Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF)

Last updated (02 February’12):
- Review by Shutterbug

The Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) features 28-200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/3.8-5.6. The lens construction has 15 elements in 14 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 75.3 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 19.3in.(0.49m) and has a filter size of 62mm. The Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) lens weighs 12.5 ounces and it measures 2.8 inches in diameter and 3 inches long.

Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF)
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) Reviews

Shutterbug reviews the Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) and writes;
“In my tests, optimal performance was provided in the 70-200mm range at f/8 with high edge-to-edge sharpness and brightness; the images were suitable for very good 8.5×11” prints. Continuous tracking focus was also most reliable in this range of focal lengths. But even images made at 300mm were highly acceptable at f/5.6 and surprisingly sharp and finely detailed by f/11.”
rating: N/A

Tamronlensreview reviews the Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) and writes;
“Center sharpness is excellent, even at the widest aperture. Border sharpness is also excellent, except on 28mm at f/3.8 and 200mm at f/5.6. To get the sharpest result, shoot at f/5.6 on the 28-70mm range and at f/8 on the 70-200mm range. If you are using a full frame DSLR, shoot at f/8 for maximum sharpness.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) User Reviews

Great versatile lens! | Rating: ★★★★★
“I have an older version of this lens for my Nikon and always got good results with it. I am using this on a Canon 5D Mk2, believe it or not, and it is great so far. Some barrel distortion that really shows in building shots, etc, but there is good software that can correct that easily. Also, it will be less on non-full frame cameras. Otherwise I think this is one of the best value lenses out there. Probably the ideal travel lens due to it’s size, too. It’s very small. Maybe the smallest zoom lens of that length. It’s also very well made. Mostly metal. I trued out the Canon equivalent and have to say this lens seems sharper and with better color. “ – by Bionic Dog

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Manual

Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) User Manual

- Download Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) User Manual (PDF – 208kb)

Features & Specifications

Tamron AF 28-200mm F/3.8-5.6 XR Di Aspherical (IF) Specifications

Tamron has made this lightweight, compact high power zoom lens available with the Di optical system with improved multi-coating for digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras, further enhancing its ease of use and popularity.

Specifications

Model: A031
Lens Construction (Groups/Elements): 14/15
Angle of View: 75°23′-12°21′
Type of Zooming: Rotation
Diaphragm Blade Number: 7
Minimum Aperture: F/22
Minimum Focus Distance: 19.3in.(0.49m) (entire zoom range)
Macro Magnification Ratio: 1:4 (at f=200mm MFD 0.49m)
Filter Diameter: ø62
Weight: 354g (12.5oz)
Diameter x Length: ø2.8 x 3.0in.
(ø71.0 x 75.2mm)
Accessory: Flower-shaped Lens hood
Mount: Canon – Nikon – Pentax – Sony


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