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Latest Review Posted Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 80-200mm f2.8 LD BBAR MC (30A)
This is a great lens and a precursor of the new Tamron SP 70-200/2.8.


The optics are really good for its time and still measures up to today's f2.8 telephotos. The lens is pretty good right from the get go at f2.8 but could be better although I'm not sure if this is more of a problem with my focusing technique. Stop down, it gets really sharp.


The downside is the one touch were it makes sense for manual focus users but if you've had one coffee or more, trying to hold the lens steady without moving the focus is rather difficult because of the rotating barrel. Normally this is fine but the majority of the lens exterior rotates and so you don't have much room to hold the lens without distrubing/potentially disturbing the focus.


Other quibbles include zoom creep and the 1.5m minimum focusing distance.



Overall a competent f2.8 lens that requires a bit of patience and getting used to.



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