Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD E-mount lens review by Hezu

reviewer#44532 date: Jun-6-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma EX 70-200 1:2.8 II Macro HSM
Minolta AF 70-210 F4
Sony FE 4.5-5.6/70-300 G OSS
(+ other lenses with vastly different focal lengths)
price paid:1 489 €
positive:+ Light and compact for F/2.8 lens
+ Fast and accurate AF
+ Good image quality
+ F2.8
negative:- No optical stabilization
- No controls on the lens apart from zoom lock
- Not possible to use with teleconverters
- 180 mm tele-end might feel tad short at times
comment:Affordable (but not exactly cheap) option for a short, fast telephoto zoom. It might feel bit plasticy and spartan in physical features, but image quality is good and compared to any 70-200 mm F2.8 lens this is very light and compact.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 5
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.20
  • distortion: 4.80
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.80
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