Review Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09 (Model A09N & Model A09N II)

According provided by Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09 (Model A09N for Nikon) many thanks Melnikov Alexey. And also for provided by Aspherical LD ​​XR DI SP Tamron AF 28-75mm f / 2.8 [IF] Macro A09 (Model A09NII for Nikon) for comparison with the model A09N Many thanks to Igor.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09 is an inexpensive, versatile fast lens for full-frame cameras, often used as a replacement for native expensive class 24 (28) -70 / 2.8 lenses, such as Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8G ED NanoCrystalCoat SWM IF Aspherical or Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-70mm 1: 2.8 L USM.

The lens barrel has his full name on the barrel: 'Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09', while the box contains a clarification that says 'Model A09N'. The letter 'N' in the model name refers to the version of the lens for Nikon cameras.

Please note that the Tamron A09 lens was also available for other systems:

  • Canon - Model A09E
  • Pentax - Model A09P
  • Sony - Model A09S
  • Nikon - Model A09N (such as in this review) or A09NII

For Sony cameras, there is another original copy of the lens - Sony 2.8 / 28-75 SAM (SAL2875) with the same optical design as the Tamron A09. And also, with the same optical design, there is Konica Minolta AF ZOOM 28-75mm 1: 2.8 (32) D.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Key Features of Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09 (A09N version for Nikon cameras)

Review Instance Name Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09 525011 Made in Japan (on the box: “Tamron SP AF28-75mm F / 2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Model: A09N Filter Size: Ø 67mm for Nikon D compatible ”)
Basic properties
  • SP (Super Performance) - the high performance found in Tamron's professional lens line
  • AF (Auto Focus) - support for auto focus
  • aspherical - aspherical elements in the optical scheme
  • XR (Extra Refractive Index) - elements with a high refractive index with which you can make compact lenses
  • DI (Digitally Integrated) - Designed for use on full-frame DSLR cameras
  • LD (Low Dispersion) - special low dispersion elements.
  • [IF] (Internal Focus) - internal focus
  • Macro - the possibility of macro photography
  • LOCK - 28mm zoom ring lock
Front Filter Diameter 67 mm
Focal length 28-75 mm EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 42-112.5 mm
Zoom ratio 2.68 X (often rounded to three)
Designed by for full-format digital cameras
Number of aperture blades 7 rounded petals that form a fairly even hole
Tags focusing distance in meters and feet, focal lengths for 28, 35, 50, 75 mm, hood attachment mark. Values ​​on the aperture ring: 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32.
Diaphragm from F / 2.8 over the entire range of focal lengths to F / 32. The lens has an aperture ring (Non-G - lens type for Nikon cameras)
MDF 0.33 m, maximum magnification ratio 1: 3.9
The weight 510 g
Optical design 16 elements in 14 groups of which 4 aspherical (Aspherical, marked in pink), 3 special low dispersion elements (LD, marked in green) and 2 elements with a high refractive index (XR, marked in blue). Clickable ImageOptical design Tamron 28-75 A09NThe optical design is the same as Sony 2.8 /28-75 SAM
Lens hood Tamron DA09Japan
Manufacturer country MADE IN Japan
Period From October 2003 to 2008, later replaced by A09N II

The lens was first introduced in October 2002, and it was only begun to be sold in the summer of 2003. At one time, the lens was announced as the lightest and most compact fast standard zoom lens in the world.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09


Despite the fact that the lens is positioned as SP (Super Performance), the build quality is better. The new Tamron A09 lenses feature lightweight play on the retractable body frame. Over time, the backlash becomes stronger, the backlash of the zoom ring and the focus ring appears. Holding the lens in my hands it seems that it is about to crumble. Also, over time, the rubber bands of the zoom ring swell and exfoliate. Parts of the lens can sometimes creak. Build quality is similar to Tamron 17-50mm F / 2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF). But unlike 17-50, the 28-75mm version lasts a very long time, and the picture quality does not suffer from the shakiness of the case.

The focus and zoom rings are rubberized. Tamron A09 has metal bayonet mount. The retractable trunk of the lens consists of one section.

There is a mark on the case for quick installation of the hood. The lens uses a plastic lens Tamron DA09, which is fixed in special grooves located near the front lens of the lens. The hood can be installed in the opposite direction for transportation. In this position, access to the zoom and focus ring is practically not lost.

