Review of Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

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Review of Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

Review of Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

The Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D is a unique lens, it has a 3.75x zoom and a fixed maximum aperture of 1: 2.8. Personally, I do not know of other similar high-aperture lenses with such a large zoom ratio. For example, lenses such as Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8GN ED и Canon Zoom Lens EF 24-70mm 1: 2.8 L USM have a total of 2.92X zoom. It is easy to recognize the zoom ratio by dividing a larger focal length by a smaller one, in the case of Tamron 28-105 / 2.8 276D you need to divide 105 mm by 28 mm and get a result of 3.75 X.

It is generally accepted among photographers that it is very difficult to make a good fast zoom lens for full-frame cameras with a zoom factor of more than 3X, and for some focal length ranges it is physically impossible. But that was not the case, Japanese engineers did their best and made a really very interesting lens.

Personally, I very often use a lens with the same focal length range - Nikon AF Nikkor 28-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5D and I think this range of focal lengths is very, very convenient, which is suitable for a huge number of photo tasks. By the way, the difference between the range of 28-105 mm and the more common ranges, such as 24-120 mm and 24-105 mm in practice, I feel weak, although at one time I played enough with my Nikon 24-120mm 1: 3.5-5.6D AF Nikkor и Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm 1: 3.5-5.6G SWM VR IF Aspherical. As a result, Tamron 28-105 / 2.8 276D acts as a universal lens with a very attractive range of focal lengths, and even with maximum aperture F / 2.8 over the entire range. In practice, it is difficult to overestimate the ability to use 105mm@F/2.8 for portraiture and 28mm@F/2.8 for indoor use, especially in low light.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

In fact, the Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D presented in this review is not the first lens in the 28-105 / 2.8 class. Prior to this, the company had a Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 176D, which is easily distinguished from the 276D by the red 'Aspherical' lettering. The lenses have the same optical design. Model 276D was produced from 2000 to 2004, and 176D - from 1997 to 2000. There is also a manual Tamron SP Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 176DA.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

The manual for Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D, in which it is designated 'Tamron SPAF 28-105mm F / 2.8 LD Aspherical [IF] (Model 276D)', includes three lenses at once: 266D, 67D and 276D. At first I was even worried, but what if the manufacturer saves not only on paper and layout for instructions, but also on the lenses themselves? But then he reassured himself that these three lenses could be the leaders, the 'Stakhanovists' of their time, that's why the instructions are immediately issued for all three 'brave guys'. I scanned the instructions, you can view and download from this link.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D with hood

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D with hood

Tamron 28-105 / 2.8 276D turned out to be a truly huge lens, using filters with a diameter of 82 mm and a weight of 880 grams, which significantly affects when it is mounted on the camera. Native Nikon ED SWM AF-S Nikkor 28-70mm 1: 2.8D, with a smaller focal length range, weighs even more - 935 grams. The lens is very well assembled, even in spite of its huge trunk, which extends during zooming and consists of two parts - there are no backlashes or any other reason to doubt poor build quality. Although I can find fault with the fact that from the side of the camera mount you can see the lens electronics - boards, wires and cables. The body is made of plastic, although very sturdy.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D with hood

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D with hood

The focus and zoom ring are rubberized. The zoom ring simultaneously serves to switch to the 'Anti-Slip Mode' (from the English 'slip' - 'slip'), which does not allow the lens to spontaneously change the focal length under its own weight. To enable 'Anti-Slip Mode', simply pull the zoom ring towards the camera, while this mode does not lock the focal length of the lens, but simply makes the zoom ring travel tighter. If you turn off the 'Anti-Slip Mode', then the trunk of the lens pops out spontaneously (slides) very easily under its own weight, and the zoom ring begins to rotate more easily. I really liked the 'Anti-Slip Mode', it is really very useful and it is easy to turn it on and off. For active shooting with frequent focal length changes, it is recommended to turn off 'Anti-Slip Mode'.

Designations Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

Designations Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

The lens has a very fast auto focus. The focusing time from MDF to infinity and vice versa is the same as Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm 1: 2.8GN ED. During auto focus, the focus ring rotates and cannot be touched. When you change the focal length, the focus ring extends forward along with the trunk of the lens. In fact, the focus ring is aligned with one of the inner sections of the lens that extend during zooming. During zooming, the front lens does not rotate, and the rear lens moves inside the lens body like a pump, driving air through the inside of the lens and camera.

