Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with A Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Sony Alpha Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy the Tamron AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical IF Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical IF lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Zoom Lock
| Fast Aperture at Wide end
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f2.8 aperture throughout the range
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
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| Lens Extends while zooming
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD is compatible with cameras that have a Sony Alpha lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony Alpha lenses are Sony A99 II, Sony A68 and Sony A77 II.
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD is also available in Canon EF , Nikon F (FX) and Pentax KAF mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider when searching for your next lens. Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD has a maximum diameter of 73mm and total length of 92mm when not extended. It weighs 510g / 18.0 oz.
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD has a filter thread of 67mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD:
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD has a focal range of 28-75mm and 2.7X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 42 - 112.5mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC USD in Sony Alpha mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD With Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Below are the 3 Standard Zoom type Sony Alpha mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 28mm all the way to the 75mm .
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 14 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 LD elements
- 4 aspherical elements
- 2 XR elements
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD comes with a removable petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron AF 28-75mm f2.8 XR LD is available in Black color.
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