Which Macro? Tamron 60mm, Sigma 70mm DG, Sigma 90mm

Started Aug 19, 2012 | Discussions
remylebeau
OP remylebeau Regular Member • Posts: 293
Re: So far the best I have seen is..

That's very interesting to think about, definitely another option to consider...hmmm

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evangelos k Contributing Member • Posts: 506
Sigma 105 HSM

The unbeatable price of the Tamron 90mm makes it very hard not to go with it.

...But, if you can afford it, or the SONY 100mm has crossed your mind, I would choose the new SIGMA 105 HSM. I actually did couple months ago. Currently it sells for $200 less than the SONY ($730) and the HSM and the fact it is Internal Focus make it the best choice IMO. HSM is wonderful, and IF is really all the $$. IQ up there with all the rest great choices in the macro category.

Although I do own many SONY lenses, the 100mm Macro is way too expensive to be screw drive and non IF
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tbcass
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Re: My take...

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Tamron 60mm f/2

Pros - Larger aperture for portraiture (but not necessarily for macro work). Good focal length for portraits. The lens is IF and does not extend (unlike Sigma 70 and Tamron 90). In fact, it has the longest distance to object at 1:1 macro of the three.

Maybe I'm wrong but I believe the effective end of lens to subject distance is almost the same as the Tamron 90.

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EinsteinsGhost
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: My take...

Yes, with slight edge to 60mm.
60mm f/2
MFD: 230 mm
Max length: 80 mm
Distance: 150 mm

90mm f/2.8
MFD: 290 mm
Max length: 150 mm
Distance: 140 mm

So, the difference is only 1 cm.

tbcass wrote:

EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Tamron 60mm f/2

Pros - Larger aperture for portraiture (but not necessarily for macro work). Good focal length for portraits. The lens is IF and does not extend (unlike Sigma 70 and Tamron 90). In fact, it has the longest distance to object at 1:1 macro of the three.

Maybe I'm wrong but I believe the effective end of lens to subject distance is almost the same as the Tamron 90.

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Faith Yeung Regular Member • Posts: 492
Re: My take...
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