Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 Model 272E
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Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Model 272E Lens
15 March 2013
Conclusion: The Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Model 272E is the newest at this time of writing in a line of Tamron macro lenses dating back many years. It will carry on this proud tradition. Apart from the slightly less robust feel of the full / limit switch, I really can find nothing to criticise.
Conclusion: Build quality is about right for this class of lens, with a smooth plastic outer barrel and a metal mount at its rear for sturdiness. The large, textured focusing ring can be easily pulled up and down to alternate between manual and autofocus operation, although perhaps a little too easily, because...
Pros: Affordable, Sharp images, Available in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax fittings
Cons: Noisy focusing motor, No image stabilisation system
Conclusion: This lens will not disappoint you with its sharpness, which is a match for its competition especially wide open. The lens actually read out as f/3 wide open which is not quite ‘what it says on the tin’, loosing almost a third of a stop but does come in straight away with good resolution figures.
Pros: Focussing speed (for a macro), Performance wide open, Lightweight
Cons: Build quality not quite as robust as some., Peak in wrong place for Macro (but great for portraiture), Lack of a protective case/pouch
Summary: The latest iteration of a classic, affordably-priced, mid-range macro lens.Although Tamron has been producing 90mm macro lenses since the late 1970s, the latest SP AF90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 lens is the first with Tamron's latest Di (Digitally Integrated Design) technology, which matches the...
Pros: You want an affordable macro lens that delivers sharp images at mid-range aperture settings., You want competent mechanical performance., You want a lens that requires no readjustment when you fit filters., You'd like a lens that delivers attractive bokeh. Don't buy this lens if :, You need a gen...
Excerpt: There's plenty to like about the neatly designed Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Macro DI. The price tag is certainly competitive and the design is excellent - we particularly like the push/pull AF/MF selector that enables you to quickly change between the two.