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

reviewer#8871 date: Apr-4-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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 100mm f2.8 macro RS
Minolta 50mm f1.7
Sony 35mm f1.8 SAM
price paid:500 USD (new)
positive:Sharp
Fast
Build quality
negative:None yet, maybe price
comment:I *LOVE* this lens. It has a wide comfortable focus ring with smooth action, creamy bokeh, fast aperture, quick focus, easy AF/MF switch and takes DAMN good pictures. I'm not sure what there is to dislike. Caveat: I have never shot with any of the 85mm wonders, but I've used a ton of a-mount lenses and this one just feels great. This may be my favorite lens. Only time will tell.

2016-10-06:

FYI: After years, this is *still* my all-time favorite lens!

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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