Excerpt: Its a great macro lens and super sharp images. Vibration control works great for some hand help. IF you are new to this like me some shots will get you the hang of Auto- Focus. While experts from Macro world prefer manual focus and tried some shot with that and its great.
Excerpt: I am just starting to work with this lens. So far the lens is nice and sharp. The lens seems well built. The focus speed is fine for what I have tried. My initial shots were made on a tripod so I do not have much to say about the vibration compensation yet.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: This is my second lens, after a Tamron 17-55mm, and it's beautiful. I borrowed a Canon 100mm 2.8, and this has the edge, with better blurring and quieter optics. I'm far from an expert, but am quite a happy customer.
Excerpt: Got this lens last week and took it out for a spin. It fills out my lens armory perfectly. A great portrait lens and it also gets me in close for those abstract natural landscape forms that I am so fond of. It is light yet seems to be well made.
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is my first Tamaron lens and I love it. Between work and home I have access to 15 Nikon lenses and 2 Tokina wide angle zooms. This lens is easily one of my top lenses. I was going to go wth the Nikon 100 macro until I started reading the reviews.
Excerpt: This tamron macro lens is very light weight compared to the Canon 100mm. The tamron outer case feels pretty cheap but is durable The lens takes great pics and easy to use. Would recommend the tamron as best deal for the price.