Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD E-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 3   
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.
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 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.
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.
reviews found: 3   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 4.33
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 4.87

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