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

reviewer#9856 date: Jan-27-2012
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:Sigma 70 f2.8 macro.
Minolta 50 f1.7
Sony 35 f1.8
Tamron 17-50 f2.8
Tamron 70-300 usd
Minolta 35-105-n
Minolta 35-70 f4
price paid:349 Euro (new)
Fast Autofocus!
Internal focus
Full manual overide for focus
negative:Can hunt sometimes in low light.
Gave a 4 for build qual because of al the plastic.
comment:(Please forgive my English as it is not my native language)

I realy like this lens,
It is fast (F2) and produces nice sharp images from f2 and shines from f2.8 and up on mine A580.

The autofocus did suprise me, i tought it would be slower but it is realy fast. Also it has internal focus, fulltime manual focus override and and a internal focus motor (a plus as i like to use contrast af over Phase detect af)

I like the fact that it has a 55mm filter thread, just like many sony/ minolta lensen.

Maby it could use a focus limiter swich because it can hunt a bit in low light but i don't mind.

I gave it a 4 for build quality because it feels a bit cheap after holding the Sigma 70.

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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