Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di

        

General information

This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tamron and the model was launched 2003.
The lens belongs to the category  normal zoom lenses, a normal lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.

Compatibility, autofocus and focal length

The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.

This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.

Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor. The possibility to use autofocus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in autofocus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate autofocus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.

The lens has a focal length of 28-75 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.

This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.

A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 28 mm or at 75 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.

Filter and Lens Hood

The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 67 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.

Together with the lens there is a lens hood included but we have unfortunately no further information on model etc so feel free to contact us if you know more.

Different versions of the lens

This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.

Prices and awards

EISA

EISA Awards 2003-2004: Lens

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.

Things to consider before buying

Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilities. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.

  • The price (more info)
  • The lens brightness, f/2,8
  • Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
  • Works on all sensor types
  • A lens hood is included
  • The lens was awarded at EISA Awards 2003-2004: Lens
  • No built-in autofocus motor (the Nikon version)
  • This lens has been replaced by a newer version
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust

Specification

Product Name:Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2003
Manufacturer:Tamron
Type of lens: Normal Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:  No Macro lens
Compatibility: Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for autofocus the camera has to have a built-in autofocus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 28-75 mm

Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  • 28-75 mm on Canon FF, Full frame
  • 36-98 mm on Canon APS-H
  • 45-120 mm on Canon APS-C
  • 28-75 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 42-112 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 16 elements / 14 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 33 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 67 mm
Lens Hood: Included, but no info available
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: No
Dimensions (diameter x length): 73 x 92 mm
Weight: 510 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)

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Reviews

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shutterbug.net
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Does this lens work with my camera?

Below you will find all registered cameras here on Lensora. Whether the actual camera works with this lens or not is displayed with a green or a red symbol, and if you want to know more about why the lens and the camera work or do not work together you click for further information..

