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

reviewer#44504 date: May-1-2020
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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:have 90mm tamron macro but use this most of time as do not need to be so close to subject esp insects
price paid:£300 2nd hand boxed
positive:sharp, well built, filter ring
large size filters
comment:better for using at distance esp when trying to photograph insects than 90mm macro, Better on A99ii than A65 due in camera limiter otherwise hunts for focus.

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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