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

reviewer#44539 date: Jun-27-2020
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sony FE 70-200 f2.8 GM
price paid:£1300 (new)
positive:Fast accurate smooth AF, as good as it gets.
Top notch IQ as good as first party option.
Compact and light. Great travel/hiking companion.
negative:Lack of controls on the lens. Would be nice if they at least gave AF/MF switch.
comment:I don't really consider 180mm and lack OS as a negative.
I am happy to trade these for keeping the lens as compact as it is.

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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