Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro - Who Owns one?!

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by JoshuaPacheco, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. I do! Gotta say I'm very happy with it too!
    If you have any shots with the 180 post them here!

    Here are two of my Favorite shots I took with the 180.

    ~ Orange/Red Dragonfly ~


    ~ Tree Frog ~

  2. Nice shots Joshua.

    I have read good things about the Tamron 180, but a bad customer service experience a few years ago (I know it's just me) left such a bad taste, that I will never own a Tamron again.... :(.....

  3. Thats a real shame. I know a few Tamron Reps personaly so I guess I've had better luck with them then most people.
  4. Romeo


    May 31, 2008
    TP, IL
    I had one and found it to be OK. I never like the manual focusing as it is almost impossible to use. You can go from infinity to 1:1 in like half a turn. Since I don't do much macro anymore, I got the Voigtlander 180mm. Its much smaller, a cream machine (similar to 85 f1.4), excellent rendition and tack sharp at f4. At 1:4 ratio, you can get a butterfly full frame.