Attach this Tamron SP lens to your Canon EF camera for enhanced picture quality. It improves color quality by reducing color fringing, and the BBAR and eBAND coatings lessen lens flare while you're shooting in bright sunlight. The moisture-resistant construction of this Tamron SP lens lets you use it in damp conditions.
I have been doing photography for many years and never have I ever had such a horrible experience with a lens. The autofocus is a tad bit slower than my Tamron 20-70 but what truly kills it is the inaccuracy of its focus. It wouldn't matter what subject or object I was shooting it would always be off. First throught came to mind it needs recalibration, but I was not going to go through the hassle and send it off for recalibration so I purchased a new one and still same issue. I attempted to do a few portraits with it to see if by any chance I might be able to redeem percentage of use and what do you know, after shooting for 1 hour 1 out of 10 shots would be in focus from f1.8 to f4. F4!! At f4 on most lenses 98% of the time you should get a pretty sharp image but no, not with this lens. Now when I did get a sharp image it was fantastic quality of an L lens, but Having to constantly take about 10 shots to make sure you at least get one decent one is a major deal breaker. With that being said please move on and try a different lens.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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