which already lacks a bit on the wide end. Full Frame - inexpensive lens offering a good focal range, very sharp images, good constant aperture and relatively compact - recommended. APS-C - mid-range pricing with a questionable focal range, sharp images, good constant aperture and is mid-sized for a zoom - maybe.


The focal range but is true and is down to personal taste
sparklehedgehog23/12/2019 15:34

If you’re using a full frame lens (which this is!) on an aps c camera y …If you’re using a full frame lens (which this is!) on an aps c camera you’re using less of the glass, the centre portion, which in general on most lenses is sharper than in the corners.A full frame lens on a full frame camera will see a variation in sharpness in corners compared to the centre due to the extremities of the glass curve etc. In the scenario you mentioned it cannot be possible to be less sharp at the corners when using a full frame (known to be tack sharp) lens on an aps c camera. It’s just not. Please research more before stating things like that.


On the one hand we have your opinion. On the other hand we have the professional testing of people like Chris Frost.

Vignetting and distortion are a non-issue when using FF lens on APS-C sensor. Sharpness can be.

FF corner sharpness 28mm f2.8
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APS-C corner sharpness 28mm f2.8
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sparklehedgehog23/12/2019 15:35

The focal range but is true and is down to personal taste


Yes the thing I said about focal range was true, as was the thing I said about relative price, relative size and sharpness. It's almost like I was giving an honest assessment with no incentive to be dishonest...
This is total horlicks
No point using a full frame lens on a crop body. Much better off getting the 16-70mm f4 zeiss sony, unless you have full frame bodies or are going to upgrade.
Curry are selling sony a7 with 28 70mm sony lenses f3.6 for £739 so for extra £140 you getting ff body unless I'm missing something that seems a much better buy?
peterstyles7523/12/2019 16:32

Curry are selling sony a7 with 28 70mm sony lenses f3.6 for £739 so for …Curry are selling sony a7 with 28 70mm sony lenses f3.6 for £739 so for extra £140 you getting ff body unless I'm missing something that seems a much better buy?


To be fair, that’s an ancient camera with a kit lens. Not really comparable.
Despite the usual ‘banter’! This is actually a pretty interesting thread (I don’t own a sony ILC or FF)
Solid lens and solid company to deal with been buying my camera gear here for the last 6 years. They're real down to earth knowledgeable people.
sparklehedgehog23/12/2019 16:12

This is total horlicks


Do have any links to back this up? Not trying to argue, genuinely interested. It's just that I used to think that FF lenses on crop bodies would be sharper like you said, due to using only the centre (generally sharper) part of the image circle. I've seen a lot videos though saying the opposite regarding sharpness e.g. the one linked below. Most of them have carried out tests which appear to back up their claims. Obviously it seems counterintuitive. Just wondered if you had any testing that proves the opposite. I've got quite a few crop lenses and although I won't be getting a full frame camera for at least a year, if I bought another lens it would probably FF so I could use it when I upgrade.
Edited by: "churchreg" 23rd Dec 2019
peterstyles7523/12/2019 16:32

Curry are selling sony a7 with 28 70mm sony lenses f3.6 for £739 so for …Curry are selling sony a7 with 28 70mm sony lenses f3.6 for £739 so for extra £140 you getting ff body unless I'm missing something that seems a much better buy?


Where do we start? The body has no in body stabilisation, focus is dog slow comparatively, dual memory card slots, 4K video recording..... etc
peterstyles7523/12/2019 16:32

Curry are selling sony a7 with 28 70mm sony lenses f3.6 for £739 so for …Curry are selling sony a7 with 28 70mm sony lenses f3.6 for £739 so for extra £140 you getting ff body unless I'm missing something that seems a much better buy?


Yep, you're missing something.

This deal is for a quality constant f2.8 zoom lens, you're quoting the oldest body in the A7 range plus a £150 kit lens...
peterstyles7523/12/2019 16:32

Curry are selling sony a7 with 28 70mm sony lenses f3.6 for £739 so for …Curry are selling sony a7 with 28 70mm sony lenses f3.6 for £739 so for extra £140 you getting ff body unless I'm missing something that seems a much better buy?



You really cannot compare that kit lens with its variable aperture to this lens.
Also, this lens is £559 at e-Infinity but HUKD won't let you post that deal.
MJStreak23/12/2019 20:59

Also, this lens is £559 at e-Infinity but HUKD won't let you post that …Also, this lens is £559 at e-Infinity but HUKD won't let you post that deal.



I usually buy grey import from E-Infinity, but in this case I think £40 is a small price to pay for UK stock with 5yr warranty over the import.
MJStreak23/12/2019 20:59

Also, this lens is £559 at e-Infinity but HUKD won't let you post that …Also, this lens is £559 at e-Infinity but HUKD won't let you post that deal.


