The Tamron SP 180mm f/3.5 Di LD Macro is a macro lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 2003. The focus is done by Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 858 €;
34 users have given it an average vote of 9.5 out of 10.
This lens is available with the following mounts:
Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.
Nikon F: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Nikon.
Sony A-mount: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Sony A-mount.
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Pros:Ergonomics, sharpness even at TA, blurry, overall image quality
Opinion:I have been doing this for almost 8 years: I have used it for many years on various Canon machines and I continue to use it now on a Sony system with adapter. What surprises me is the incredible resolution of this lens on the 42Mpx sensor of the A7R II, as opposed to the DXO test. I did not find this feature on any other optics I've had. The bokeh is very soft and has nothing to envy to much more expensive optics. I find the ergonomics excellent, and the focus ring has a very large, knurled handle that allows extremely precise focus adjustments.
Opinion:I have used a number of macro optics and I can say that this lens has an unimportant price ratio. Rn I've been using it for almost two years now. Two intense macro seasons on stand, used in many light conditions. Medium-to-high aperture sharpness, as well as any macro optics. What impressed me on this lens is the quality of the mafia ring, big and well frustrated ..... for a quick and accurate maf. It is a specific optic and is not recommended for other areas by the AF engine Definitely slow.rn As far as I'm concerned, two years of great satisfactions ... a purchase that I re-opened my eyes.rnrn
Pros:sharpness, value for money, working distance, separation from the background
Cons:af slow, not weather sealed
Opinion:I use it for about a year (before I had the Canon 180 Macro L) and I'm very satisfied ... the image quality has nothing to envy to the Canon; f / 5.6 on it is crystal clear, and the most used in the macro diaphragms (f / 8, f / 11) is perfect. The long focal length allows you to have a great working distance and good bokeh; despite being a 180mm it is fairly light and compact (compared to the equivalent of other brands). Other advantages of this objective are the tripod ring, which allows you to quickly switch from horizontal to vertical shots, and the possibility of having the aperture ring: the Nikon version is equipped as the dial to adjust 'manually' the diaphragm, this feature it is very important for those who use it with adapters because it allows to use adapters of electronic lacking and without compatibility problems. I use it on Sony (version Nikon + adapter) and it works perfectly, while the Canon (which required a class tatore more sophisticated) had frequent problems. The only 'defects' I can mention are the lack of weather sealing and slow AF, but in macro photography is not important, since it always works in manual focus. In my opinion it is currently the best macro lens you can buy, if you take into account del'ottimo quality / price ratio!
Pros:Excellent clarity, good focus, construction and good materials, smooth manual focus ring, possibility 'filter rotation even with lens hood, great price.
Cons:Lack autofocus limiter
Opinion:Good buy !!!!! For macro enthusiasts definitely recommended given the quality 'general and the great price !!! Mounted on aps-c provides a good working distance even by those most' difficult parts ... and all in all not so heavy !!! so for those looking for a macro lens that Tamron 180mm and 'must-evaluate and buy ..... !!!!
Pros:costruito.rnassemblato very carefully in all its parti.rnè very solido.rnL 'lens is equipped with the FEC "filter effect control". RNLA ring focus is very precise in his movements, and without much friction ridges of any kind and presa.rnLa with excellent image quality is excellent and uniform both at the center than at the edges at all diaframmi.rnMolto versatile.rnOttimo contrast in immagini.rnottimo ratio quality / price.
Cons:The autofocus system is ultrasonic and has no full manual focus, but it's a forgivable since all macro lenses would be better to use them in MF.rn
Opinion:The Tamron 180mm can say that it is well costruito.La most of the structure is made with polycarbonates of good quality and is assembled with care in all its parts, is very solid even if not realized in metallo.L 'lens is equipped with the FEC "filter effect control". This system allows to ring to rotate a filter screw circulate even with the lens hood montato.rnLa ring focus is very precise in his movements, well-friction and without yokes of any type and with excellent presa.rnLa image quality is excellent and uniform is at the center than at the edges at all diaframmi.rnMolto versatile, from experience I can say that can be used with good results in different genres fotografici.rnIl ultrasonic autofocus system is not and does not have full manual focus, but it's a forgivable since all macro lenses would be better to use them in MF.rnOttimo value for money.
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