Tamron 28-75 2.8 First Impressions

Today was the first day I really got a chance to try out my newest lens. The Tamron 28-75. I was hoping that this lens would be quite robust because of it's focal range and fast aperture. With a minimum focusing distance of .33 meters, I was looking forward to playing with some close up shots. Thankfully this lens did not disappoint. It feels quite solid, and is noticeably heavier than my 17-50, though not unpleasantly so. I noticed that in aperture priority mode, it tends to overexpose a little much for my taste, but I was tremendously pleased with the sharpness as well as color of this lens. The focusing is reasonably quick and accurate, and the zoom ring feels fine, though nothing special. For the price, this lens has delivered excellent image quality and I have no major complaints. There will be more testing to come, but so far this lens is looking like a keeper.