Micro-Nikkor AF 105mm f/2.8 D vs Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di macro

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Kerry Pierce
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Re: Micro-Nikkor AF 105mm f/2.8 D vs Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di macro

slimandy wrote:

Macro lenses tend not to focus that fast. I tend to use MF for macro anyway. DOF is minimal and accurate focus is crucial. The camera's focussing points are too big. There will be too much hunting. MF is the way to go. The only macro lens that I have used that focusses well for general use is the Sigma 150mm OS. It beats the original Sigma 150 and also the Tamron 90, Nikon 105 VR, Nikon 60mmD and Sigma 105.

I've seen at least a couple of your posts, extolling the virtues of the 150 OS. I'd like to know if you had the original, non-OS version and if so, how much difference that you think there is between the 2. I assume that both are equally sharp, great optics, etc, so my question is mostly concerned with the AF and OS.



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