Grey import, only 12 month warranty with e-infinity instead of the standard 5 year Warranty from Tamron.
Apologies, I presumed Cameraworld was Grey import at that price! Never heard of them, but cracking UK price if that's the case
I presume this lens is a perfect replacement for the slow to focus 50mm 1.8 and the 18-70 kit lens then?
TK4223/12/2019 21:26

Grey import, only 12 month warranty with e-infinity instead of the …Grey import, only 12 month warranty with e-infinity instead of the standard 5 year Warranty from Tamron.


If Camera World were selling it with a 1 year warranty for £559 and an optional add-on of 4 years warranty for £40, I suspect most people wouldn't pay the warranty add-on. Just like most people don't at Currys and those types of stores.
MJStreak23/12/2019 21:27

Apologies, I presumed Cameraworld was Grey import at that price! Never …Apologies, I presumed Cameraworld was Grey import at that price! Never heard of them, but cracking UK price if that's the case


No probs. CameraWorld are a genuine uk retailer. Some info from their website..

“All our stock is supplied by the official UK importer and comes with full UK guarantee, backed by us.
We are real shops, open 7 days a week, offering independent expert advice and full after sales service”.
I got this from the Amazon Warehouse for £550 with the 20% thingy.
Great lens it’s rarely off my camera (very comparable to the GM and lighter perhaps a bit harsher on the bokeh).
Unless I’m using my telephoto.
Not worth risking an expensive camera by attaching third party lenses. The electronics are not always to spec and they might end up bricking the body. Go native, always.
tempt24/12/2019 09:35

Not worth risking an expensive camera by attaching third party lenses. The …Not worth risking an expensive camera by attaching third party lenses. The electronics are not always to spec and they might end up bricking the body. Go native, always.



This is native you goon. Trolling as normal. Read a review.
Why are people having an argument over whether this is ideal for APS-C. It’s a full frame lens. If you don’t like what it converts to on APS-C then go and buy a lens designed for the camera you bought.
tempt24/12/2019 09:53

read thishttps://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3942961real user …read thishttps://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3942961real user experiences from a photography forum



2015, a random lens on a random camera. Probably an issue with one of them.

I’ve used this for a year and it’s fine. There are millions of 3rd party native lenses out there - I’ve never ever seen a complaint like that from anyone before.
mr_bargain24/12/2019 09:55

2015, a random lens on a random camera. Probably an issue with one of …2015, a random lens on a random camera. Probably an issue with one of them.I’ve used this for a year and it’s fine. There are millions of 3rd party native lenses out there - I’ve never ever seen a complaint like that from anyone before.



5D MK2 is no random camera, it is a professional camera which sold millions. you might have something against canon, but to call it random is taking it a bit too far.
tempt24/12/2019 10:07

5D MK2 is no random camera, it is a professional camera which sold …5D MK2 is no random camera, it is a professional camera which sold millions. you might have something against canon, but to call it random is taking it a bit too far.



You are referencing one case. There was clearly an issue with either lens or body.

You do this on every thread. Probably have £20k of camera gear to take pictures of gates at your local park.
tempt24/12/2019 09:35

Not worth risking an expensive camera by attaching third party lenses. The …Not worth risking an expensive camera by attaching third party lenses. The electronics are not always to spec and they might end up bricking the body. Go native, always.



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bizzlebyron24/12/2019 10:22

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Thanks, I wasn't aware of that relationship. That probably explains why Tamron appears to work well with Sony cameras while bricking others.
mr_bargain24/12/2019 09:53

Why are people having an argument over whether this is ideal for APS-C. …Why are people having an argument over whether this is ideal for APS-C. It’s a full frame lens. If you don’t like what it converts to on APS-C then go and buy a lens designed for the camera you bought.


It's sold as a lens compatible for both systems. Nothing wrong with a discussion on which system it should be recommended for. Some people will be looking at this for their APS-C body.
Mike_HUKD24/12/2019 17:33

It's sold as a lens compatible for both systems. Nothing wrong with a …It's sold as a lens compatible for both systems. Nothing wrong with a discussion on which system it should be recommended for. Some people will be looking at this for their APS-C body.



It's made for FE, it is an FE lens, intended to be used at 28-75mm.
Edited by: "mr_bargain" 24th Dec 2019
mr_bargain24/12/2019 17:36

It's made for FE, it is an FE lens, intended to be used at 28-75mm.


It also fits APS-C cameras with the E-mount and many use it for that. It's specifically called out in the OP as well that it can be used for Full Frame or APS-C. Hence the relevance of the conversation.
Edited by: "Mike_HUKD" 24th Dec 2019
Mike_HUKD24/12/2019 17:39

It also fits APS-C cameras with the E-mount and many use it for that. It's …It also fits APS-C cameras with the E-mount and many use it for that. It's specifically called out in the OP as well that it can be used for Full Frame or APS-C. Hence the relevance of the conversation.



So would you go and buy a zeiss 35mm 1.4 to use on aps-c as well?
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