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

reviewer#9587 date: Nov-15-2011
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:30mm SAL Macro
Tamron 17-50
price paid:370 USD (new)
positive:colors
sharpness
weight
negative:none so far
comment:I am much happier with this lens over the 30mm sony. faster auto focus, better bokeh, and good image quality. I also find it much easier to manually focus this lens.

I have used it as a portrait lens also and have gotten some very pleasing results. I thought about getting the 90mm version but since I will be staying with aps-c for the foreseeable future this lens is really great.

I use it as a walkabout lens when I want to get some really nice street shots. The sharpness, accuracy of colors and depth of field gives the images a nice pop.

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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