What do you guys think of the Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro ?

Started Apr 23, 2010 | Discussions thread
MikeP_UK
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Re: What do you guys think of the Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di 1:1 Macro ?
In reply to Riccardo Polini, Apr 24, 2010

Just bought a Tamron 90 macro lens and I am very pleased with it. IMHO:

PROs:
Very sharp, excellent image quality
Light and compact
Inexpensive
Personally I find the subjective feel of this lens very good.

CONs:
Occasionally hunts for focus.
Full macro focus (1:1) requires manual focussing, (this is to be extected).

SUMMARY:

Focussing accuracy is good and speed reasonable at normal distances, but make sure you use the focus limiter. If you need VR for normal distance work, and lightening fast AF, I would consider the Nikkor 105, which is still not an "expensive" lens, but it is heavy.

For a more rigorous appraisal see Thom Hogan's review of the Nikkor 105 AFS macro: http://www.bythom.com/105AFSlens.htm , where he also rates the Tamron 90 macro.

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