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Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom

You Pay: $499.00
Product Highlights
  • For Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum Cameras

The Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom is a fast and versatile lens. "Di" (Digitally Integrated Design) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. It delivers high performance across the zoom range and the macro has a minimum focusing distance of 13" and a maximum magnification ration of 1:3.9 (at 75mm).

LD glass elements reduces various aberrations while minimizing the fall-off of light at the corners
Features XR (extra refractive index) glass and efficient use of aspherical lenses
Performance
Focal Length 28 - 75mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Sony Alpha, Minolta AF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
DSLR (APS-C Sensor)
Angle of View 75° - 32°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.08' (33 cm)
Magnification 0.256x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 16/14
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 67 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.87 x 3.62" (7.29 x 9.19 cm)
Weight 1.12 lb (508 g)

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TamronA09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom
 
4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (39)
  • Consistent output (24)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Easily interchangeable (20)
  • Durable (16)

Cons

  • Lens creep (4)

Best Uses

  • Low light (22)
  • Landscape/scenery (19)
  • Weddings (14)
  • Sports/action (13)
  • Night photography (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (9), Casual photographer (6), Pro photographer (6), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 47 customers

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5.0

Excellent lens

By Bob Mat

from New Jersey

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

    I use this on my nex 6 with an adapter.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great glass for the MONEY!

    By ROMzy

    from NEW YORK

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

        I bought this lens for my A7 using the LEA4 , the picture are amazing, great as walk around lens and street photography. My friend has 24-70 version of this lens and we compare the picture quality of both lens and both does an amazing pictures. For more than half a price of 24-70, this lens is a keeper.

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        5.0

        May be old compared to 24-70 but perfect

        By Dick

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Range
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • Lens Creep

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

          The 28-75mm range works much better than the newer 24-70. On Sony A77 works out perfect.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great all around lens

          By StormanNorman

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Macro Photography
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

            I find myself primarily using this lens. Focus seems to be fast and pictures come out clear. The bokeh I get from this lens is pleasing. Build quality seems very solid. Its also great for recording video with my Sony A77. This lens has become my all around lens. This a nice portrait lens too. This lens is worth a look.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Good go-to lens

            By Cindy

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

              I've only had the lens for a few weeks, and photography is just a hobby for me but so far it's been great. It's fast and my images have been sharp. No complaints here! It definitely seems to be a good go-to lens when I don't want a fixed lens.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love my new lens!

              By bunhead

              from Murfreesboro, TN

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Portraits
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                I use this lens for portraits. It is lightweight and very sharp, which were the two things I was looking for.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Great lens for an indoor party

                By Ray the Retired

                from Hamden, CT

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                  I purchased this lens for its range and its low light ability. I find the 28-75mm range very good for indoor events. Is it a perfect lens? No. For very sharp pictures in poor light I use my prime 35mm f1.8 or my prime 85mm f2.8. However for the money it is sharp, especially in good to fair light. In poor light you would have to have a high-end camera that can go to ISO 1600 or 3200.

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                  5.0

                  Love it

                  By Susie

                  from St.Jacob IL

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                    Love this Len's it is all you really need

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                    • No

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The best lens that no one knows about

                    By Steve

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                    • Lens Creep

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                    This lens is great. I never heard a lot about it before I got it (there's always someone raving about the 20ish to 70ish iterations from Nikon, Sony, and Canon), but I'd put this against all of them. This is one of three lenses always on my camera (besides the 70-200 f/2.8 and a 50 mm 1.8 prime). I actually use this sometimes instead of my 50mm 1.8 prime if I'm shooting f/4 or above. Pretty sharp wide open and razor after f/4.

                    It's great shooting events in low light without flash.

                    It has a little lens creep, but I don't mind because 1) it has a lock and 2) it's not that long fully extended to really bother anything.

                    Save your money and get this lens.

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                    4.0

                    I like it!

                    By LMSavannah

                    from Charleston, SC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Night Photography
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                      I am very pleased with the quality of the photos so far.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Lens for the price

                      By PT

                      from Cary, NC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Macro Photography
                        • Night Photography

                        Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                        Use for taking pictures of groups of people in low light situations. The lens does a superior job, as long as you do not need extreamly wide angle. You also need to be careful on closer shots because all subjects may not be in focus. Ovewrall, I am pleased with the lens.

