Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 Model 272E
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Sharp lens with beautiful bokeh. The autofocus is EXTREMELY loud
24 July 2014
Summary: Sharp lens with beautiful bokeh. The autofocus is EXTREMELY loud. And when I do manual focus, the viewfinder on my d5100 doesn't match up to the subject's optimum sharpness. I am returning it primarily because I received a grey market lens from SUNSET ELECTRONICS.
Summary: I received the lens from the vendor. Packed well, delivered quickly. It took a while to get used to it. Setting the range of the focus is a good idea if using auto focus . The results are quite good. Not only the acuity of the lens, but the "bokeh" (the look of the out of focus areas) is good also.
Summary: The clarity was very good and the minimum focus distance is great. The two issues I have are with the focusing. It requires too many turns of the knob to go between the focus ends. This results in much longer time to focus on the subject. The problem is the same in AF and manual.
Excerpt: Not a bad lens, overall, BUT... After about a year of use, I am somewhat disappointed in the 90mm. The level of detail shown is acceptable, but micro-contrast is surprisingly low and images require considerable sharpening to look decent. OK, it's not a Pentax 100mm.
Summary: I like this lens, and have taken some great shots of my son and flowers. The lens is very sharp, and the clutch focus is a nice feature. I use this with my Nikon D80. My biggest gripe is the focus is very slow. Sometimes, in lower light, it won't find the focus.
Excerpt: I wanted a macro lens to take very very detailed images of nature. Feathers, leaves, spider webs, drops of dew etc. I am still learning how to use this lens but it seems that at very close range the depth of field is so shallow that one has to select exactly what plane of the photo is to be in focus...
Excerpt: Bought primarily as a portrait lens and secondly for macro. For very close macro shots, its outstanding. But, too front heavy for use on Nikon D60 or D90 for carry-around, handheld portraits. AUTO-FOCUS excellent in macro-mode (up to 2-3 fet), but unreliable and dissapointing longer distance.
Pros: Excellent macro auto-fous, Great in macro mode, Quick Focus
Cons: Blurry Focus, Difficult to Clean, Heavy, Poor in distance focus, Poor in Low Light