Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

Tamron Telephoto SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

Tamron Telephoto SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

B&H # TA18035CAF MFR # AFB01C-700
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Tamron 180mm f/3.5 overview

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Currently the lightest and most compact 180mm macro lens on the market, this lens will provide 1:1 magnification, and the two LD elements included in the design of the lens make sure you get the sharpest quality possible.

An excellent lens for close-up work in the field.

1:1 Magnification
Allows for life-size image on the negative or slide; at a distance of 18.5" (47 cm)
Internal Focus
The lens neither extends nor contracts physically when focusing; all moving elements are contained within the lens barrel
Digitally Integrated lenses are designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras
Filter Effect Control is designed to rotate the filter to the desired position even with the hood attached. This is accomplished by rotating the FEC ring that in turn rotates the portion of the lens where the filter is mounted
In the Box
Tamron Telephoto SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
  • Front & Rear Lens Caps
  • Hood
  • Tripod Mount
  • Neoprene custom case with carrying strap
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    Tamron 180mm f/3.5 specs

    Focal Length 180mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5
    Minimum: f/32
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 14°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.54' / 47 cm
    Magnification 1x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
    Optical Design 14 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar Yes
    Filter Thread 72 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.3 x 6.5" / 8.38 x 16.51 cm
    Weight 2.02 lb / 920 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 5.8 x 5.5"

    Tamron 180mm f/3.5 reviews

    180mm f/3.5 Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 30.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good, fast focus I looked at the Canon and Sigma 180 macro lenses before buying this one. I tried the Sigma at a meeting and found it's autofocus slower than the Tamron. The extra cost for the 2.8 Sigma did not seem worth it, and it seems my images with the Tamron are as good as the Canon lens so I decided to go with the Tamron. I have only had it a few weeks and mostly shooting migrating butterflies right now. The images are sharp with some fall off in clarity at the edges but not much. Getting used to the additional depth of field issues with the 180 over the 100 has been the major challenge. I would highly recommend it for value and quality.
    Date published: 2016-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Macro is better than 1:1!!!! I got this lense just a couple days ago and it is my first truly high-quality lense. I have already taken some great photos, my favorites so far being non-macro photos of a tangled ball of leaves and branches stuck in a barbed wire fence. I took 8 shots from different angles and distances using AF and every one came out with contrast and sharpness an order of magnitude greater than I have seen with any of my <$250 lenses. One other thing of note. I did a 1:1 macro test on a ruler and the resulting width was about 2.13mm (+/-0.02). My camera has a 2.22mm sensor, so it looks like the macro on this lense is actually a tad better than 1:1.
    Date published: 2009-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving it! I just got this lens and I'm loving it. Went to try it at the botanical garden and got some good results for a first timer. I was between the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 and this lens and after trying both side to side at the shop, the Tamron felt better for me. Also the extra 30mm allow you to work from further away meaning more ambient light and less shadows. Great working distance as well, perfect for shy subjects. Just a beginner in macro photography but definitively loving this lens. Warning: light is a limiting factor as small apertures are needed for DOF, I'm going to buy a flash.
    Date published: 2008-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my camera bag... I bought the 180mm and immediately went on a trip out of town. I was there to get more wide-angle shots, but after arriving, got out the 180 and started shooting macro of flowers and extreme close-ups. This totally consumed me...I was very happy with the sharpness of photos. Being able to get right in a flower center and get all the details...It's lighter weight than the Canon 180 and considerably less expensive. I am very happy with what I have gotten so far.
    Date published: 2008-05-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice lens I bought the 180mm Tamron because I enjoy doing macro photography. I have the 90mm Tamron, so I already knew from experience that Tamron makes a quality lens. The 180 gives me a little more working room for sensative subjects. This is a very sharp lens and has wonderful bokeh. I use these lenses almost exclusively in manual focus, so the slow AF issue is not a problem for me. I typically shoot handheld because my subjects move and using a tripod is a pain. A higher iso is needed with the 180 to attain a faster shutter speed than with my 90mm. I use the Canon 7D which handles the added noise quite well.
    Date published: 2012-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely sharp telephoto macro lens The Tamron 180mm macro lens is a solidly built, extremely sharp telephoto macro. Picture quality is probably the highest I've seen outside of Canon L or Zeiss ZE glass. Razor sharp center sharpness on a full frame sensor extends to the corners, particularly in the sweet spot of f/8 to f/16. Bokeh is smooth and nicely defocused, with some CA along high contrast edges. AF is slow and tends to hunt with distant subjects I use MF and stick to macro, where this lens shines. For half the price of the Canon 180mm L, this lens offers extraordinary optical quality and value.
    Date published: 2011-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic Macro Images, But For a straight up macro lens I don't think I have used a sharper lens ever. But ran into problems when used as a portrait or telephoto lens due to AF problems. Sent the lens into Tamron service to have repaired. After much time they stated they have an issue which is yet to be resolved with some of the canon bodies. They happily offered to give full refund. I hope they get this issue resolved in the future as for a manual focus macro lens it has no equals.
    Date published: 2010-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding product and price After researching the net for several weeks. it made sense what people were saying in different forums about this lens. It does 1:1 with ease. because of the focal range you don't have to get to close to squeamish critter. Some complaints were that AF was not working fast enough. I found if you set your distance close enough it works perfectly .
    Date published: 2011-01-20
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