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Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 Model 272E

Di: Digitally Integrated Design, is a designation Tamron puts on Read more

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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 8
8.0
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Lens

PhotoReview
1 August 2010
  • 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 performance characteristics of current DSLR cameras.
  • 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 general-purpose lens., You require built-in image stabilisation., You're not prepared to use a tripod for critical macro work.
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.5
Versatility 8
8.0
Usability 9
9.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Lens

PhotoReview
1 August 2010
  • 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 performance characteristics of current DSLR cameras.
  • 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 general-purpose lens., You require built-in image stabilisation., You're not prepared to use a tripod for critical macro work.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di macro (Pentax) - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
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.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 7
7.0

Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 SP Di macro (Nikon mount) - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
17 October 2008
  • Excerpt: With 10 elements in 9 groups, it's worth noting there's no internal AF motor so mounting it on a Nikon D3100, D5100 or similar which doesn't have an in-built AF motor will limit you to using it manual focus only. Unlike Tamron's 60mm f/2 macro, this lens doesn't have an internal focusing system, so the front element extends by 61mm when shooting at the full 1:1 ratio, but the front element doesn't rotate, so it's suitable to use with filters.
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