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Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens for Nikon Z Review

Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 Lens for Nikon Z Review

As photographers, we are always on the lookout for versatile, high-performing lenses that can keep up with our creative demands. The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens for Nikon Z mount is a strong contender in the standard zoom lens category, offering a compelling combination of image quality, fast aperture, and compact design. In this comprehensive review, we will delve into the features and performance of this lens to help you decide if it’s the right choice for your Nikon Z mirrorless camera.

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Design and Build Quality

The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 G2 lens is remarkably compact and lightweight for a fast-aperture standard zoom, measuring just 119.8mm in length and weighing a mere 550g. This makes it an ideal choice for photographers who value portability without compromising on image quality. The lens features a moisture-resistant construction and a fluorine coating on the front element, providing added protection against the elements and making it easier to clean.

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Optical Performance

One of the standout features of the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 G2 is its exceptional optical performance. The lens incorporates 17 elements in 15 groups, including two LD (Low Dispersion) and two GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) elements. This advanced optical design effectively minimises aberrations and distortions, resulting in sharp, detailed images from edge to edge, even at wide-open apertures. The fast F2.8 constant maximum aperture allows for excellent low-light performance and beautiful background blur (bokeh), making this lens a great choice for portrait, event, and low-light photography.

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Autofocus Performance

The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 G2 features a VXD (Voice-coil eXtreme-torque Drive) linear motor autofocus system, which delivers fast, quiet, and precise focusing. This advanced AF system ensures accurate tracking of moving subjects and smooth focus transitions during video recording. The lens also boasts an impressive minimum focusing distance of just 0.18m at the wide end, allowing for creative close-up shots with a unique perspective.

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Versatility

With its 28-75mm focal range, this lens covers wide-angle to short telephoto perspectives, making it an incredibly versatile option for a wide range of shooting situations. Whether you’re capturing landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, events, or everyday moments, the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 G2 lens has you covered. Its compact size and lightweight design also make it an excellent choice for travel photography, as it won’t weigh you down or take up too much space in your camera bag.

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Customisation and Compatibility

The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 G2 lens is compatible with the Tamron Lens Utility software, which allows users to customise various functions of the lens, such as focus settings and the control button’s function. This level of customisation enables photographers to tailor the lens’s performance to their specific needs and preferences. The lens is fully compatible with all Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, ensuring seamless integration with the latest camera technology.

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The Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III VXD G2 lens for Nikon Z mount is a highly impressive standard zoom lens that offers excellent image quality, fast aperture, and a compact design. Its versatility, autofocus performance, and customisation options make it a compelling choice for photographers of all levels, from enthusiasts to professionals. Whether you’re attending the Cambridge Photography Show or capturing memories around the city, this lens is sure to become a valuable addition to your Nikon Z camera kit.

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Tamron 28 75mm F2.8 Di III VXD G2 Nikon Z

As we look forward to the upcoming Cambridge Photography Week, the Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8 G2 lens serves as a reminder of the incredible advancements in lens technology and the exciting possibilities they bring to our photographic journeys. Be sure to visit Campkins Cameras to experience this lens firsthand and explore the wide range of photographic equipment available to help you capture your unique vision.

Owen Howell
Owen Howell
www.campkinscameras.com/

Owen Howell is a highly respected camera reviewer at Cambridge Photography, known for his in-depth knowledge. Born into a family with a rich history in the camera trade, Owen learned the ins and outs of the business from his father, Barry, and grandfather, Tom. As the third-generation owner of Campkins Cameras, Owen has assembled a highly qualified team of practising photographers, collectively boasting over 100 years of experience. When he's not reviewing the latest gear or sharing his expertise with fellow enthusiasts, you can reach Owen and his team via live chat on the Campkins Cameras website, by emailing sales@campkinscameras.com, or by calling 01223 368087.

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