Any useful difference(s) between the older vs the newer version of the Tamron SP 90mm macro lens?

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OP winterwonderland Forum Member • Posts: 64
Re: Any useful difference(s) between the older vs the newer version of the Tamron SP 90mm macro?

rich_cx139 wrote:

winterwonderland wrote:

We've been looking for a macro lens for our 7D mark ii, and what we have available over here, is rather limited, since we're located in the middle of nowhere. One lens we do have available however, is the OLDER version of the Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD!

Question is: Are there any USEFUL (aka major) differences between the older vs the newer version of this particular macro lens? Like, will the older version do the job as good as the newer, or? Weight, color, design, weather seal etc. = irrelevant for us.

If there are no differences, then it looks like the 90mm will be our macro lens of choice!

reference is on nikon d7100 then d500

optically very very similar ( had f004 then f017 )

af-c faster on F017 especially on D500 - fast enough to be useable at near 1:1, say 1:2 "tracking "insects etc.

Never tried either on MILC Z6 - need hardware update.

For your 7Dii I think that the F004 will beat the s**t out of most third party macro lenses and even give the Canon 100/2.8L a run for the money.

Check out Dustin Abbotts's reviews of both Tamrons.

Got it. Thank you for the info.

However, apparently, there is another 90mm lens from Tamron, this one: https://www.amazon.com/Tamron-AF-90mm-2-8-SP/dp/B00021EEA4 - But this is not as good as the mentioned f004, correct?

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