A Glimpse of What’s to Come: A Review of the Tamron 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD

Tamron’s new telephoto lens is honestly quite compelling. Is it the telephoto lens for you? Tamron’s recently released telephoto lens for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras really proved to be a hit for many photographers around the world, especially considering the fact that it was released in the middle of the pandemic. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons why many photographers were quick to decide on getting this new lens is because this lens is remarkably affordable compared to its Sony and Sigma counterparts. For any Sony camera user, both full frame and APS-C, especially those on a budget, the mere specs-to-price ratio alone is quite convincing. However, let’s take a look at how the lens actually performs and see if the $1,199 price tag is worth it.Build and DesignIn addition to the affordability, the Tamron 70-180mm is definitely also appealing because of how light and portable it is. Among its class, this is the only lens that doesn’t come with a tripod collar, and the initial feel of lifting it with the camera confirms that there is actually no need for one. At just 810 grams and barely 6 inches long, this lens is definitely less of a hassle to carry around than the Sony 70-200mm variants.

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