The lens comes in a small cardboard box with a characteristic Tamron coloring.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

'LOCK' button

Frame (trunk) at Tamron A09 spontaneously changes its size under its own weight (perhaps this begins only with time). For example, when the camera is tilted down, the trunk of the lens spontaneously lengthens (focal length increases). To prevent such an unpleasant nuance, the lens lock button 'LOCK' (the so-called 'lock') is present on the lens body, which tightly locks focal length at a value of 28 mm.

To fix the trunk of the lens, you must first set the 28 mm focal length.

The lens is inconvenient to 'remove from the lock' before shooting, since the button is in a very inconvenient place.

Also, note that while changing the focal length, the rear lens moves in the middle of the lens body like a pump - it draws in and pushes out air. This behavior of the rear lens is called 'effect' of a vacuum cleaner, which can increase the amount of dust that accumulates in the camera.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09


The aperture blades were apparently economized, since the Tamron A09 uses a 7-bladder aperture. On covered diaphragms, the formed hole is rather round, but still the faces of the 7-gon square can be easily traced.

A maximum relative aperture of 1: 2.8 is available over the entire range of focal lengths. Aperture closes to F / 32.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09


The focus ring rotates only 45 degrees, which makes manual focusing quite difficult. During auto focus the ring rotates and cannot be touched.

Auto focus fast, internal type... Auto focus is quite noisy. The lens has a scale with a focusing distance scale in meters and feet. The closest focusing distance is 33cm and the maximum zoom ratio is 1: 3.9, which is quite good. The inscription 'Macro' on the lens is more for show, since the 'real' macro lens cannot shoot.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Compatibility and Features

It's important: auto focus with this lens is available only when using him on cameras with built-in motor focusing.

Exact list Nikon DSLR cameras with a built-in focus motor, on which this lens will focus automatically:

Exact list Nikon DSLR cameras without a built-in focus motor, on which this lens will not focus automatically:

Only auto focus and sound confirmation of focus will not work with these cameras, all other important functions, such as automatic exposure metering and automatic iris control, will work well.

You will find a lot of useful information on the types of cameras and lenses Nikon here.

There is no focus mode switch on the lens itself; to put the lens in manual focus mode, you must put the camera in manual focus mode using the switch located near the camera mount.

The lens has a manual aperture ring. To be able to control the value aperture from camera or for automatic installation aperture on modern central control valves, you need to turn the control ring to the F / 32 value, after which it is fixed with a special button, which is located to the left of the marks aperture. To release the fixation of the diaphragm ring, press the latch button. If this is not done, then on a number of cameras, the display will display an error - 'fEE' (ring is not installed aperture) Some cameras having diaphragm rheostatallow you to control the aperture using the ring aperturebut only in metering modes exposure 'M' and 'A'. You can read more about this issue in the section on Non-G Lenses. Ring aperture rotates with clicks, the values ​​F / 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32 are plotted on it. It is impossible to establish an intermediate value between pairs of numbers using the aperture ring. Intermediate values ​​can only be set using the camera menu.

EGF lens for Nikon DX cameras is 42-112.5mm. I don’t see much point in using Tamron A09 on cropped Nikon cameras. Who is looking for a similar inexpensive lens for cropped cameras, I advise you to look away Tamron 17-50mm F / 2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF).

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Versions A09N and A09N II

There are two versions of the Tamron A09 lens for Nikon cameras: Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09 (Model A09N) and Aspherical LD ​​XR DI SP Tamron AF 28-75mm f / 2.8 [IF] Macro A09 (Model A09N II).

Below are the main differences between them:

  1. Version A09N was released from 2003 to 2008. Version A09N II is available from 2008 to the present day.
  2. The A09N II version has a built-in micro-focus motor, which allows the lens to be used with any Nikon camera, even entry-level amateur cameras. In fact, for Nikon cameras, the A09N II version is 'AF-S' alike. Unfortunately, the name does not show the presence of a focusing motor.
  3. Different names. Tamron is generally very fond of long names for their lenses. If you look closely, the A09N version in its name has the following sequence of 'titles': “Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro”. The A09N II version has a different name, with rearranged 'titles' and a different aperture designation: “Aspherical LD ​​XR DI SP Tamron AF 28-75mm f / 2.8 [IF] Macro”.
  4. The auto focus speed of the A09N II is slightly lower than the previous version. Especially the difference in focusing speed is felt on TOP cameras that have fast and powerful built-in focus motor.
  5. The A09N II has an 'AF / MF' focus mode switch located on the lens barrel. The A09N version does not have such a switch.
  6. A09N II removed the aperture control ring.
  7. Other changes and improvements to the lenses are possible, but exact additional information is not available.

