hjanssen's reviews

  • Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical IF SP AF

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharp, fast focussing, cheap, weight
    zoomlock, plastic construction

    I recntly bought this lens as a temperary one for my D700, but the IQ convinced me to keep it as permant, at least till some other things are bought for FX camera's.

    Even on iso 25600 the combination(D700) will fpocus correct and fast, this is realy dark.

    The focus is nearly as fast as on my Nikkor AFS 17-55, but a lot faster as other screwdriver AF lenses. Sometimes it seems that the AF is a little off through the short focus rotation, but it only seems, never found any proof on a pic.

    reviewed March 3rd, 2009 (purchased for $250)
  • Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di VC USD SP AF

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    light, sharp, quick af
    easy to operate the two switches(AF and VC) unitenditly

    I bought this lens to replace a 70-200 and 80-400 for holidays on a D700 and I was very much surprised by the sharpness, quick AF and tha ability to AF in dark curcomstances. I took pics at a house concert and the combination never refused to focus and it was really dark there. I think lens sensetive to back light as a 70-200.

    reviewed October 31st, 2011 (purchased for $400)