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. The build quality is admittedly not up to that of the micro-Nikkors, but is perfectly adequate for normal use.
Conclusion: In summary, although you get what you pay for with this lens, but you sometimes get the unexpected bonus of a little more. True, with its noisy, basic focusing motor, and no internal focus, it's hardly the most refined option, but its sharpness compares more than favourably with more expensive lenses, and its price can't be argued with.
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
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. There's a focus limiter that's much the same as that on the Nikon macro - you choose which side of 0.42m you want to use - plus the minimum aperture setting of f/32 gives plenty of depth-of-field.
Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di macro (Pentax) - Review / Lab Test Report
31 October 2008
Conclusion: The Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di is an excellent lens without significant flaws and it is at least as good if not even slightly better than its more expensive native Pentax counterpart. The resolution figures are impressively high, vignetting is marginal and distortions are non-existent. There're hints of lateral and longitudinal CAs but that's nothing out of the ordinary here.
Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di macro (Nikon mount) - Review / Lab Test Report
31 October 2008
Conclusion: The Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di is a superb lens without any significant flaws and it's easily as good as the corresponding (classic) Micro-Nikkor - the resolution figures are extremely high, vignetting is marginal, CAs are low and distortions are non-existent. The build quality may be slightly inferior in comparison to the Nikkor but then the price tag is also substantially lower so the verdict can only be - HIGHLY recommended!