A subjective look at Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ Canon EOS 5D. Part 4 — Bokeh. Close-up Shooting

The lens does not exhibit any impressive background blur. In my opinion the blur is neither pleasant nor nervous. It can be described as neutral.

Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/320 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/2.8
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/3200 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/2.8
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/2000 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 67mm, F/2.8
The fisherman on the seafront of Yalta, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/100 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/3.5
The 'babushka' on the seafront of Yalta, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 400, 1/125 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 63mm, F/4.5
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 200, 1/400 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 63mm, F/2.8
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 200, 1/125 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 63mm, F/5
The lady on the seafront of Yalta, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 400, 1/200 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/5
Ivan Fedorovich, the guide, Crimea. Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/320 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 60mm, F/7.1
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/100 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/3.5
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/250 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/5.6
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 1600, 1/80 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/3.2
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

Out-of-focus highlights are not evenly rendered and have an onion-like structure. However their form remains circular not only wide open but also with closing of the aperture by 1 or 2 stops.

Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 800, 1/50 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 37mm, F/3.5
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 200, 1/125 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/4

Despite the fact that the lens contains the word Macro in its name this zoom is not a true macro lens. It provides the magnification ratio of 1:4 at focal length of 75 mm and minimum focusing distance. It’s up to you to decide whether this magnification ratio is good enough for your purposes or not.

Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 200, 1/250 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/2.8
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/125 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/4
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/1250 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/2.8
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 800, 1/125 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/4
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/125 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/4
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/125 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 75mm, F/4
Canon EOS 5D @ ISO 100, 1/125 sec. Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro A09 @ 60mm, F/5
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