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

reviewer#9038 date: May-20-2011
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 50mm f/2.8 macro
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di macro
price paid:650 USD
Easy to MF
negative:No focus limiter
Slow AF (what do you expect from a mcro lens
The tamron plasticky feel
comment:this is a big brother to my much loved tammy 90mm macro. It is as sharp, not too heavy, and in my opinion, is designed for MF. It is a poor man's Mino 200f/4, but I am not sure that I am missing anything.

A fantastic investment.

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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