Tamron SP AF 180mm F/3.5 Di LD (IF) Macro

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op1318 Regular Member • Posts: 336
Tamron SP AF 180mm F/3.5 Di LD (IF) Macro
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This is a great lens. One of my favorite. I cannot compare to any other true macro lens because it is the only one i have ever owned. I love the colors, the bokeh, the sharpness, the size and weight, the large focussing ring, the MFD allowing high magnification (1:1) without too much disturbing the subjects, the focal... It has always been delivering great proxi (flowers and small animals) and macro (insects) shots. But I have also been using it for MF wildlife shots with very good results. I bought it new in 2007 and have been using it on several Sony DSLRs (A100, A700, A850) and one SLT (A77). I prefer using it in natural light because the color rendition is so pleasing. I regret every time I have to leave it at home. I hope it will last forever.

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Of course, the AF is slow and noisy but who cares on a macro lens...

 op1318's gear list:op1318's gear list
Canon PowerShot G1 X Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 Sony SLT-A77 Sony a99 II +23 more
Tamron SP AF 180mm F/3.5 Di LD (IF) Macro
Telephoto macro prime lens • Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha • B01
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4.5
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