May 5 2011 - Photo Jottings

May 5 2011


Tamron 60mm F/2 Di II macro review ready!

The APS-C only Tamron 60mm F/2 macro lens turned in a good review, although as a macro lens it has some surprising qualities.  If you want a pocketable, fast medium telephoto lens for hand-held available light shooting, this is your lens, it works very well at F/2!  Also look very closely at this lens if you want razor sharp macro images using apertures from F/5.6-8.  If you’re looking to do product photography where smaller apertures are normally used, I’d look elsewhere, like the Sony 100mm F/2.8.  Check out the full Tamron 60mm F/2 review for more info.

My copy has less-than-adequate focusing accuracy, but I may have received one which slipped by the QC boy, which is unusual for Tamron.  I’ve reviewed about half a dozen Tamron lenses as of this review, and never had a problem before.  People are reporting few if any problems with focusing accuracy, but do complain about slow focusing. 

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