Better Macro cum Portrait lens between NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED and Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD?

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Ayan The Nikon User
Ayan The Nikon User New Member • Posts: 11
Better Macro cum Portrait lens between NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED and Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD?

Hello,

I'm planning to buy a Macro cum portrait lens for my D5100. I've shortlisted two lenses:

1. Nikkor AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED (in used condition)

2. Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD [IF] MACRO for Nikon

As per DXOMARK sharpness comparison (see below link) between these two lenses, although Tamron has max aperture of f/2, I cannot see any significant difference in f/2.8 to f/11 range (at center) (f/5.6 being the sweet spot for both the lenses). Considering sharpness at the corner, Tamron is bit ahead of Nikkor.

http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare/Side-by-side/Nikon-AF-S-Micro-NIKKOR-60mm-F28G-ED-on-Nikon-D7000-versus-Tamron-SP-AF60mm-F2-Di-II-LD-IF-Macro-11-Nikon___812_680_495_0

Considering price difference between a used Nikkor and a new Tamron is pretty less, which one is better for both portrait and macro?

Thanks!

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