Tamron SP AF 60mm F2 Di II LD (IF) A-mount lens review by elban

reviewer#7059 date: Mar-12-2010
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 own this lens
compared to:min 50 1.4 rs
min 135 2.8
price paid:470 eur new
positive:sharp
f2.0
internal focus
compact
quiet and fast af (for a macro)
full time manual focus
bokeh
contrast/colour good at all apertures
negative:no focus limiter
not full frame, but I've read it almost is
comment:it's a very enjoyable lens!
it has that f2 which makes it very flexible.
about IQ, sharpness is very good at f2 and excellent from f2.8.
of course at f2 it is not as good as the other (macro) lenses at f2.8, but it's not fair to compare it like that.
at f2.8 it is excellent and I believe as good as the other macros.
the thing is: it's nice to have the option of f2 for portraits and low light.
it's a pity there is no focus limiter, but it focuses very fast for a macro so it might not be needed in most cases.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 28
  • sharpness: 4.89
  • color: 4.89
  • build: 4.32
  • distortion: 4.86
  • flare control: 4.89
  • overall: 4.77
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