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                        4.0

                        Very sharp but yellow cast

                        By Worg

                        from USA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                              I got this for use with my Sony NEX 5N using the LA EA2 adapter. I have this lens for my Canon 7D and get so much use out of it I wanted one for my NEX. It is very sharp, but it has a yellow cast. If I do a manual WB it is corrected, but it shows on AWB. I have heard the 28-75's are known to have a yellow cast, but I do not have it on the copy I use on my Canon. I will be returning it for the Sony 28-75 and hopefully that will be better.

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                              4.0

                              Nice Lens

                              By CR

                              from Edison NJ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Cost
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Weak Casing

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                              This is my first Tamron Lens, and was very hesitant to purchase. Based on the ratings and the price helped me decide. It's nice, and takes great quality pictures. I have not had it long enough really put a detailed response here. However I did use it to shoot some pictures on a roof top during the day. When I uploaded the pictures, I noticed that my sensor is in need of cleaning, something that I did not notice from my kit lens. I will use this as a replacement of the kit lens.

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                              4.0

                              Nice Lens For The Money

                              By Hitthespot

                              from Mentor, Ohio

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                                    I needed a good walk around lens and wider angle lens to compliment my Canon 70-200 F/4L lens which is the epitome of sharp. I chose the Tamron 28-75 F/2.8 based on reviews and price point. I have shot enough pictures now to know what all the rave is. My pictures are sharp with proper contrast, and colors seem rich in good light. I have read this lens does focus slow and with noise. I found neither to be true. My lens is not perfectly quiet but I found noise and speed more than acceptable. Now at 75mm at F/2.8 the lens is soft as you will note in many of the reviews you read. However by F/3.5 the lens recovers nicely and by f/4.0 the lens is razor sharp. I would have no problem recommending this lens or purchasing it again. Being used on a Canon 7D.

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                                    4.0

                                    good lens

                                    By little-e

                                    from atlanta, ga

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                                      fast and sharp. not the build of the Zeiss, but not the cost either. worth it.

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                                      5.0

                                      Amazing Lens

                                      By SOka

                                      from Honolulu, HI

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                        Cons

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                                            Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                                            I find this lens absolutely amazing! It's incredibly sharp!
                                            Focusing speed is pretty snappy and gets it right most of the time.
                                            Absolutely pleased with this lens!

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                                            4.0

                                            Bang for the Buck

                                            By AC

                                            from San Mateo, CA.

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Output
                                            • Easily Interchangeable
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Trust Worthy

                                            Cons

                                            • Not tight up close

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Indoors/Low Light
                                            • Outdoor Portrate

                                            Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                                            I do use this for mainly portraiture and some General use in which it does a great job. The color I get is superb. I thought at first when I picked it up that it was so light that it was cheap. It's Not! It's a great lens and my only complaint is that it's not the tightest focus on close up or "Head Shots".

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                                            5.0

                                            Fantastic Lens

                                            By Diego Forest

                                            from Raleigh, NC

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent Output
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easily Interchangeable
                                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                            • Strong Construction

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Indoors/Low Light
                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Wildlife Photos

                                              Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                                              I find the lens to be very sharp with good contrast. A great value for [$]. I am very happy with the results on my A850. The lens fits well with the A850 and has a very solid feel. It seems extremely well made and functions very smoothly. [...]

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                                              5.0

                                              great lens for money

                                              By bee guy

                                              from west virginia

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easily Interchangeable
                                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                              • Nice Bokeh

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                                • Macro Photography
                                                • Sports/Action
                                                • Weddings/Events

                                                Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                                                bought for indoor volleyball photos of daughters JO team. Lots of research indicated aperature and lens quality the key for this type of pics. Opted to upgrade with this lens and camera body only. Photos are only as good as the lens you use.

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                                                5.0

                                                Great Lens for Sony Alpha 300

                                                By KAT

                                                from Aiken, S.C.

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                Pros

                                                • Nice Bokeh

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Indoors/Low Light

                                                  Comments about Tamron A09 SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Zoom:

                                                  This is a sharp lens.

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