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

reviewer#7909 date: Aug-31-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 50/1.7
Tamron SP AF 90 F2.8 Di
price paid:
positive:Very good color.
Useful focal length for both Macro and Portrait shotting.
Very sharp in the center on F4 above.
Smooth focusing
negative:Uncomfortable focal ring, too tight!
Focusing is slow.
Not sharp enough on F2.
comment:I used this lens for a whole afternoon, thanks for Tamron's activity.
Generally speaking, this is a good lens and a modern lens, in comparison with my Minolta 50/1.7.
It's color is impressive and it's sharpness is very good on portrait shotting under daylight.
I have rare to add besides the above "Positive" and "Negative".
Just, its current price is a little high (440 EUR in China), and it's hard to find a A-mount copy on Chinese market. If you can afford the price, it's a worth lens to own.

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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