I could check the operation of the focus motor of the A09N II model on a non-motorized camera Nikon D40where the A09N II lens performed wonderfully. Below are examples of photos from the A09N II:

Important: There are two sub-versions of A09N with different enlightenment. The first sub-versions have enlightenment, which makes the picture yellowish in JVI and seriously biases white balance in the yellow line (bottle glass). The review shows a subversion of A09N with updated enlightenment. Updated A09N enlightenment shimmers with green, yellow and purple colors (see photo below). Subversion A09N with old enlightenment shimmers in green, red and purple (no yellow). Be careful not to fall for the version of A09N with the old enlightenment.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Image quality

In the center, the lens is sharp across the entire range of focal lengths and even at F / 2.8. True, on F / 2.8 I would like better lens performance. If you cover the aperture to F / 4.0, then the claims for sharpness in the center of the frame disappear altogether. Unfortunately, the sharpness at the corners and edges of the frame on a full-format camera is much better. Also, the lens suffers from severe vignetting at open apertures, especially at 28 mm focal length.

Needless to say, distortion is indispensable here, however, it has a uniform appearance and is easily corrected by the editor. Chromatic aberrations pretty well fixed and rarely seen in the frame. Tamron A09 has a good contrast and behaves well in backlight. In addition, the lens has at least some of its own more or less nice design. In general, Tamron A09 does not create anything revolutionary for the money, but at the same time, image quality should be sufficient for most tasks.

I used this lens in a huge number of full-fledged shootings as one single universal solution with cameras Nikon D700, D610, D90 and S5 Pro:

All photos were shot using protective filter Marumi Made in Japan DHG Super Lens Protect 67mm.

You can watch the lens during real shooting on my website using the links 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09


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Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09 and Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1: 1.8G IF SWM

Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09 and Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm 1: 1.8G IF SWM

Professional fast wagon

Choosing a good high-speed universal lens is one of the most important for a large number of photographers. I pay a lot of attention to this issue, because I prepared this list of all full-frame universal (standard range of focal lengths) fast autofocus lenses:


Bayonet EF:

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF 28-70 mm 1: 2.8 L USM
  2. Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 L USM
  3. Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 L II USM

Bayonet R:

  1. Canon Lens RF 28-70 mm F2 L USM, since September 2018
  2. Canon Lens RF 24-70 mm F2.8L IS USMsince August 2019


Bayonet F:

  1. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70 mm 1: 2.8 (MKI)
  2. Nikon AF Nikkor 35-70 mm 1: 2.8D (MKII)
  3. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-70 mm 1: 2.8D ED SWM (two body color options)
  4. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70 mm 1: 2.8GN ED Nano Crystal Coat SWM IF Asphericalsince December 2007
  5. Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70 mm 1: 2.8EN ED Nano Crystal Coat SWM IF Aspherical VR

Bayonet Z:

  1. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70 mm 1: 2.8 S
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75 mm 1:2.8 (the scheme is similar to Tamron a036, animation)

Tokina (for different mounts)

  1. Tokina AT-XAF 28-70 mm 1: 2.8 (Tokina AT-X 270 AF)
  2. Tokina AT-X PROAF 28-70 mm 1: 2.6-2.8 (or 1: 2.8, Tokina AT-X 270 AF PRO)
  3. Tokina AT-X PROAF 28-70 mm 1: 2.6-2.8 (or 1: 2.8, Tokina AT-X 270 AF PRO II)
  4. Tokina AT-X PRO 28-80 mm 1: 2.8 Aspherica (Tokina AT-X 280 AF PRO)
  5. Tokina AT-X PRO SV 28-70 mm 1: 2.8 (Tokina AT-X 287 AF PRO SV)
  6. Tokina sd 24-70 F2.8 (IF) FX AT-X PRO Aspherical

Sigma (for different mounts, in chronological order)

