A subjective look at Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ Canon EOS 5D. Part 2 — Resistance to Flares

The resistance of the lens to flares without dedicated petal lens hood is not especially good. Series of green artefacts often appear at the widest end but can be also obtained with increasing of the focal length. Usually they are not large but unfortunately intense and can be easily noticed. Sometimes the artefacts appear even when the sun is located outside the frame. However the overall contrast always remains good.

Karadag Nature Reserve, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/320 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 28mm, F/9
Karadag Nature Reserve, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/320 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 28mm, F/9
Karadag Nature Reserve, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/320 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 28mm, F/9
Khan's Palace, Bakhchysarai, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/200 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 28mm, F/7.1
Khan's Palace, Bakhchysarai, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/200 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 28mm, F/7.1
One of the towers of the Genoese fortress, Sudak, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/320 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 44mm, F/9
Turtle Lake on the way to the summit of Mount Ai-Petri, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/60 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 28mm, F/4

Summary: this lens will «willingly» spoil the pictures taken in the conditions when the sun is near the edge of the frame, or even a bit beyond. Try not to shoot against the sun, and certainly never put it in the frame.

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