Tamron SP AF 70-200mm F2.8 Di LD IF Macro for Minolta

Got that NOS lens from 2008 dirt cheap.

Good quality plastic assembly with some metal, great optical performances, no chromatic abberation, sharp as soon as f3.5 on my copy, nice soft focus effect at 2.8. There is really not much to complain about this lens. The AF is not the fastest, but it's accurate.
Definitely better than my old 70-210 beercan.
It is just definitely NOT even remotely close to being a macro lens: magnification is 1/3. makes some nice close ups anyways.