  1. Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom, from May 1992 (Vivitar 28-70 / 2.8 VMC was made on its basis)
  2. Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX Ashperical [+ -D], from the end 1998
  3. Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX Aspherical DF [+ -D]since February 2001
  4. Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX DG Aspherical [+ -D], [DF version], since February 2001
  5. Sigma 24-60mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX DG [+ -D], from May 2004
  6. Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX DG Macro [+ -D], From september 2004
  7. Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom EX DG [+ -D], From september 2004
  8. Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 EX DG HSM, From september 2008
  9. Sigma 24-70mm 1:2.8 DG HSM OS A (ART), from February 2017, Nikon F, Canon EF, Sigma SA
  10. Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 DG DN A (ART)since November 2019, Sony E, Leica L, the layout is similar to Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 2.8 / 24-70mm, animation
  11. Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 DG DN C (Contemporary)since February 2021, Sony E, Leica L

Tamron (for different mounts)

  1. Tamron SP AF 35-105 mm 1: 2.8 Aspherical Model 65D
  2. Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105 mm 1: 2.8 Model 176D
  3. Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105 mm 1: 2.8 Model 276D
  4. Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75 mm 1: 2.8 Macro Model A09 (Model A09N & Model A09N II) (scheme like Konica Minolta AF Zoom 28-75mm 1: 2.8 (32) D и  Sony 2.8 / 28-75 SAM)
  5. Tamron SP 24-70 mm F / 2.8 DI VC USD Model A007
  6. Tamron SP 24-70 mm F / 2.8 Di VC USD G2 Model A032
  7. Tamron 28-75 mm F / 2.8 Di III RXD Model A036, (15/12), only for Sony E / FE, the scheme is similar to Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75 mm 1:2.8, animation
  8. Tamron 28-75 mm F / 2.8 Di III VXD G2 Model A063, (17/15), only for Sony E / FE, Fall 2021
  9. Tamron 35-150 mm F / 2-2.8 Di III VXD Model A058, Sony E / FE only, Fall 2021


Sony / Minolta A mount:

  1. Konica Minolta AF Zoom 28-75 mm 1: 2.8 (32) D (scheme like Tamron 28-75 / 2.8)
  2. Minolta AF Zoom 28-70 mm 1: 2.8 (32) G
  3. Sony 2.8 /28-75 SAM (scheme like Tamron 28-75 / 2.8)
  4. Sony Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 2,8 /24-70 ZA SSM T *
  5. Sony Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 2,8 /24-70 ZA SSM II T* (circuit from the previous lens)

Sony E-mount:

  1. Sony FE 2.8 /24-50 G (G, SEL2450G)
  2. Sony FE 2.8 /24-70 GM (G, SEL2470GM)
  3. Sony FE 2.8 /24-70 GM II (G, SEL2470GM2)

Pentax (K)

  1. Pentax SMC FA 28-70 mm f / 2.8
  2. Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70 mm f / 2.8ED SDM WR


  1. Angenieux zoom F.28-70 1: 2.6 AF (for Nikon F, Minolta / Sony A, Canon EF)


  1. Vivitar Series 1 28-70mm 1: 2.8 VMC AUTO FOCUS ZOOM, different mounts, presumably a copy Sigma 28-70mm 1: 2.8 Zoom


  1. Panasonic Lumix S PRO 1: 2.8 /24-70 mm, from August 2019, Leica L


  1. Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 1: 2.8 / 24-70mm f / 2.8 ASPH., from May 2021, the optical design repeats Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 DG DN Art (animation)


  1. Samyang AF 24-70 / 2.8 FE, aka Rokinon AF 24-70 / 2.8 FE, from October 2021, only for Sony E / FE
  2. Samyang AF 35-150/2-2.8FE, from April April 2023, only for Sony E/FE


In terms of price and quality, the Tamron A09 (versions A09N, A09N II) is a good universal fast lens for full-frame cameras. On APS-C cameras does not allow the full use of a wide angle. The Tamron A09 is one of the cheapest and best alternatives for professional 24-70 / 2.8 and 28-70 / 2.8. Recently, I recommend Tamron A09 to everyone as balanced decision for full-length cameras.

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Comments: 376, on the topic: Tamron SP AF Aspherical XR Di LD [IF] 28-75mm 1: 2.8 Macro A09 Review (Model A09N & Model A09N II)

  • Marina

    Hello! I want to change my Nikon D3100 and purchase a D750. There is a fix 50 / 1.4. I would like to choose a universal lens for shooting events. Will the Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09N II described on the D750 behave worthy of you? Thanks.

