Tamron SP AF 180mm F3.5 Di LD IF A-mount lens review by AlphaMan
|AlphaMan#7951 date: Sep-7-2010|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 50/2.8 macro|
Minolta 100/2.8 macro
|negative:||no focus limiter|
|comment:||The only faults are the focus hunting and lack of a focus limiter.|
This isn't a real issue for macro work as manual focus is preferred.
This is an excellent macro lens and very useful for isolating subjects from their background and for shy insects, etc.
It is also a wonderful portrait lens for that tightly cropped look.
I wanted one for years and am now very pleased to have one.
Works beautifully on my A700 and A900 producing lovely images. It can easily apparently miss-focus at the widest aperture, however this is a depth of field/handling issue not a quality one. Not a lens for the inexperienced.