9 out of 10 points and recommendedVery sharp from f/4 to f/8 / ideal for protraits / cheapsoft wide open
A very usefull small telephoto, sharp with a wonderfull bokeh.reviewed February 20th, 2009 (purchased for $262)
Ideal for portraits but also flowers...
Even sports if you're close enough to the action
My best lens up to now!
7 out of 10 points and recommendedtop ratio : quality/price - Macro 1:2loss of sharpness at 300mm / very long extended / plastic built
A very usefull lens, sharp between 70 and 260mm but don't forget stopping down while you increase your focal lengh (ex. 70mm sharp at f/5.6 / 135mm sharp at f/7.1 / 200mm sharp at f/11 etc...) to get the maximum out of it !reviewed February 20th, 2009 (purchased for $190)
The macro position is a very nice option to have with a magnification ratio of 1:2
Of course now that Tamron has got its flagship lens (70-200mm f/2.8) it looks a bit cheap but it is 4 times cheaper too.
I bought it with my Pentax K10D kit lens 18-55mm and after one year of practice I still love it.
What I regret :
- MF ring a bit loose, especially for shooting macro.
- loss of sharpness at the long end of zoom.
- No quickshift system (instant manual access)
- its extention is a bit exagerated.
What I like :
- Sharp in most of its range.
- Real macro capable.
- Very affordable.
- No light fall off in corners
- CA's well handelled same for distorsion.