  • Alexey

    I compare the color rendition of this Tamron A09II with Nikon 28-105, Nikon 24-85 3.5-4.5G, Nikon 24-85 2.8-4, Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC.
    At 28-75, the colors are noticeably yellow, which is not very pleasant, or rather not at all. Is this one for me, or for all? Or not many people notice ...

  • Alexey

    Although enlightenment is new (in A09NII it is one, as I understand it) and shimmers with green, yellow and purple colors.

  • anonym

    Who will tell you. I want to change canon 600 d to canon 5d mark l. Is there any reason?

    • Novel

      You immediately lose video and built-in flash, get a terrible quality display and a camera with a huge mileage. Only EF-glasses are suitable, all the whale will go to landfill. And even the equivalent of 18-55 (and especially 18-135) needs to be found somewhere.

      Of the pluses - a large viewfinder, a little better in noise, a little better in DD (there would be something else to shoot on this big DD in addition to the gloomy winter streets).

      5D is a full shot of “pampering for inexpensive” and deciding if it's worth it. The second device to the existing one, so as not to lose the familiar instrument. As the main one ... well, very doubtful.

    • Andrey T.

      There certainly is. Especially if you want to shoot with good (in most cases = not cheap) vintage lenses. And you don't have to listen to all sorts of nonsense - the pros shoot for the first penny: with a list of serious customers:

      • Novel

        Pros shoot well with their phones, because pros are, first of all, photographers. They see the frame and capture it with existing means. And the 5D (especially in the presence of external light) is quite capable of giving decent results in the hands that are used to it. If the question was posed as: “I have a park of FF lenses, is there any point in taking 5D for them - to try a full frame” - of course, there is a sense. If a person changes the existing 600D without specifying any more input, a bunch of clarifications immediately arise.

        • Andrey T.

          With this statement of the question, I completely agree. This is a slightly different view of the subject.

      • Jury

        what cave did you come out of with your pros ???…2022 already!!

    • Jury

      it makes not sense

    • Artem

      It doesn't matter what, what matters is how.

      Do not try to change something thoughtlessly - it will not work. You need to take a tool for a task, and not look for a task for a new tool. If you are an amateur and shoot everything, take the camera everywhere, then choose a compact, lightweight device that you want to take with you. Mirror old heavy brick for amateur photography? I don't think this is the best idea. If you start making money with this, then this is a different story: then it all depends on what you shoot, under what conditions, in what light, etc. In any case, 5D I is morally and physically obsolete, you can, of course, shoot with it, but it’s like that.

  • Alexander

    The name of the lens is one. And the photo shows another older lens. So in the end, what kind of review is presented?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      The review describes both versions, and examples from two versions, and also describes the difference between them.

  • Alexander

    Here's what the presented lens should look like

    • Valery A.

      The name is correct for the viewed lens. You showed a lens with the same name, but with a difference in A09NII, which is written on the box, it also says built-in motor (Tamron riddle - find five differences). So you shouldn't be so categorical.

  • Tatyana

    good day! how this lens will behave on the D7000, whoever encountered it, please unsubscribe.

  • Igor

    I have such a tamron and nikon d610, on the edges soap the picture. What does that mean?

    • US6IBD

      Unfortunately, there are no examples of landscapes with a clamped aperture to appreciate the edges of the image. But here is a portrait on a fully open aperture with a small depth of field. The bunch is the same: D610 and 28-75 / 2,8 (non-motor version).
      Photos without processing. Resize native Jpeg.

  • Vladimir

    Bought a used motorized version of this lens. Sharpness is within the expected, but sadness - autofocus does not work in Live View. On the D750. S mode (all variants). I checked it on another, D7000 also does not focus. Manual focusing is normal, autofocus works without problems through the viewfinder. Are they all like that or is it a glitch of a separate instance?

    • Alexey Berdsk

      I have the same on both carcasses: 5100 and 610th. Also motor version 2012g.v.

    • nashua

      This is a device problem. More precisely models. Amateur versions of Nikon do not work fully with many old glasses.

  • Alexander

    I do not quite understand if there is a stabilizer in this lens?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      In this lens it is not.

