Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro A-mount lens review by boyzone
|boyzone#9708 date: Dec-21-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|price paid:||580 USD (used)|
|negative:||Front glass easy to get dusting.|
|comment:||IQ for F2.8 is very soft. Need to step down to F4 for sharp image.|
Bokeh is good across the range with F4 aperture.
push pull focusing mode is not applicable in Alpha SLR, but is very useful for me to turn the camera from horizontal to vertical when I hold on it (follow to turn):)
Manage to get another used copy at USD420.
IQ for this copy is sharp at 2.8. Corner image is very sharp across the range with wide open into APS-C system.
Is a very good lens for portrait. If u are not enough budget to bring 70-200G, this is the lens can fulfill u on the IQ.
Side by side compared with 70-200G, Sharpness from Tamron lens is sharper than G with wide open. Now I totally rule out to bring in 70-200G to replace this 3rd party lens.