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

reviewer#9766 date: Jan-8-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:
missing
price paid:Gift
positive:Tack sharp
Focus down to 1:1
Lightweight
Full time manual focus
Fast F2.0
negative:All plastic construction
APSC only
comment:Got this lens for Christmas so I could convert some old 2x2 sides to digits. Worked well with light table to convert the slides. Very sharp with accurate colors. Took it out today for the first time for some field shots. Really impressed with the overall sharpness of the lens. Plan on using it as my portrait lens for some event shoots. Was also pleasantly surprised that this lens has a built in focus motor and does not rely on the camera's screw drive. IMO this leads to a faster focusing 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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