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Extreme Sports

When I tried Tamron’s new 70-180mm F/2.8 large-aperture telephoto zoom, I was surprised at how light it was. Since I started shooting, I was used to often holding heavier equipment all day long and my telephoto lenses have always been large and heavy. But the 70-180mm F/2.8 was small and lightweight, so handling it was extremely easy and I didn't feel tired like usual. When I shoot extreme sports, I often chase after moving subjects. For that reason, I place great importance on the ease of manipulating the equipment, so it was very good that I was able to handle the zoom lens comfortably, even when shooting for a long time.

What was even more surprising was the AF performance. Anyway, it's fast and highly accurate, so I was able to shoot with peace of mind even for moving subjects. As for AF mode, I tried various focus patterns such as continuous mode and single mode. I was able to shoot with whatever mode I chose, and I felt very satisfied and encouraged. This lens is highly recommended for people who often photograph moving subjects.

The operating feel of the lens is surprising, and the focus ring and zoom ring moved smoothly, so I was able to concentrate on the shot and did not feel any additional stress.

There were quite a lot of backlit scenes in this shoot, but I was able to shoot beautiful images without collecting extra light, and I realized that Tamron’s coatings really worked.