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| p.1 #1 · Nikon 180mm f/2.8D vs Tamron SP AF 180mm F/3.5 XR Di LD [IF] Macro |
I've had a Nikon 180mm f/2.8D for a number of years and think it is one of Nikon's oft overlooked great lenses (but they have a long list of those). I recently acquired a Tamron 180mm f/3.5 (D) macro for a good price. If it weren't for the macro and the almost 10 inches (25cm) of working distance from the end of the lens at 1:1 It would be a no brainer. The Nikon is relatively small and light for a pro quality f/2.8 telephoto. The Tamron is longer, heavier, and unless you prefocus close to your focus point, well let's just say there is a lot going on between 1:1 and infinity. They are both screw drive and make some noise. If the Tamron is focused at 10 feet and your subject is at 9 feet, the two lenses are close in focusing speed. The bokeh on both is nice.
Anyway, I was just curious if anyone has had experience with both lenses and would care to share their thought on the comparison between the two.
I'd like to keep both, but financially unreasonable so one has to go.