Flash Gorden's reviews

  • Sony 28-75mm f/2.8 SAM SAL-2875

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    Not to heavy - very sharp at all focal lengths and corner to corner at all focal lengths
    Very difficult to find the critical focus to attain the potential of the lens

    I wanted a prime 45mm for use on the Sony a-900 and was unable to find one .

    I checked the SLR GEAR lens tests for the Tamron 28-75 mm zoom and I was very impressed .

    I also discovered that the Tamron 28-75 mm f2.8 crosses the zero distortion very near to it's 45mm setting , so I decided to Buy the lens .

    The lens will focus , probably as well as any when using the autofocus mode .

    My problem is that I want very exact focus near the end of the format , and this does not offer any focus sensor so far fron the center of the frame .

    For a zoom lens I believe this lens is performing as well or even with more IQ than most prime lenses , even wide open it amazes .

    reviewed November 22nd, 2011 (purchased for $699)