Reviews and Problems with Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 Model 272E
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Good Macro lens
23 September 2013
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.
Excellent Lens - New Version Due out in April 2013
22 March 2013
Summary: I purchased the older version despite the new 90mm coming out in April 2013 (needed it for a job). I've been very pleased with the images coming from the lens. Macros are sharp and crisp and well detailed. Focus has been consistent and I've noted very few aberrations such as excessive fringing, etc. In all, very pleased with this lens.
Summary: Tamron 90mm is an incredibly sharp lens and may be compared with the best Nikor lenses available in the market. It is a beautiful looking lens (although Sigmas are more so) and has an average weight, which means it is a good carry-around lens. Macro focuses at 5.6f which is just what is required. The only pain with this lens is that it is very slow and very noisy. You cannot just wait around for years when there is a good photo op.
Summary: This is a good lens but is too soft of focus for me to enjoy. The colors are warm. Manuel focus is better for macro insects. I would not recommend this lens if you want a sharp detail image. If you like a soft focus arty picture then it would be great. For example portrait work.
Summary: This is the first camera stuff I bought through Ebay, before I receive the stuff I am bit worry because I didn't think with lower price the original price will be guarantee to have a good stuff, but unfortunately the stuff that I bought through ebay was pretty good and the price reasonable. I love my Tamron 90mm I am using it all the time.
Summary: This is a good alternative to the Pentax 100mm F2.8 macro - image quality is a bit less rich - but not too much that you can tell the difference unless you really blow up your shots. Build quality is just ok - the Pentax is much more robust with an all metal construction and weather sealing.
Summary: This is an excellent lens for the money and when used on a APS-C camera yeilds great macros. On ebay be very careful and ask the buyer to verify the lens type. I would say over half the lenses on ebay are mis represented as to the lens type. There are many models of these lenses and people pick stock photos of lenses and show the wrong ones, buyer beware ALLWAYS clearly see what you are buying.
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP AF Di Macro Lens - The Poor Mans Zeiss Makro-Planar
Robert G. Weiniger, Amazon
22 January 2012
Summary: I'd first like to thank the other reviewers here for their precise and comprehensive analyses of this lens, with special thanks to "Capt RB". Your comments were very instrumental in my deciding to purchase this lens, and I'm VERY glad I did! My experience with this superb optic has been identical to most of yours; likewise my opinion of this product, as well. So much so that in place of a lengthy and verbose review of my own (and I fully intended to write one, too!
Summary: Quick, to-the-point review: 1. The lens takes AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL images! Mounted on my Nikon D700 I've taken some of my favorite images with this lens. The bokeh is WORLD-CLASS! I've not personally compared it to the Nikon 105mm but I hear the Tamron is better. Beautiful, rich, creamy bokeh. Gorgeous. So... why only 4 stars? 1. I had to return the original lens. It did not work most of the time with my Nikon.