Tamron SP 90mm AF F2.5 A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 1   
reviewer#10715 date: Nov-19-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:$180
-buttery bokeh
-little chromatic aberration/fringing
negative:-minor wish for focus ring knurling
comment:As the lack of reviews until mine would verify, this is a fairly uncommon version of this lens - at least outside of Japan where it was purchased. I've never had the other version (52E), but assume they are identical except in styling. My experience mirrors those who have provided complimentary reviews on the 52E. The rubber-like focus ring is smooth, yet hasn't caused issues, although some knurling would be nice for the cold weather here in the northern States. As others have said, autofocusing can be a bit skittish and relatively loud, even with phase detection. The lens wasn't designed for 10-12 frames per second, so it clacks when the aperture is closed down. Thus, I wouldn't recommend the lens for creatures at close range if you're trying to catch fast movement without distracting them. Other than that it's a quality lens if you don't need 1:1 macros.

I'd also recommend it as a great portrait and medium-telephoto prime. It's sharp from 2.5, renders buttery bokeh with 9 curved blades and shows little if any chromatic aberration/fringing.
reviews found: 1   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 5.00

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