Summary: Works great for my Macro photography. As expected. This is my second Tamron lens. I also have the 150-600mm and love it as well. One slight disappointment was it does not work in auto for my D3300. But that's not a deal beaker for me.
Excerpt: I'm using this Tamron TA18035MAF 180mm f/3.5 Macro Autofocus Lens, Strobies LED Macro Ring Light by Interfit. On a SLT-A99 DSLR Camera ,Vello Auto Extension Tube Set 69mm total. ps i bought it all@ B&H. The auto focus is not SSM fast.The AF is grinding out a little noise. But it dose focus sharp!
Pros: Accurate auto-focus, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have recently become fascinated with macro photography. I have been using a Tamron 28-300 zoom with a set of extension tubes, and although that combo yielded consistently good results, I wanted to get closer into the subject (mostly flowers) and this dedicated macro lens has proven to be...
Summary: Solidly built,easy to use and excellent to capture those smaller live subjects without getting into there space. Does not scare away live critters because of the increase distance for macro use of lens. And can be used as a very sharp medium telephoto. Would recommend use with tripod.
Summary: it has been my dream for a loooong time. finally tamron made it possible with great price & performance. lens is as good as nikon when it comes to sharpness. focusing a little bit slower & a great macro power!!! must to be in the kit. 3.5 at telepohoto & 5.6 at macro photo!!!