Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Macro Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF Mount
What type of photography is the Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Tamron SP AF 180mm F3.5 Di LD IF Macro Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tamron SP AF 180mm F3.5 Di LD IF Macro lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Aperture Ring
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| High Max Magnification ratio of 1x
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We couldn't find any significant Cons for the Tamron SP AF 180mm F3.5 Di LD IF Macro
Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro is also available in Nikon F (FX) and Sony Alpha mounts.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro has a maximum diameter of 85mm and total length of 166mm. It weighs 920g / 32.5 oz.
Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro has a filter thread of 72mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro:
Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro has a fixed focal length of 180mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 288mm.
With a total length of 166mm and a weight of 920g, the Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Canon 200mm f2L IS USM and Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG OS Macro HSM. in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro has a Max Magnification Ratio of 1x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.47m.
Below are the 3 Macro Prime type Canon12 mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro has a max aperture of F3.5 and a minimum aperture of F32.0.
Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro's optical formula consists of 14 elements in 11 groups .
Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Tamron 180mm f3.5 LD Macro
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