Summary: I considered the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS because it's essentially the gold standard for its kind, but went with the Tamron SP DI Macro based on the numerous positive reviews. VC image stabilization adds that wiggle room in shooting at lower shutter speeds, which puts it in Canon's class in that...
Summary: This is my new favorite lens. I actually bought it mostly for macro (which it does beautifully) but what I'm diggin' most is using it for a portrait lens. It has a really nice bokeh (such a fun word) and the compression is so flattering to the facial features.
This is not to take away from the outstanding quality of Canon glass as I feel that they are the best but Tamron has closed the
Alex Moore, Amazon
27 October 2014
Summary: This lens is phenomenal and the price and warranty equally so. This is my third Tamron lens so I'm speaking from first hand experience and I have had the opportunity to compare them to their Canon counterparts.
Summary: Clearly superior in sharpness to my Nikon 105 VR, but that's expected as it is a much newer design. This lens is incredibly sharp, focuses fast and has a pro feel on par with OEM lenses. Bokeh is also excellent. Tamron really won big on this lens as it's essentially flawless.