Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD E-mount lens review by KS56

reviewer#45556 date: Jul-29-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Sony 70-200, f2.8
price paid:1200 USD
positive:Small and light
Fast and accurate AF
Sharp corner to corner
Good CA control
Great bokeh
Competitively priced
Good close up performance and hidden “macro mode”
67mm filter thread
negative:No OS
No matching TC
comment:Absolutely love this lens! Perfect for portraits and a great general purpose traveling lens. Extremely sharp even wide open at 180mm. Slightly softer at the shorter focal length. Auto focus is fast and precise, and eye focus works perfectly with my Sony a7iii. This completes my Tamron f2.8 zoom lens trilogy.

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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