Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens Review Part II – Conclusion and Some Photos.

Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP A/M FEC LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Canon on a Canon EOS 60d, mounted on a Vanguard SBH-300 ballhead


You can read the first part of this review here.


Overall I like the lens, results are stunning. I used this on a Canon EOS 40d and EOS 60D bodies and work well on both. It feels comfortable on my hands, feels solid despite having an all plastic construction. So far the only problem I can find on this lens is the absence of a focus limter. Other than that, it’s a great macro lens. For me great optics is far more important than to worry about, the AF / VC issue. If you need stability, use a tripod or a monopod. If using them isn’t possible, a fast enough shutter speed combine with flash and a nice diffuser and you will get stunning results.

I can highly recommend this lens, it’s such a fun lens to use and I’m sure it will give you great results. You’ll also notice that the bokeh and background blur from this lens is simply stunning and the 180mm focal length is great because it gives you enough working distance, this is especially important if you are working with insects/bugs which can easily get spooked. Also at 180mm you can get tight portrait shot and tight landscapes. If you are looking for macro lens with great optics. This is it. I’m sure you’ll be happy with the results.


The Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens are available from:

Amazon | Adorama | B & H

Here are Photos of the Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP Macro Lens Mounted on a Canon EOS 60D and some of the initial photos I shot with it:

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