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

reviewer#9713 date: Dec-24-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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:Minolta 70-210 F4 Beercan
price paid:699 euro
Huge focus ring,
Strong build,
negative:Needs lots of practice,
comment:Not the most easy lens to use for macro but after a lot of practice and dissapointments it will deliver razor sharp macro's
The 180mm makes it possible to shoot insects without scaring them.
The body is heavy and strong, not much plastic, mostly metal.
I`ve concidered a lot of lensen and I `m happy with my choice for the Tamron 180mm

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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