Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD
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Great Scot Tamron!
Sonny Edmonds "Sonny Edmonds", Amazon
4 October 2014
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. I have a tripod and macro set up including a 4 way slider to dial in for the shot. The extra reach keeps the lens back from the subject so they are much calmer to photograph. And it's made in Japan, not China.
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! With or with out the 69MM of Extension Tube Set .Some times it hunts.Most of the time is dose not hunt.In MF mode the focus ring is nice and smooth.
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 excellent. It is far sharper than my landscape zoom, which means a whole lot less throwaways after you get the images on the computer.
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. Minimal difference in picture quality with Canon 180 mm at 1/2 the price.
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!!!
Excerpt: I am a lifetime amateur phtog. However, with the little time I have had avail. since purchase, this lens is outstanding. It beats my old 100mm by a long shot. I am very pleased with the results I have achiveed with my new 180.
Summary: And the price is right too. I usually don't like Tamron lenses but this one is an exception. Can be almost as sharp as the Canon 180mm and is good enough for this fussy-about -sharpness person.