Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

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   Along with the Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD lens officially listed this year, Tamron’s E-mount large ternary lens has finally been built and formed A set of its own unique F2.8 constant zoom lens group. And this 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD is the telephoto model in the entire series. Its arrival gives E-mount users a new choice of telephoto and large aperture zoom lens. Will it be another true fragrance choice? Let’s take a look at the evaluation of this article!

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  Appearance control design

  In terms of appearance, this 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD continues the id design of Tamron after entering the era of mirrorless lenses. The main body of the lens is designed with a matte black surface and the tail has the current Tamron Very recognizable “Hui Yaojin” decorative ring. The 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD uses an external zoom design, which also greatly enhances the portability of the 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD.

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   The lens has a wide zoom ring, and the narrower one is the focus ring. This design is convenient for manual focus operation after the lens is zoomed.

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   metal lens tail, and has a drip-proof rubber ring design

   The new 70 -180mm F2.8 Di III VXD is the same as the first two large ternary lenses, both are 67mm filter specifications. Therefore, the three Tamron large ternary lenses have good filter versatility. The front lens of the lens has an anti-fouling fluorine coating, which has a certain degree of waterproof and anti-oil performance, making daily use more secure. Outdoor shooting is also easier and easier to maintain.

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

   The volume of the lens itself is well controlled, so a telephoto lens is matched The Sony Alpha 7 series body also has very good coordination overall. In addition, the lens has a well-designed center of gravity, which can better improve shooting stability when held in hand.

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

   Lens zoom The ring has a locking design on the 70mm end.

   It can be said that Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD continues the design ideas of the series in terms of appearance and control design. Portable, simple design is the biggest feature of the lens. The combination of large aperture and portability makes this lens more attractive.

  Optical quality performance

   Of course, as a telephoto zoom lens with F2.8 constant aperture design, its image quality performance is what everyone cares about most. On this 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD, Tamron has worked hard both in design and materials, such as LD low-dispersion lenses, XLD ultra-low-dispersion lenses, aspheric lenses and so on. So how does it actually perform? Let’s take a look at it through real shots.

  Resolution and sharpness performance

   Let’s take a look at the resolution and sharpness performance of the lens first. In the test, we used a 42.5 million pixel Alpha 7R III body. Let’s take a look at the actual performance of the lens at 70mm wide-angle end and 180mm telephoto end.

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

   First is the 70mm wide-angle end: you can see, this Tenglong The 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD lens has a good resolution performance when the wide-angle end is fully opened at F2.8. Whether it is the center area or the edge of the picture, the lens performs quite well at F2.8 full open. As the aperture shrinks by 1 stop, the resolution and sharpness of the lens will be significantly improved to the best level. Until F8.0, the lens still has a good resolution, and under a smaller aperture such as F11, to ensure sufficient resolution and detailed expression of the picture, the performance of the lens is also no problem.

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

   at the telephoto end of 180mm, at F2.8 full open The resolution and sharpness performance of the lens is even better than that of the 70mm end, and the lens has a fairly good center imaging ability at the telephoto end. After F8.0, the resolution is also maintained at a high level. Therefore, in addition to satisfying large-aperture shooting, it is also a good choice for landscape photography.

  Dispersion control

   For modern lenses, the axial dispersion control under large aperture is still very much concerned. Here we also take a look at the actual performance of this Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD.

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  70mm F2. 8

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  70mm F8 .0

  70mm end, we took the real shots of the lens in high-contrast environments at F2.8 and F8.0 respectively. It can be seen from the 100% enlarged photo that the lens already has a good dispersion suppression ability at full aperture. There are a certain range of purple fringing and green fringing, but the overall control performance is already very good, and after shrinking to a small aperture, the dispersion problem basically disappears.

