Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di LD
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I love this lens...
BCscrambler, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
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: 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.
Excerpt: Same one that would have come with my 180mm if I had bought it new! Rigid, black and BIG! Not only does it keep the sun out, but it increases the overall size of the lens by around 50% in length and some added girth too! Making it much more impressive to the ladies while also keeping things away from your lens.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, OEM, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I do nearly all my work in macro and up close. This lens lets me work at a more comfortable distance and has better DOF, making the number of layers more manageable for a fully focused image easier and more efficient to achieve.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I am currently using this lens with my Sony Alpha 35, and have been getting wonderful results. As it is currently winter, I haven't gotten a whole lot of chances to use this lens in the manner that I wish (taking shots of flowers and insects)but it has worked well while taking pictures of the ice in the Ohio River, rust on a bolt on a local railroad bridge, and my dogs nose.