Summary: Received brand new, well packaged. Warranty registration was very easy. This is my first "dedicated" prime macro lens and I've been extremely impressed to this point. This lens provides me with access to a new world of close-up and portrait photography that I've never had before.
Summary: I had this lens for 2 frustrating months. This lens for Nikon has a known issue with focus and exposure with the Nikon D7000 camera. This especially shows when using a ttl flash. I sent the lens back to Tamron twice for this issue. I was assured it was corrected each time, it wasn't.
Summary: Many others have written extensive evaluations of this lens and I generally agree with the conclusions they have reached. The point of my review is to state that the problems with the autofocus on this lens are not restricted to Canon cameras alone.
Excerpt: Great lens with a great looking bokeh at f/2 and 2.8. Nice working distance of 100mm so you don't have the shadow of your lens in your shot. This is for APS-C cameras ONLY not full frame get the 90mm for full frames.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Aaron J. Clark "Multi-Determined Dilettante", Amazon
4 June 2014
Summary: The difference in picture quality between this and my Nikon 28-200 is really dramatic. For both closeup macro and portraits I'm loving this lens. If you've never had a "fast" lens with a wide aperture and you want to make pictures that really pop, you really need something like this.
Tamron AF 60mm f/2.0 SP DI II LD IF 1:1 Macro Lens for Sony Digital SLR...
Sharon "Reddog", Amazon
12 April 2014
Summary: Very well made lens. Tamron really looked into all of the natural things that happen with light, reflection and focus. The focus was too soft for me with my dslr. Some people like soft focus. The company that sold this is KEH Camera company and the are top notch. They want you happy.