Which macro lens: Tamron 90mm, Nikon 85mm or

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Larzizou
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Which macro lens: Tamron 90mm, Nikon 85mm or
Nov 13, 2012

Hi,

I need a macro lens for jewelry photography. Body is a D90, I have a tripod, light-tent, SB-600 flash, side lamps, remote control. And now need a macro lens to complete.

My budget is somehow limited, so I came up with the 3 following lens similarly priced based on preliminary research:

Nikon 85mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR

Nikon - AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED VR II

Tamron - SP AF 90mm F/2,8 Macro Di 1/1 Nikon

Not sure which one to take however, based on what I've read, there is not much difference. Nikon lens aperture is not as great but doesn't really matter for tripod/jewelry pix anyway and possible better quality control. Tamron lens has slower focus and lesser quality control but except for the odd lemon lens, quality is almost unanimously lauded. And not sure how to differentiate the two Nikon lens.

Am I missing something? Any reason why I would want to go one way rather than another?

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Nikon D90
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