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9.3 out of 10

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

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Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 Model 272E

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Overall 6
6.0

A good lens.

Edward Deasy, Amazon
8 April 2014
  • 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. I would recommend this lens. The auto focus has a lot of range to cover, so using the "limit" control can make auto focus work faster.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for the price

Paul, Amazon
13 April 2013
  • 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. The second issue may be my inexperience with macro lenses, but without a tripod the subject was usually out of fuzzy.
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Overall 6
6.0

No Quality Control?

Pentax 4 decades, B&H Photo
10 December 2012
  • 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. The biggest problem with the lens is that it will not focus at infinity.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

on en a pour son argent

sakipetitpoucet, B&H Photo
27 July 2011
  • Excerpt: The lens is beautifull but some times i miss the stabilisation
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Hard lesson

Eddieleew, B&H Photo
27 January 2011
  • Excerpt: I use my Canon T1i and the Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro for portraits and macro shots in design school. The lens macros well from what Ive seen. Anything over macro looks blurry. [...
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Blurry Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

good performer

ben, B&H Photo
19 December 2010
  • Excerpt: after testing with 3 copies of the lense, I think I will be happy with shooting a prime with extension tube.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Not sharp edge to edge, Not sharp wide open
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Overall 6
6.0

Sharp lens with slow motor

Jeffrey S. Smith, Amazon
11 November 2010
  • 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. Also, it wasn't clear to me when I purchased it, but the F/2.8 is only when focused at infinity. When doing a 1:1 macro shot, it is limited to F/4.
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Overall 6
6.0

What makes a Marco a Macro?

Strathmore Images, B&H Photo
8 November 2010
  • 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 and the rest just isn't. Maybe photos from a greater distance with more cropping will give me the detail that I need but so far this has been more frustrating than rewarding.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

OUSTANDING AT SHORT DISTANCES

Rob, B&H Photo
18 January 2010
  • 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. ALSO, the relatively slow f/2.8 speed requires slower shutter speeds and limits its usefulness in low-light conditions and available light portratis, etc.
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.0

Dazled

dazled, epinions.com
21 November 2008
  • Excerpt: I picked up a Tamron 90mm Macro F 2.8 a week back and I was truly dissappointed to see the aperture
  • Pros: 1.Good sharpness. 2.Good flash reproduction. 3.Good pricing
  • Cons: 1.No F2.8 aperture control trhough the focus range. 2. No VR or IS in the lens.
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