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  180mm F2. 8

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  180mm F8 .0

  180mm end, the lens has better dispersion control performance. With F2.8 fully open, it has good control. For friends who are not good at dealing with these purple and green fringe issues, this new lens does save you a lot of trouble.

  distortion vignetting

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  70mm

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  180mm

   In terms of distortion control, the lens has a certain degree of barrel distortion at the 70mm end and a certain pincushion distortion at the 180mm end. The lens distortion is not obvious, it is easy to carry out post-processing. This phenomenon can be solved well by turning on the in-camera calibration or through Adobe software later.

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   In terms of vignetting, the lens has obvious vignetting at 70mm end at F2.8 full open, but it is basically After shrinking the aperture by one stop to F4.0, the vignetting will be significantly reduced.

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   And at the end of 180mm, F2.8 also has a more obvious vignetting, and the range will be larger . Fortunately, the vignetting angle decreases rapidly as the aperture shrinks. After closing down 1-2 blocks, it is very slight.

   As a lens that emphasizes portability and has a constant aperture of F2.8, the vignetting control of 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD is understandable. Under the limitation of the lens caliber, reaching such a level can be said to perform well. Moreover, nowadays the technology of digital optimization of vignetting is very mature. If you care about vignetting, simple post-production or turning on the body correction will basically solve your problem.

  Use experience

  As a telephoto lens, the focusing speed performance of Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD is quite satisfactory. Especially when matched with the AF-C mode of Sony Alpha series fuselage, it has quite good performance of focusing ability. Therefore, it can maintain good accuracy and response speed when shooting flowers and insects.

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  F2.8 1/500 ISO400

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

   In addition, the lens is at the 70mm end , It also has super close-up ability when the manual focus mode is turned on, so it can also play the role of “small macro” to a certain extent in daily shooting. This can be regarded as the functional benefits brought by the lens.

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  F2.8 1/200 ISO100

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD +SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

   One thing to note is, In order to ensure volume control, this 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD lens does not have lens anti-shake function. However, from our experience, with the Alpha series camera, the camera’s anti-shake can still better ensure the stability of this lens for handheld shooting. From a practical point of view, you don’t need to worry too much about the anti-shake problem.

   Evaluation Summary

   The rapid maturity of Sony’s Alpha full-frame mirrorless system has made more friends favor the E-mount. However, although the G master series lenses are good, their price and size are not affordable by any consumer. The emergence of Tamron’s E-mount large ternary lens can be said to be a good solution to this market gap.

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  This brand new Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD has the expected focal length coverage and a constant large aperture of F2.8. Not only that, it also has excellent portability, and the adaptation of small-diameter filters. The good practicability and the price advantage compared to the original factory make the 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD a new option for E-mount users for telephoto.

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

   The Tamron E-mount ternary lens that has now been formed, 70 The practicality of -180mm F2.8 Di III VXD is as good as the standard variant 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD. It can even be said that its appearance has better made up for the lack of demand for E-port telephoto and large aperture. After all, the wide-angle can be compensated by some stitching shooting methods, while the telephoto needs to be supplemented by a real focal length. For mass users, this F2.8 constant aperture telephoto zoom lens is indeed one of the most attractive lenses among new lens products this year.

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Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

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  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

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  F4.0 1/200 ISO100

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  F2.8 1/100 ISO400

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

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  F2.8 1/1000 ISO100

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

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  F9.0 1/1000 ISO100

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

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  F2.8 1/100 ISO320

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

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  F2.8 1/400 ISO100

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

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  F2.8 1/1000 ISO100

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

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  F5.6 1/5000 ISO100

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

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  F2.8 1/200 ISO100

  Tamron 70- 180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  F8.0 1/500 ISO100

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  F2.8 1/1000 ISO100

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  F8.0 1/1000 ISO100

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

Lightweight and pleasant telephoto star Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di IIIVXD review

  F2.8 1/170 ISO400

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

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  F3.5 1/100 ISO400

  Tamron 70-180mm F2.8 Di III VXD+SONY Alpha 7R Mark III

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