Late last year, I made a big business decision and that was to sell my Canon 24-70mm lens in order to purchase the Canon 24mm f/1.4L lens.  I knew I still needed a standard zoom in my bag, but just couldn’t justify keeping such an expensive lens hanging around when I was shooting mostly with prime lenses.  So I did some research and decided to purchase my first third party lens, the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8.

I’ve been using this lens more and more recently and have really come to rely on it in many different situations.  It is great for both weddings and pet sessions.  The image quality is great and the colors it renders are beautiful.  The more I use this lens, the more I love it.  While it will never beat out my beloved prime lenses, this zoom is no joke.  And for less than half the cost of the Canon version, it’s really a steal!

A friend recently asked me for a lens recommendation and this was the lens I told her about.  It’s versatile, light-weight, and beautiful.  I couldn’t ask for much more out of a standard zoom.  It has become a reliable part of my lens lineup and rarely disappoints me.  It’s great when I need a large focal range in a short period of time, like processionals during a wedding or when I’m working with an active pet.  With a fixed aperture of f/2.8, it is fast, sharp wide open, and provides beautiful bokeh.  Please check out some of my favorite images taken with this lens below.

Wedding images above shot as an assistant to Paige Winn Photo + Carolina Photosmith.