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TamronSP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easily interchangeable (8)
  • Consistent output (7)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (6)

Cons

  • Slow focus (7)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (12)
  • Low light (5)
  • Portraits (3)
  • Weddings (3)
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    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Lens!

I got it about a week and a half ago, and I am absolutely enamored with this lens! I decided to go with Tamron after reading the review given on [...]comparison...Read complete review

I got it about a week and a half ago, and I am absolutely enamored with this lens! I decided to go with Tamron after reading the review given on [...]comparison and it stated that this was one of his favorite lenses next to the 90mm. Beautiful clarity, I haven't had it long enough to write anything too negative about it. My only regret is that when manually zooming, I sometimes find that it's not zooming where I think it is. I think that's on me though, not the lens. I truly suggest you go to the website I've gone to to get the most in-depth review possible.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sharp optics, slow AF

Bought as a combination portrait and macro lens. There is no focus limiting switch, so the auto focus will often run to the full macro distance, which could take a few seconds. ...Read complete review

Bought as a combination portrait and macro lens. There is no focus limiting switch, so the auto focus will often run to the full macro distance, which could take a few seconds. Fortunately, you can override the focus and handle it manually, which has worked fine for me so far. The focus motor is also pretty noisy, which is unfortunate.

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5.0

Great Value

By Captain W

from Torrance, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Image quality
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Macro Photography
  • Portraits

Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

I use this lens on my Sony A700, mostly for close-up shots. This lens is well constructed and produces sharp images. I found it easier to manually adjust focus while taking macro shots to prevent excessive "hunting" in auto mode. I wish it had a focus limiter switch, but for the price I am satisfied with the purchase.

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2.0

Big problems on NEX with LAE2

By mathlawguy

from Houston, Texas

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor in Low Light
  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

    Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

    This is hardly B&H's fault, but this lens was deeply problematic when I tried to use it on a NEX-5N using the LAEA2 adapter. Basically, autofocus just did not work. It would hunt and hunt, temporarily lock and then unlock and hunt again. It did this a lot in mediocre lot and some in good light. I could not use the lens in this condition, so I sent it back. Not sure if it was a bad sample or a problem design, but beware of trying to use it on a NEX-5n. By the way, I do not think it was the LAEA2 because that adapter works spectacularly well on other lenses I own. B&H refunded my money, no hassle, so I will use B&H again.

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    4.0

    Excelent Lens

    By spinwards

    from Madison, WI

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

    • Slow Focus

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

    Good
    1. Great Image quality
    2. Great bokeh
    3. Good macro working distance
    4. Very useable focal length

    Bad
    1. Slow AF & no focus limiter

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    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent lens, sharp,fast,& quiet.

    By Irv

    from Boston

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    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

      Will be used for portrait and macro photos. Great size and weight. The 2.0 Aperture give you a little bit more light when needed and a beautiful Bookeh !
      No focus lock but that's not important to me.

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      5.0

      Good value, good lens

      By Vo

      from Chula Vista, Ca.

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast lens
      • Sharp

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography
      • Portrait

      Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

      The lens is a perfect portrait length and aperture for aps-c sensors. The price was competitive and even better with the rebate. The macro ability is a real plus for "playing."

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Nice sharp unit.

      By MrP57

      from Hemlock, N.Y.

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

        This my first low light lens, they do make a difference.

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        5.0

        Great Lens!

        By Shauna

        from Olathe, KS

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

          I got it about a week and a half ago, and I am absolutely enamored with this lens! I decided to go with Tamron after reading the review given on [...]comparison and it stated that this was one of his favorite lenses next to the 90mm. Beautiful clarity, I haven't had it long enough to write anything too negative about it. My only regret is that when manually zooming, I sometimes find that it's not zooming where I think it is. I think that's on me though, not the lens. I truly suggest you go to the website I've gone to to get the most in-depth review possible.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Aftermarket success

          By wheelchairman

          from Coos Bay, Oregon

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

          I wanted to get into macro and what a better way. The 60mm gives me reach that a 30mm or 50mm would not a little distance from the subject is noce in macro work. The tamron is a well built lense solid but not overly heavy. A bit slow on the focus but with the manual overide focus ring not a problem, macro is slow work most of the time. The f/2 makes this a nice and fast lense and for the price it cant be beat.

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          3.0

          Sharp optics, slow AF

          By Chad

          from NJ

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Sharp
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

          Bought as a combination portrait and macro lens. There is no focus limiting switch, so the auto focus will often run to the full macro distance, which could take a few seconds. Fortunately, you can override the focus and handle it manually, which has worked fine for me so far. The focus motor is also pretty noisy, which is unfortunate.

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          5.0

          Fine lens for its intended use (macro)

          By Larry

          from Albuquerque, NM

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          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

            This is a well made lens and does a first rate job on my Sony cameras. Nice bokeh. I particularly like the manual focus override. I use this lens almost entirely for macro work and have no real experience with it as a "walk around" lens. Auto focus is of slow to average speed and accuracy.

            Altogether I would recommend this lens to others and am pleased with my purchase.

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            5.0

            Love this Lens!

            By D. Yancy

            from York, PA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

            This is my first macro lens. This has beautiful bokeh.

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Bill

            from Germany

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

            - On auto-focus it will focus on a very small area (within it's minimal focus range). This can also be a disadvantge if it does not focus where the photographer intended.
            - Although slow and noisy to focus, the lens is incredibly fast in terms of light. Very high speed shots obtained in aperture mode.

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            4.0

            Great macro lens.

            By "The Joker"

            from Selden,N.Y.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Lightweight
            • Quick Focus
            • Rugged
            • Sharp Focus
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

              I use this for macro photography and i like everything about.It's compact enough to fit in your vest pocket,smooth focus in both MF and AF.I also like the 1:1 magnification.I've used it quite often and haven't found a downside.

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              5.0

              One of my favorite lenses!

              By Shutter Happy

              from Lexington, SC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Lightweight
              • Quick Focus
              • Sharp Focus

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Nature Macros
                • Portraits

                Comments about Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 DI II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Lens For Minolta Maxxum & Sony Digital SLR Cameras:

                This lens is great for macro work. Colors are crisp, images are sharp. Wish I had bought this lens much sooner!

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