The facts, man ... just the facts
Fine ... dismiss the facts as you wish ... I just felt it was important to bring it to your attention so you could speak with some authority, when you discuss it with someone else, in the future. As usual, you are entirely welcome to believe the facts as you wish and warp them as needed. I certainly would not want you or anyone to fall back on IGNORANCE as some kind of excuse. Let's remove that and see it for what it is ... your opinion versus the rest of the world.
My friends are the FACTS ... and compelling friends they are too. Regards of whatever "truths" you desire to subscribe to, the facts are still the facts.
The TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) lens is an established fact ... for the past six years. It looks like it is getting even more life, despite YOUR appreciation of that ... FACT.
28-75 in 3-D (<- click here)
Welcome to my world ... ;)
Now, where did I put that extra grand?
You know ... I was, indeed, rummaging around for that extra $1200 I would pay to replace the 28-75mm f/2.8 (18 oz) with a CZ 24-70mm f/2.8 (33 oz)... which, of course, is a tremendous optic. Who would not want one, other than it is substantially heavier than the TAMRON.
So ... guilty as charged, I could not find that extra coin in my wallet. Does that affect this argument. Uh, no. The TAMRON lens is a good "budget" decision and I will not argue that. It is pointless, because when money is involved, there is a significant degree of latitude in the decision-making. You want "bang-for-the-buck" ... the TAMRON wins.
If bucks don't matter ... then, why are you reading this? Carl Zeiss for everybody!