Product name Release date Type Sensor Focal Length ? Total weight
Canon EOS 1000D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1012 gr
Canon EOS 100D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 917 gr
Canon EOS 10D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1385 gr
Canon EOS 1100D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1005 gr
Canon EOS 1200D 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 990 gr
Canon EOS 1300D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 995 gr
Canon EOS 1D 2001 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 36-98 mm 2095 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 2004 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 36-98 mm 2075 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark III 2007 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 36-98 mm 1665 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn 2005 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 36-98 mm 2075 gr
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 2009 DSLR APS-H (1.3x) 36-98 mm 1740 gr
Canon EOS 1D X 2011 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1850 gr
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 2016 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 2040 gr
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 2020 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1950 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds 2002 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 2095 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 2004 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 2075 gr
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III 2007 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1895 gr
Canon EOS 2000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 985 gr
Canon EOS 200D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 963 gr
Canon EOS 20D 2004 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1280 gr
Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1280 gr
Canon EOS 20Da 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1280 gr
Canon EOS 250D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 959 gr
Canon EOS 300D 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1155 gr
Canon EOS 30D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1294 gr
Canon EOS 350D 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1050 gr
Canon EOS 4000D 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 946 gr
Canon EOS 400D 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1066 gr
Canon EOS 40D 2007 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1332 gr
Canon EOS 450D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1034 gr
Canon EOS 500D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1030 gr
Canon EOS 50D 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1332 gr
Canon EOS 550D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1020 gr
Canon EOS 5D 2005 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1405 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 2008 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1360 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 2012 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1460 gr
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2016 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1400 gr
Canon EOS 5DS 2015 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1440 gr
Canon EOS 5DS R 2015 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1440 gr
Canon EOS 600D 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1080 gr
Canon EOS 60D 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1265 gr
Canon EOS 60D Astrophotography 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1265 gr
Canon EOS 60Da 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1265 gr
Canon EOS 650D 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1085 gr
Canon EOS 6D 2012 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1280 gr
Canon EOS 6D Mark II 2017 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1275 gr
Canon EOS 700D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1090 gr
Canon EOS 70D 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1265 gr
Canon EOS 750D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1065 gr
Canon EOS 760D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1075 gr
Canon EOS 77D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1050 gr
Canon EOS 7D 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1370 gr
Canon EOS 7D Mark II 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1420 gr
Canon EOS 8000D 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1075 gr
Canon EOS 800D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1042 gr
Canon EOS 80D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1240 gr
Canon EOS 850D 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1025 gr
Canon EOS 9000D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1050 gr
Canon EOS 90D 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1211 gr
Canon EOS D30 2000 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1365 gr
Canon EOS D60 2002 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1365 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1155 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital N 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1050 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1066 gr
Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1030 gr
Canon EOS Kiss M 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss X10 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 959 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X10i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1025 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X2 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1034 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X4 Digital 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1020 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X6i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1085 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X70 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 990 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X8i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1065 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 963 gr
Canon EOS Kiss X9i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1042 gr
Canon EOS M 2012 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M10 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M100 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M200 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M3 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M5 2016 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 2018 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M50 Mark II 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 2017 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 Mark II 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS R 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R3 2021 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS R6 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Ra 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Canon EOS Rebel 2003 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1155 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 917 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 963 gr
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 2019 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 959 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T1i 2009 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1030 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 2010 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1020 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1005 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T3i 2011 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1080 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T4i 2012 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1085 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5 2014 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 990 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T5i 2013 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1090 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 995 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6i 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1065 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T6s 2015 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1075 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 985 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T7i 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1042 gr
Canon EOS Rebel T8i 2020 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1025 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XS 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1012 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XSi 2008 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1034 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XT 2005 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1050 gr
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 2006 DSLR APS-C (1.6x) 45-120 mm 1066 gr
Canon EOS RP 2019 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon D1 1999 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1710 gr
Nikon D100 2002 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1290 gr
Nikon D1H 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1710 gr
Nikon D1X 2001 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1710 gr
Nikon D200 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1430 gr
Nikon D2H 2003 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1710 gr
Nikon D2Hs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1710 gr
Nikon D2X 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1710 gr
Nikon D2Xs 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1710 gr
Nikon D3 2007 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1810 gr
Nikon D300 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1435 gr
Nikon D3000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D300s 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1448 gr
Nikon D3100 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3300 2014 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3400 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3500 2018 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D3s 2009 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1750 gr
Nikon D3x 2008 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1770 gr
Nikon D4 2012 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1850 gr
Nikon D40 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D40x 2007 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D4s 2014 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1860 gr
Nikon D5 2016 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1925 gr
Nikon D50 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1130 gr
Nikon D500 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1370 gr
Nikon D5000 2009 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5100 2011 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5200 2012 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5300 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5500 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D5600 2016 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D6 2020 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1780 gr
Nikon D60 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Nikon D600 2012 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1270 gr
Nikon D610 2013 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1360 gr
Nikon D70 2004 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1189 gr
Nikon D700 2008 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1584 gr
Nikon D7000 2010 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1290 gr
Nikon D70s 2005 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1189 gr
Nikon D7100 2013 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1185 gr
Nikon D7200 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1185 gr
Nikon D750 2014 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1260 gr
Nikon D7500 2017 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1150 gr
Nikon D780 2020 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1350 gr
Nikon D80 2006 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1178 gr
Nikon D800 2012 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1410 gr
Nikon D800e 2012 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1410 gr
Nikon D810 2014 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1490 gr
Nikon D810A 2015 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1390 gr
Nikon D850 2017 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1515 gr
Nikon D90 2008 DSLR DX (1.5x) 42-112 mm 1213 gr
Nikon Df 2013 DSLR Full frame 28-75 mm 1270 gr
Nikon Z fc 2021 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Nikon Z5 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z50 2019 Mirrorless DX (1.5x)
Nikon Z6 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z6 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon Z7 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame

Pictures (product and sample images)

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Different versions of this lens

Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di has released different versions of this lens. Please make sure that you study the differences before buying.

(2003) Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di
(2008) Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di Macro (motorized)

Alternatives to Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di for Canon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di . Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L USM
Canon EF 24-85mm f/3,5-4,5 USM
Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG HSM

Alternatives to Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2,8 XR Di . Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/4 G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S 24-120mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR IF-ED
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2,8 G ED
Sigma EX 24-70mm f/2,8 DG HSM

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