Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di USD A-mount lens review by sonysnob

reviewer#43014 date: Feb-14-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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 DT 35mm f1.8
Sony DT 50mm f1.8
Sony DT 16-50mm f2.8
price paid:650 CAD
positive:Very sharp lens, not too heavy for a full frame lens, great build quality. I very much like the focal length, particularly on a crop sensor.
negative:I don't find this lens focuses quickly on autofocus, it is prone to hunting. Some fringing is sometimes visible, it is correctable in post. My copy needed a micro-adjustment.
comment:I like this lens for it's sharpness, I just wished that autofocus was more responsive on it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 3
  • sharpness: 4.33
  • color: 4.33
  • build: 4.67
  • distortion: 4.67
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.40
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