Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III (A056) Review Rundown
Tamron | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 06 Jun 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III is a new take on a pro-level, constant-aperture telephoto zoom. Its focal range is a bit shorter than the typical 70-200mm, but Tamron's goal was to make a well-balanced lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens has the strongest vulnerability to veiling flare and ghosting if the sun is placed at the edge of the frame without the lens hood.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Phillipreeve have found the following[***]:
The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD was kindly provided free of charge by Tamron Germany for reviewing purpose for a duration of 8 weeks. There is neither a focus hold button nor an AF/MF switch to be found on the lens but there is a zoom lock lever for the 70mm setting. At the long end, this lens performs just a tad worse than at 70mm. Center and midframe are already extremely sharp wide open, corners are just a bit behind and show a little bit of astigmatism.
Reviewers from Sonyalpha have found the following[***]:
Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD is completing the trinity of F 2.8 Zoom for Sony E mount. All their optics including the prime lenses share the same 67mm filter thread, a big plus for your polarizing or ND filters. Lens hood included Button to lock the lens and avoid it extends in the transport.
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III is a new take on a pro-level, constant-aperture telephoto zoom. The focal length is a bit shorter than the typical 70-200mm, but Tamron's goal was to make a well-balanced lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. The focus ring feels very smooth and provides a satisfying manual focus experience.
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The FE 70-200mm features internal zoom, so it doesn't get longer as you change the focal length. When the lens is set to autofocus it can lock on to objects as close as 2.8 feet (85cm) from the image sensor. The lens doesn't include any sort of optical image stabilization.
- 1. ^ Review: Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD. Phillipreeve. 2021-01-13. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
- 2. ^ Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD. Sonyalpha. 2020-04-09. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
- 3. ^ Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III review: Top-notch telephoto. Digitaltrends. 2020-07-20. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 4. ^ Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD Review. Pcmag. 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
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