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Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD
8.6 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 8
8.0

Great . . . but . . .

Robert T, B&H Photo
22 November 2015
  • Excerpt: Lens performs well. Have only used it a few times. So far, very sharp. Filter rotating ring rattles, however. This is the ring that allows the use of a polarizer (rotation) with the hood in place. The ring is NOT a snug fit and if you shake the lens a bit, it rattles.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Noisy Loose Filter Ring
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Overall 8
8.0

The optical quality of this lens is excellent. I use it on an Sony alpha 99 ...

Michael Heneghan, Amazon
20 August 2015
  • Summary: The optical quality of this lens is excellent. I use it on an Sony alpha 99 and had read before I bought it that it is compatible with the depth map autofocus but I did not find that the case. In autofocus mode there is a lot of hunting, however, for macro I use it in manual mode and it is great.
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Overall 8
8.0

A solid value

Bill Fink, Amazon
10 May 2015
  • Summary: Capable, sturdy long reach macro. Doesn't auto focus with my D5100 or D5300, but I didn't expect it to. A nice value. Still haven't had the chance to put it through its paces.
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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

User Review

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Tn_Mark, Adorama
15 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Happy Mistake

Anthony L, B&H Photo
10 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I had this on my wish-list & confused it with another for a specific purpose - I stuffed up & got the wrong lens at double the price of what I was going to spend! Anyway...The lens is actually good - constructed well, unlike lenses of 25 years ago, this Tamron is sharp, tho fully-open it's not like...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
  • Cons: Not very fast
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Pleased with this lens

barrel rider, B&H Photo
1 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I purchased this lens after reading every review I could find.(big help) The four stars are because of the focus slow speed only. One reviewer recommended prefocusing when possible great tid bit. The size. weight, image quality, mechanical quality meet my limited needs.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

A nice lens for the price

TDavis1208, Amazon
27 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

Great Value

Crazyaboutnature, B&H Photo
20 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens because I did not want to put out the cash that the other name brand lenses were charging. The reviews are correct on this, the lens is sharp as a tack and the bokeh is very smooth. As others have stated, the lens has some issue focusing in auto mode..
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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