Tamron SP AF 60mm F2 Di II LD (IF) A-mount lens review by glehmann
|glehmann#11735 date: Mar-19-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 17-50 F/2.8|
Sony 35 F/1.8
Sigma 70-300 OS
Good working distance at 1:1
Doesn't extend when focusing
Direct focus override
Works great as a portrait lens
|negative:||Focus ring is a bit stiff and as some play|
Not actually F/2.0 when focusing closely
Some exposure problems when stopping down
|comment:||This is a fantastic lens!|
This is the sharpest lens I've used. And this is the quietest lest I've ever used too - significantly quieter than the Sigma 17-70. Coupled with the smooth AF, it makes a great lens for video.
The lens is made of plastic, but this is ok in my opinion, as it probably help to keep the weight low.
I'm having two problems with that lens though:
* I had to adjust the AF by +10 on my A77 to get sharp results. This would have been a deal breaker with a camera with no AF adjustment
* The shots tend to be overexposed when stopping down. I guess this is related to the lens not actually be F/2.0 when focussing closely, even though the camera think it is, thus messing up the exposure computation.