  • Andrii

    Friends, be careful. I want to buy for Nikon D610 a budget analog Nikon 24-70, 2.8. Bitches to respect v_dguki zupinivshis on a given model. Chi I can have mercy and I can є I am a very nice variant in the middle of Sigma, Tokina who is Tamron himself? I’m all the same dyaku for help)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      There are many better options.
      Sigma 24-70 / 2.8 HSM, Tamron 24-70 / 2.8 G, GII, Tokina 24-70 / 2.8, etc. Depending on the budget, this Tamron is one of the cheapest

      • Andrii

        Budget up to 10 thousand UAH Used, loudly.

    • Trueash

      "Krashchy" - tse descho dispensing often ... Mav takiy. Z pluses: decent quality of the image already from the screen, fast and accurate focus, small. Z minusiv: by design - not a tank; I brought it to be repaired, more plastic gears were broken; and sometimes even more gum in gasoline, so much more power on the ice. I bokeh also sob, tsibulya in roses.
      That is all to lay down your needs and glibini intestines.

  • lorfen

    Did I understand correctly that only the A09N version has two types of enlightenment? Is the A09N II version already with normal?

  • Vladimir

    I would like to add a few comments on the experience of using the lens (NII variant, with motor) for almost a year as the main lens on the D750.

    Pros - light, not too big, quickly focuses, the image is not satisfactory, and in the absence of chromatism, it is almost the best of those that have been.

    I will also add that he does not notice any protrusion of the trunk, as well as a special flimsy. There is perhaps a feeling of some kind of slickness - the gum is covered with an ugly gray coating. But this is nonsense.

    Cons - a bunch of glitches and annoying shortcomings on trifles and not only.
    1. The main one is the lack of focusing in LiveView mode, which I already wrote about at the very beginning. This is a shame because the D750 has a flip-up screen, which I can't use. More precisely, I can do it to frame, and then switch to normal mode and take a shot, but it is easier to take a shot at random and correct it next. By the way, the seller said that he did not work on the Z-system either (that's why he sold it).
    2. The motor died in a week (the lens was used, so I can't guess the reasons). Repaired, it seems, for 4 thousand rubles (bought for 10). Since then, it has been working normally, only sometimes (very rarely) it suddenly stops focusing, helps to disconnect-connect again.
    3. Focusing is noisy and occurs in jerks, as if with fine-tuning.
    4. Focusing errors, it seems to me, are too many. You have to do more takes. Perhaps these are just my “crooked hands”. The back / front focus did not clearly notice.
    5. Quite recently, such a glitch began to appear - it does not close the diaphragm on very closed ones (16, 22, etc.) Maybe it was before, I just almost did not shoot in this mode. It appears in the form of completely overexposed frames (and can be seen from the depth of field). At 5.6, 8 and so, everything is fine.
    6. Huge bright green hares in the backlight (no hood, alas).
    6. Sigma 17-50 2.8, which I shot on crop, is, on the whole, somehow more fun, juicier, or something. And with a stabilizer! Although he also loves to smear.

    Well, subjectively, 28 is still not enough for a reportage ... but this is not a specific model of wine.

    Conclusions - a normal lens, but somehow he asks to replace himself with something more serious :)

    • Sergei

      I use this on the d610, school days, slow sports, there are practically no mistakes, the color rendition is warmer than Nikon 50 / 1,8. I highly recommend it, especially for its near-zero cost (meaning used)

  • Yana Raschektaeva

    I have a camera Nikon D3100
    Will this lens fit me?

    • BB

      Autofocus will not work. If you are ready to focus manually, and the focal lengths of this lens are suitable for you (EGF will be 42-112mm), then yes. If half of the words I have written you do not understand - the way for you to “Articles” (there is also about the choice of a lens) -

      • coriander

        Focus will work.
        The main thing is that there is a version with a motor

        • BB

          This lens does not have a motor.

          • coriander

            Is it really so difficult to study the info more closely 🤦‍♂️ version A09II - with a motor

  • Marina

    Good afternoon, tell me, please, if it is possible to purchase both lens options, which one is better to choose?

