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Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro Autofocus SP AF

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Review Date: Jun 19, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Very high optical quailty when used in Macro and stopped down. Under these condition better than anything else
Cons:
So, it is a Macro lens. Be aware of DOF at 180. It is sixteen time smaller than with a 45mm.

I have tested it against a Canon 2,8/200mm L II lens and a Sigma 2,8/50mm. In non-macro-situation, especially wide open, the Canon is better. In MAcro-Situaions the Tamron is better than the Sigma when it is in focus. The DOF is simply to small for me. But when it is in focus, it gives you a micro-resolution which simply let you look again and agin to the picture. Picture ask for your attentation as there is too much to discover, while the SIgma is as well nice, but has not this level of differentiation. So, I will go and buy the Tamron 90mm Di now with the hope, that it has this snap-scharakter as well.