Tamron AF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 IF

(8 customer reviews)

Tamron AF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 IF is a camera glass that can be used with different camera mounts. It allows you to zoom from 28mm to 105mm, making it a versatile photographic lens for different situations. The lens has both autofocus and manual focus options, giving you more control over your shots.

The lens has multiple glass elements with a lens coating that helps reduce glare and improve image quality. It also has a variable aperture, which means that the aperture size changes depending on the zoom level. This can affect the amount of light that enters the lens and can impact the bokeh or the quality of the out-of-focus areas in your photos.

The build quality of the lens is good, and it can last for a long time with proper care. It was manufactured some time ago, so it may not have the latest features found in newer lenses. However, it is still a reliable option for those who want a budget-friendly lens.

In terms of resolution, the lens can produce sharp images, although some distortion may be noticeable at the edges of the frame. Overall, Tamron AF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 IF is a good option for those who want a versatile lens for their full-frame camera. There are other alternatives available in the market, but this lens can provide good value for your money.

– Good value for the price
– Better than kit lens
– Smooth auto-focus
– Lightweight and easy to carry
– Flexible in different shooting situations
– Bright daylight pictures come out well

– Dusk and dawn photos can be a bit dark
– Clarity could be a bit sharper in some instances

Overall, the Tamron AF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 IF camera lens provides great value for the price. It is a versatile lens that works well in bright daylight, has smooth auto-focus, and is lightweight and easy to carry. However, it can struggle in low light situations and could be a bit sharper in certain instances. Nonetheless, if you’re on a budget and are looking for an upgrade from your kit lens, this lens is definitely worth considering.

Optical design

Has 6 aperture blades, this number of blades are commonly used. Having rounded blades provides out of focus circle shape closer to a circle.

Physical characteristics

73 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag. Weights 305 grams so plan ahead, carry only if really necessary. With a lens filter diameter of 62 mm you are one step from the next standard filter size, buy step-up ring and bigger filter you may want to use a step-up ring and 67 or 77mm filter.

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8 reviews for Tamron AF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 IF

  1. allphotolenses.com

    2.0 allphotolenses.com user rated as 3.8/5

  2. Ebay.com

    Ebay.com rated as 4.67/5

  3. dyxum.com

    11 dyxum.com user rated as 4.09/5

  4. lens-club.ru

    3 lens-club.ru user rated as 4.13/5

  5. Ebay.com Sep 13, 2015

    A budget lens that ‘punches above its weight’ in performance. Great value! I recently purchased a Pentax Kx DSLR camera body without a lens and wanted a “kit”-type zoom lens for it. The camera would have originally come with an 18-55mm Pentax lens, which I already have and keep on a different Pentax body, so I decided to look at other, less expensive options. This Tamron lens appealed to me because it has a little greater telephoto reach, almost double that of the 18-55mm and a bit longer than most other lenses in its class, which generally range between 28-70 and and 28-80mm. Being a fairly slow lens at 4.0-5.6, I had only modest expectations for its performance, but was pleasantly surprised to find it delivers well beyond the stated numbers, or to use a boxing metaphor, it punches above its weight.

    The lens has a fairly wide diameter with a 62mm filter/lens cap size, which is much wider than any other lens I own. It seems this lets in a good bit more light for overall brighter images and better low light performance. The zoom and focus rings move smoothly with just enough resistance to feel precise and with no lens creep to speak of. Autofocus is snappy with minimal hunting, and best of all, it actually focuses on the right things, which is more than I can say for some of the other lenses I own. Overall, images are very sharp and most have a pleasing bokeh to them. While it is not a true macro lens, it does do decent close-up work in a pinch. The lens is lightweight, owing to its plastic construction, but it doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy. It does have a metal mount on the base, which adds to the feel of quality construction. It also feels nicely balanced on the camera–not too heavy and not too light. The lens only extends an extra inch at full zoom, so it doesn’t look like a bazooka on the end of the camera.

    This lens can also be found in a Pentax-branded version with minor cosmetic differences. I have also seen speculation that the Pentax version may have that manufacturer’s proprietary SMC coatings on the lens elements but nothing to definitively confirm that point. Performance is basically identical between the two brands. If you’re looking for an affordable, general purpose “walking around” lens with a little extra telephoto reach, this is an excellent choice and a good value for a second-hand lens in the sub-$50 range.

  6. Ebay.com Jan 28, 2023

    Great lens, good fast focus, sharp images, hard to beat the value Great lens, good fast focus, sharp images, hard to beat the value. Just make sure you get the hood with it as getting hard to come by them and needed to reduce flare & increase contrast.

  7. Ebay.com Jun 27, 2016

    Good walk around and travel lens Light weight and good to travel with, photo is sharp, focus is pretty fast and accurate.

    The lens is not very fast but good for general usage.

  8. Ebay.com Jun 12, 2013

    Definite value for the dollar. I purchased this product to have a better lens than the kit 55 for the Pentax. I am please with the functionality, smooth auto-focus, and flexibility to situations. Bright daylight pictures function well, but dusk and dawn are a bit dark. The clarity is better than the kit lens, but could be a tad sharper in some instances. The lightweight lens makes for an easier carry. For the price, this lens is completely worth it.

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