Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 Model 272E
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Preggo Swimmer, Amazon
22 May 2013
Summary: I have learned my lesson to never buy cheap lenses. I bought the macro lens primarily to photograph newborn fingers and toes and other tiny precious parts but the autofocus is so slow that it's completely useless. Even when I used this lens to take some ring shots at a wedding, I gave up on using the lens because you have to hold down the shutter for so long to find focus and god forbid you have to refocus...forget it! I will be returning ASAP.
Summary: Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 Macro Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras I need a lens for portrait and macro. I narrowed down two choices: Nikon 105mm f/2.8G ED IF AF-S VR or Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di. I searched the internet. Thom Hogan says " The big difference is this (between the Nikon and tamron): for $400 less money, you give up VR, focus speed, and a bit of build quality from the Nikon 105mm. That's about it. The Tamron 90mm is the poor man's mid-range macro.
Summary: The lens mount was very tight, so if was a little difficult to mount. I became concerned about damaging my camera mount. The autofocus didn't work at all. It hunted a lot, and came close a few times, but the image in the viewfinder was never in focus. Initially when using manual focus, the viewfinder was bright. After the first shutter release, it became much darker, and therefore difficult to even focus manually.
Cons: Blurry Focus, Lens Creep, See comments, Slow Focus, Tough To Attach
Excerpt: Photographing 9 years. Digital and medium format film. Worked with all kinds of lenses over the years. This is the single worst piece of photographic equipment that I own. Focusing this lens is an exercise in futility.