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Registered: November 2006
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Tamron 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical IF Macro AF review by cjbowlsby
Review Date: 12/14/2006 Would you recommend the product? No | Total Spent: $180.00| Rating: 5 

Pros: size, range, weight, price
Cons: wide open performance is soft, 28mm on the wide end is restricting on a 1.6x crop

It's not bad for a 7x zoom that's REALLY cheap. But then... it's REALLY cheap. It's soft especially at the long end while wide open. If you stop it down to f8 to f11, it's acceptable.

If you really need the telephoto capability, the either of the most recent 70-300 tamrons are significantly better performers for a similar price. If you NEED the zoom range, I'd strongly suggest shelling out for the more expensive 18-200 or 28-300, both of which are far better performers, although they are nearly twice as expensive.


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