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

reviewer#44196 date: Dec-14-2018
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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 105mm F/2.8
Minolta 50mm F/3.5
Tamron 90mm F/2.8
price paid:150 USD
Tripod Mount
AF-D works as well as range limiter
negative:Slow Focus- as expected
comment: This lens is very sharp. I am grateful to have acquired it for $150 USD in like new condition. AF-D and the distance limiter on the A99 work well with this Tamron optic. It has proven itself an excellent portrait lens and is well built. It can produce CA in some situations, but nothing that can't be easily corrected.

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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