Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 Model 272E
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Great lens, even better price
19 November 2013
Summary: This lens takes fantastic photos and is way more affordable than the comparable lenses from Canon. I have a lot to learn when it comes to macro photography, but that is what made this lens great. It affords me the opportunity to have a very high quality lens at a price I could justify at my skill level. I will be able to continue to grow and learn and this lens will not limit me at all. The clarity is superb Bokeh is smooth and easily obtained. fast aperture.
Summary: I have a Pentax K5, and been using the lens now for several days both in macro and standard mode. I use Paint and blow up the macro mode shots to see the detail and they are quite remarkable in sharpness and detail along with beautiful soft bokeh. Have yet to see any CA, and the corners are sharp. I use manual focusing for the macro mode and shoot in good light using center point focusing and get great results.
Summary: I bought this Lens because I wanted the ability to do Macro. An Article suggested buying a Macro with Portrait Capabilities. I couldn't be more happy with this Lens and purchase process. Everything has exceeded my expectations so far.
Summary: I love using this. I've taken my photography in a new direction using this. The only drawback for me is that when you go wide open, autofocus goes nuts and just searches and searches for something to focus on. This is apparently normal for macro lenses. I'm learning to use manual focus.
Great as a zoom prime, horrible as a macro in low light
18 September 2013
Summary: Perhaps I didn't get a good one? Not sure, but I bought this lens for it's macro capabilities. I found it almost impossible to use the autofocus in low light settings (really meaning anything indoors.) I am a wedding photographer and often the rooms brides are getting ready in don't have the best lighting which made getting those crucial ring and jewelry shots incredibly challenging.
Summary: Lens comes in a variety of formats, Canon, Nikon, etc. Mine was for a Sony A-Mount (SLT-A77v) camera. The Sony version is a little different as far as switching from manual to AF but its not a big deal. First I went the way of extension tubes, magnifying diopters, etc. Those will work but they don't measure up to a dedicated macro.
Summary: This is our absolute favorite lens of all the different ones we have. Maybee because we love to take close up pictures. With this lens we have discovered a whole new world out there. Only wish we had two of them so we could take pictures together, my daughter and me, instead of twisting it out from her firm grip when I find a nice spider just waiting to be photographed.