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

25 March 2011
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion



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Macro 50-70 mm class lenses usually have negligible distortion on smaller sensors. In the case of instruments from Canon, Nikon and Sigma, this aberration, within a margin of error, practically amounted to zero. The Olympus presented itself a bit worse but the Tamron’s 2/60 performance was even worse than that - it showed barrel distortion of –0.49%. Fortunately this level, although still higher than in the case of its rivals, is practically imperceptible in real life photos.


Tamron
2/60
Canon
2.8/60
Nikkor
AF 2.8/60
Sigma
2.8/70
Olympus
2/50
APS-C/DX/43
−0.49%
−0.14%
0.08%
0.08%
−0.26%


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