Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III RXD FE Review


The Tamron 70-180mm is a very good value and many reviewers are recommending it over Sony’s lenses. Photographyblog is the latest rating is as essential and giving it 5/5 stars overall. Below are some excerpts or you can read the full review here.

Once again Tamron have thought outside the box to create an amazingly compact, lightweight telephoto zoom that still delivers that all-important fast f/2.8 aperture throughout the range. It significantly undercuts its main competition in terms of both size and price, whilst still delivering the goods in performance and image quality….

We’d argue that the biggest drawback to the Tamron 70-180mm is the fact that it is not compatible with teleconverters – the ability to shoot at longer focal lengths at f/4 (1.4x) or f/5.6 (2x) would have been very welcome….

Compared to its main rivals, the Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD is a serious bargain – much cheaper than the Sony FE 70-200mm GM OSS and not too much more than the slower Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS lens….

Overall, unless you really, really need the extra 20mm reach of a “true” 70-200m zoom, the new Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD is a truly unique lens that performs exceptionally well in almost every regard, and is therefore a deserved winner of our coveted Essential award….

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