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8.9 out of 10

Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD

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Overall 6

Painfully slow autofocus

Marc R. Feldesman ""photo and computer ge..., Amazon
13 June 2011
  • Summary: This is my first non-Nikon lens and I'm sorry I bought it. While the lens is OK, the focus mechanism is incredibly, painfully, agonizingly slow. The focus mechanism must make three full revolutions to go from closeup to infinity, stopping and stuttering all the way, and passing the focus point until you attempt a second squeeze at the focus. I'm shooting with a Nikon D700 body and I'm accustomed to near instant focus with the high end Nikon lenses.
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Overall 6

Good lens, slow to focus

BB 2010, B&H Photo
10 August 2010
  • Excerpt: This lens takes great pictures but is slow to focus and searches for its subject. For the money I think it is worth it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 6

So far so good

Butterfly photog, B&H Photo
29 July 2008
  • Excerpt: I am an amateur photographer and have just started testing the lens both for extreme closeups of natural objects and some distance shots. I like the close-up results very much, but I find it is not as sharp as I'd like it to be on the long-distance photos, but it might be my lack of practice with a heavy lens.
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