Tamron SP AF 180mm F3.5 Di LD IF A-mount lens review by Hotdog
|Hotdog#9881 date: Feb-4-2012|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 150 macro Canon fit|
Good image quality
Not too heavy
Fiddly manual focus on Sony
|comment:||I have been using this lens extensively now and have to say I am very impressed with it!|
. Compared to a Sigma 150 macro i used when I was on the dark side ( Canon) I find it quite similar. The weight and reach are not that different although the Tamron hood is huge.
The autofocus is not as bad as some make out. I think if you have used a variety of macro lenses than you soon realise that "they all do that sir" is true. The manual focus is excellent its just a shame its a two stage clunky affair on a Sony.
Optically is is very sharp even when wide open. and the bokeh is superb
Due to the length and weight I prefer to use it on a monopod as opposed to hand held.