Tamron 28-75 Review – Digital SLR Lens for Canon

Tamron 28-75mm Lens for Canon Digital SLRs

Tamron 28-75mm Lens for Canon Digital SLRs

For starters, a Tamron 28-75mm Lens Review is a natural because this little gem has been my main g0-to lens for years.

I had no clue that pro photographers felt the same about it as I do. But here is a little story to illustrate that they truly do.

Not Your Typical Fish Story

A short while ago, I was talking with a photographer friend of mine who was doing some work at my school. He knows that I am also a photographer. As he was moving around and shooting his images, he mentioned that he had just bought this “amazing little lens” for his Canon 5D. He was so impressed with his new lens that he was passionately recommending it to all his photography friends.

It turns out that he was talking about a Tamron 28-75 Canon lens. I was somewhat stunned that a professional photographer would even think to attach a third party lens to such an astonishing camera as the 5D.

But, I suppose I should not have been surprised. All things considered, I have been stating the virtues of this superb lens for years. But I had always thought of the Tamron 28-75 lens as a beginner Canon digital slr lens.

Clearly that is not the case. It is a fabulous choice for amateurs and pros alike.

Just consider it, you will be pleasingly surprised after shooting a few frames at how nicely the lens handles, the crisp, clear images that it yields, the quick focus, and the desirable bokeh. Oh, and the cost. You will salvage a bundle of cash if you buy this lens instead of an L lens of the same focal length and aperture.

Technical Stuff
  • 28-75mm autofocus zoom lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture
  • Designed to meet performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras
  • Minimum focusing distance of 13 inches; rotation-type zoom
  • Smaller and lighter than most fast zoom lenses; weighs 18 ounces
  • Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 3.6 inches long; 6-year warranty

Why Buy a Tamron 28-75mm Lens

Facing the option of getting a kit lens or purchase the “body only” when buying my first Canon Rebel 300D, the decision was to get the body only. At the time, the kit lens was not highly regarded at all by most photography websites.

The Tamron 28-75mm lens for Canon rose to the top of the heap as I did my research. This was based on several factors, not the least of which was my budget. The Tamron 28-75mm lens has continued to be my main walk around lens, outliving the Canon Rebel,l and it is even now on my new Canon 30D.

The Tamron 28-75 lens for Canon digital slr cameras is an excellent choice as a less expensive walk around lens. Be sure to compare it to some other all purpose Canon EOS lenses before you make your final purchase decision.