Tamron SP AF 180mm F3.5 Di LD IF A-mount lens review by Brokenman808

reviewer#6514 date: Dec-4-2009
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 180mm Macro
Minolta 200mm Macro
Tamron 90mm
price paid:$600
positive:Great distance, just as sharp as 90mm, Sharp, great bokeh
negative:AF is slow but to be expected
comment:This lens rocks! Love the extra working distance with this lens. This lens is solid, sharp and bokeh is buttery smooth. I have the 90mm as well and the 180mm is every bit as wonderful. It is a little heavy but not to difficult to work with. A limiter would have been nice. Bottome line, this is a great lens. Your macros will thank you for this.

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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