Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD
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Awesome manual focus macro lens
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.
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.
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
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.
Good working distance, AF with Canon doesnt really sync...
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.
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...