Post by belgiumreporter on Nov 29, 2019 9:08:39 GMT -5
Well...no, not really.
I've put it on the D800 and D3 and results are dissapointing. At first things look good, but when pixel peeping the performance falls apart.
Cat lenses are not known for their high contrast, but to some extend that can be overcome, sharpness however is really bad, maybe back in the day on film and for smaller prints, this lens could have been a good performer, now on high res digital, results are unacceptable.
I've compared it under the same circumstances with the Sigma 50-500 1:4-6.3 APO DG HSM, not the best of the long tele zooms but still significantly better than the tamron on all levels.The tamron maybe could be used as an "art" lens, calling it "soft" and going for the typical out of focus light rings.
It's tempting to hand hold it, but i can assure you manual focus with lens is VERY difficult and keep in mind shutter speeds of below 1/500th are likely to give motion blur.
Here's the scene:
Here a crop of the drapes both lenses at f8 ( even at 6.3 the sigma's better)
The Tamron used for "art"
This is what the lenses look like on the cameras:
For what it's worth, the tamron has a 1:3 macro closest 1.5 meter focussing distance, once again it takes some skills to get "decent" results