  • Alexey

    On the second version, are there also subversions for enlightenment? I really liked the sample photos for the softness of the picture, there is no over-contrast. Is it interesting that a lens or a camera gives it?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      The second is all stable

  • Ivan Viktorovich

    Aperture 2.8

  • Ivan Viktorovich

    Nikon D810, diaphragm 2.8

  • anonym

    Hello! I switched from crop to full frame 5D Mark II. I had the experience of shooting with my native Elka 24-70, but there is no way to buy one for myself, so I am looking for an inexpensive staff. I choose between this Tamron (second version) and a similar Sigma 28-70, I also think about the Sigma 24-70 EX DG MACRO. Here I am racking my brains to take, the picture seems to be good for everyone. The budget is 15 thousand rubles ($ 200). I shoot mainly the city, landscapes, cars and other equipment.
    Please advise what is the best thing to take from the lenses I mentioned?

    • Dmitry Kostin

      I have experience shooting for the Sigma you specified.
      Look - Arkady has reviews of the most popular versions on the site.
      The first version is SIGMA ZOOM 24-70mm 1: 2.8 DG EX ASPHERICAL, it was also called “bubble”.
      It is the cheapest one, it is the first 24-70 / 2.8 lens of the EX DG series, it is worse optically (soapy) and is unlikely to resolve the matrix of your camera. Tokina 28-70 / 2.8 or 28-80 / 2.8 will be sharper at all diaphragms, except for the open one (if you are lucky enough to find Tokina with clean glasses).
      Compared to the first version of the 24-70 / 2.8L, this Sigma will definitely be worse.
      The next version, which is more common and easier to find in good condition, is the SIGMA 24-70mm 1: 2.8 EX DG MACRO. I just have one on Canon and until recently was on the Sigma SA mount.
      I came across lenses in very good condition, very inexpensive.
      This lens resolves the 1Ds_mk2 matrix. On 1Ds_mk3 - I am satisfied with its permission in principle and I will not call it soapy. Nice volumetric picture. There is no color distortion in AutoBB, perhaps slightly warmer. The focus on both 1Ds_mk2 and 1Ds_mk3 just gets to the right place.
      There is a caveat that the lens is not confidently focusing at 24mm.
      This is on Canon EF mount (on all cameras and + film) and on Sigma SA mount.
      Sharpness - for me it is a little sharper than Tokina 28-70 / 2.6-2.8 or about the same. But the 28-80 / 2.8 caught sharper than this Sigma.
      Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 EX DG HSM - extreme version before 24-70 / 2.8 HSM ART with stub.
      They still ask for a lot for it - about 30 thousand rubles (the price of a new one at the time of sale in 2014-2015). This version is often found under the Nikon mount, less often under the Canon mount.
      AF is criticized. I have not tried this version yet, but I think I might buy it and try it if I don’t decide to buy Tokina 24-70 / 2.8.
      My advice is to check the AF performance on your camera before buying. Sigmas are often scolded for working on Pyataks. I have no complaints about the work of Sigma on Units and on the film Troika (EOS 3).

      • anonym

        Thank you for your advice!

        • Dmitry Kostin

          If you are used to 24-70 / 2.8L, then it is better to save up and take it. IMHO it will be calmer for you and AF work on the 2nd Pyatak this lens will be fine.
          As for Sigma - here either look for a SIGMA 24-70mm 1: 2.8 EX DG MACRO in good condition (in terms of sharpness it is not much inferior to 24-70 / 2.8L) or it is better to pay extra and buy a Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 EX DG HSM - in terms of sharpness they write about it, which is better than the first version 24-70 / 2.8L

  • Vlad

    I have such a lens as in the review, but I want to change it to 18-135, or can you tell me which one is better to choose for replacement. Not satisfied with the picture and focusing works for a very long time. I use Canon 60d, I also have Canon 50mm 1.8 stm lenses, Canon 55-200. Thanks in advance

  • Artem

    I bought such a lens the other day, it’s generally unrealistic to shoot at apertures of 2,8 -3.2 during the day with a zoom, there’s terrible soap in the photo, if you fix the focal length at 28 then everything becomes fine, can you please tell me if this is normal and whether it can be fixed. (tested on 2 carcasses, d90 and d7000).

    • B. R. P.

      Why do you need to shoot open at infinity?

    • Vladimir

      I just repaired my same lens and washed it on one side. They said that the bushings were worn out and they fixed everything...
      Of course it doesn't have to be this way. By itself it is sharp when open.

    • Victor

      This doesn't seem like the norm. Take the lens to a specialist or sell it (noting the shortcomings) and find a normal one.

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