Tamron SP AF 180mm F3.5 Di LD IF A-mount lens review by Okapi

reviewer#2764 date: Sep-22-2007
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:KM 100macro
KM 50macro
price paid:900$
positive:Sharp as never
Very good focus ring
negative:The weight after a long time
comment:This lens is a must to have for insects, and very usable with the 3600flash and a Lumiquest bounce, it is a good idea to make such a big focusing ring, and so fine for a precise macro with the rubber grip on it.
I've just made an adapter for the flash Sony HVL-MT24AM Macro Twin Flash with the 49mm ring and an old filter screw, goes perfect.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 38
  • sharpness: 4.78
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 4.29
  • distortion: 4.74
  • flare control: 4.42
  • overall: 4.58
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