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Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD
8.8 out of 10

Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD

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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome manual focus macro lens

Tn_Mark, Adorama
16 November 2014
  • Excerpt: The 180mm focal length is perfect for small moving subjects because you're far enough away with this lens not to bother them. The image quality like most macro lenses is outstanding. The sharpness of the lens is impressive even wide open a f/3.5.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

A nice lens for the price

TDavis1208, Amazon
28 July 2014
  • Summary: After shooting with my 105 mm I wanted to add another one to my collection. I found shooting with this lens I had to give it a few tries before I actually was satisfied with my images unlike my other one. The subtle drawback for me is the slow, automatic focus.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does what it's supposed to

psittacid, Adorama
29 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this lens mostly for insects, especially dragonflies and butterflies. It produce sharp images. It is easy to switch from autofucus to manual; this is important to me because autofocus is usually only approximates the exact plane of focus I want - no fault of the lens, it's macro photography...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Product as explained

Abhijeet, Adorama
7 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Use this for macro photography. Since the focal length is 180 also good for portrait
  • Pros: Great image quality, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Lens

Molly S. Pratt "Molly S Pratt", Amazon
1 June 2012
  • Summary: I think this is an o k lens, I'm not sure why some of my photos are blurry. I'm an amateur so what do I know. I would recommend this to anyone looking for this type lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic lens/value

scurveedog, Adorama
4 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Aside from slow auto focus I think this lens is near superb. Tack sharp images at all apertures, beautiful smooth bokeh at larger aps. I've used this lens now for over 5 years with my canon 5d (and now my 5d mk3) and I smile every time I reach for it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow auto focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Affordable long macro for the masses

TL, Adorama
2 April 2012
  • Excerpt: This is a great long macro lens for Sony users who can't, and won't spend over $2K for the extremely rare Minolta Maxxum 200mm f4 macro.This is a true bargain.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Tamron 180mm macro review

Jeffrey S. Zaller, Amazon
14 November 2011
  • Summary: Sharp, easy to focus, allows closeups from a significant distance. Heavy, requiring a tripod for most exposures. Instructions could be better written.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good working distance, AF with Canon doesnt really sync...

SterlingWT, Amazon
2 November 2011
  • Summary: This is a very good lens for macro and working in a studio setup, however don't count on the autofocus to work very well. I have a Canon 100mm macro and love it. The AF works reasonably well 50% of the time when shooting in a well lit area.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Nice lens

rreactive, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Very nice lens. Expensive but usually the best stuff if. It's a lot heavier than I had expected but comes with its own tripod mount, of which is very recommended. Not the sharpest lens I've used but very acceptable photos and does a good job with macro, enabling the photographer to keep a good...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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