Designations Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

Designations Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

Focusing is of the internal type, which is very pleasing :). In manual focus mode, the focus ring rotates only a measly 60 degrees, so manual focusing is not very convenient. The minimum focusing distance is achieved at a focal length range of 70-85 mm and is 44 cm. On the lens barrel you can find a focusing distance scale in meters and feet, but there is very little practical use from it. When zooming in on the front of the lens barrel, two rows of numbers become visible, which show the MDF in meters and feet for the set focal length. With these numbers, the trunk of the lens looks much more solid and it seems that the lens can shoot 'super-macro', it's a pity, but it is not :). The maximum magnification ratio is only 1: 4.7 and is achieved at 85mm focal length.

Labels Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

Labels Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

The lens can use the Tamron 1C4FH Japan bayonet hood, which is mounted on special grooves near the front lens of the lens. The hood can be installed in the reverse position for transportation.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D


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.

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) and Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

Nikon AF Nikkor 35-105mm 1: 3.5-4.5 D (MKIII) and Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

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 value F / 22, after which it is fixed by a special small button-lock, which is located to the left of the marks aperture. 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.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D (MKII)

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D (MKII)

As befits a good professional lens, its aperture consists of 9 blades and closes down to f / 22 across the entire focal length range. The petals form regular polygons, which practically correspond to a circle in the out-of-focus area (at least there are no obvious 'nuts' in the out-of-focus area).

Front Lenses Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D (MKII)

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D Front Lenses and Nikon ED AF Nikkor 80-200mm 1: 2.8D (MKII)

Nikolai, who sent me a lens for review, has two similar models, one of them is noticeably worse than the other, because we can say that the image quality with Tamron 28-105 / 2.8 276D can vary greatly depending on the instance.

The lens that I visited on my review pleasantly surprised me and in some cases showed excellent image quality. The only serious drawback that I noticed was a very weak sharpness at the edges and corners of the frame when using 105 mm focal length. Vignetting, distortion and chromatic aberration turned out to be much less serious than I expected. And the best part is that if you close the aperture at least to f / 4.0, then in the center of the frame the lens creates a very sharp image across the entire focal length range. And also - the lens holds very well in side and backlight. When shooting, in some situations, the lens did not see the sun in the frame at all. But, of course, small and large glare can still be obtained :). As for me, this lens has a pretty interesting 'pattern'.

Here link to the archive with the originals - 969 MB, 69 photos in .NEF format (RAW) from the Nikon camera D700 (FX). Pictures in the gallery without processing - just a smaller camera JPEG.

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D on ZK

Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D on ZK Nikon AF N8008S

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:

Canon

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
  2. Canon Lens RF 24-70 mm F2.8 L IS USMsince August 2019

Nikon

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

Tokina (for different mounts)

  1. Tokina AT-X AF 28-70 mm 1: 2.8 (Tokina AT-X 270 AF)
  2. Tokina AT-X PRO AF 28-70 mm 1: 2.6-2.8 (or 1: 2.8, Tokina AT-X 270 AF PRO)
  3. Tokina AT-X PRO AF 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
  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 Asince February 2017
  10. Sigma 24-70mm 1: 2.8 DG DN Asince November 2019

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 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 F / 2.8 Di III RXD Model A036, only for Sony E / FE

Sony

Sony / Minolta A mount:

  1. Konica Minolta AF Zoom 28-75 mm 1: 2.8 (32) D
  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 *

Sony E-mount:

  1. Sony FE 2.8 /24-70 GM (G, SEL2470GM)

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

Angénieux

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

Panasonic

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

Catalog of modern Tamron lenses can look at this link.

In the comments, you can ask a question on the topic and they will answer you, as well as you can express your opinion or describe your experience. For the selection of photographic equipment, I recommend large catalogs, for example E-Catalog. Many little things for the photo can be found on AliExpress.


Results

The Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D has indeed proven itself to be one of the highest quality professional lenses, as evidenced by the letters 'SP' (Super Performance) on its body and showed a very high quality level of assembly, and most importantly - good level of image quality. Overall, I was very pleased with this lens, and its maximum aperture of F / 2.8 can be used for a number of photographic tasks. Apparently the aspherical and 'Tamron LD' glass elements are doing their job well :).

The material was prepared by Arkady Shapoval. My Youtube channeland Radozhiva's group on Facebook и VK.

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Comments: 153, on the topic: Review of Tamron SP AF Aspherical LD ​​[IF] 28-105mm 1: 2.8 276D

  • Andrij

    Dear friends, good day! Facing the vibrator of the universal lens for Nikon D610. I select between the model Tamron AF 28-75mm f / 2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical. I ask for your help and instructions. Crazy!

    • Roman

      If you are not embarrassed by the weight and size of the filter (82 mm) and you can check the copy before selling - 28-105 is very good. Most likely, you will be sold a bad copy. 28-75 is smaller, lighter and more likely to find normal.

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