A Look at the Versatile and Affordable Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD G2 Lens

A 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is the workhorse of choice for a wide variety of genres, offering a useful focal length range in tandem with a wide maximum aperture. However, most such lenses are quite expensive. Tamron's 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD G2 is about half the price of first-party options, and this excellent video review takes a look at the kind of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Stefan Malloch, this great video review takes a look at the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III G2 RXD lens. I was a big fan of the original version of this lens when I reviewed it. It really exemplifies Tamron's new philosophy of making smart compromises to produce lenses that are functional, versatile, portable, and most importantly, affordable. Of course, the most obvious compromise you will see in this particular lens is the loss of 4mm on the wide end. Certainly, there are situations where you might miss that, but it's worth remembering that you can get the 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD to complement the 28-75mm, and the total price of the two will only be about the price of a single first-party 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Check out the video above for Malloch's full thoughts on the lens. 

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4 Comments
AJ Mast's picture

All the links/references in your post are to the original version, not the new Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III VXD G2 that is actually being reviewed in the video.

Alex Cooke's picture

Oh shoot, thank you.

charles hoffman's picture

this is the world's best "kit lens"

if i wanted one lens to cover 95 percent of shooting for 95 percent of photographers, this is the one

Manny Robalino's picture

My favorite lens, hands down.
Yes, primes are better but for 90% of my shoots, this is the one.