Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro A-mount lens review by MVKregg
|MVKregg#10831 date: Jan-11-2013|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 70-300 non-G|
|price paid:||780 USD|
|positive:||Built well, good color, IQ, bokeh and contrast, especially for the price.|
Good close focus. Can double for a macro in a pinch.
I like the manual focus lock-out
|negative:||Slow and unreliable autofocus for anything that is moving beyond a crawl|
The huge and gaudy hood looks like you are trying to compensate for something.
Tripod mount can get in the way when shooting hand-held (but comes off easily if you want to leave it home).
|comment:||Great for outdoor portraits & indoor candid shots; terrible for sporting events. If you need fast and reliable autofocus to get the shot, this ain't your lens. Because I bought it for composed pictures and portraits, I've been relatively pleased, but every now and then . . .|