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Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1

25 March 2011
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary

Pros:
  • compact, light and sealed barrel,
  • good fastness increasing the range of uses of the lens,
  • splendid resolution both in the centre and on the edge of the frame starting up from the maximum aperture,
  • slight chromatic aberration,
  • low distortion,
  • well-corrected astigmatism,
  • good work against bright light.

Cons:

  • significant vignetting at the maximum relative aperture,
  • weak performance of focusing mechanism.

The Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 is a splendid lens in many respects. The quality of its optics is beyond reproach. The lens provides sharp images at all apertures and across the frame. Most of optical aberrations is corrected well or even in an exemplary manner. We also get a small, shapely, compact and sealed barrel and a better fastness than in the case of most other rivals. Everything for a sum of money which won’t be a drain on our pocket. The lens doesn’t boast optical stabilization but after all no other 60 mm device available on the market features it so it would be difficult to qualify it as a fault. One single thing that makes the Tamron lag behind most of lenses in this class is the lack of ultrasonic autofocus. It is especially painful as the motor the Tamron is equipped with fares really badly: it is noisy, slow, and only averagely accurate. Fortunately in many macro applications you don’t have to use an autofocus at all. It will be small comfort for many potential users of this lens, though.


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Sample shots:

Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/6400 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.11 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/3200 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.05 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1600 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.23 MB
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/1000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 2.95 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/4.5, exp. 1/320 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.27 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 200
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 3.61 MB
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/2000 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.03 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/800 s, ISO 100
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.25 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/400 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.92 MB
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/6.3, exp. 1/250 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.13 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/50 s, ISO 800
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.98 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/160 s, ISO 800
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 5.49 MB
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.5, exp. 1/80 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 3.8 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/2.0, exp. 1/160 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.02 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/8.0, exp. 1/3 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.87 MB
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 - Summary
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/5 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 4.13 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/14.0, exp. 1/0 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 3.94 MB
Camera: Canon 50D
Parameters: 60 mm, f/11.0, exp. 1/1 s, ISO 400
File: JPEG, 4752×3168 pix, 3.7 MB



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