Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro A-mount lens review by BertG

reviewer#172 date: Oct-26-2005
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:
positive:Very sharp. Nice bokeh. Reasonable fast AF.
negative:Focus limitar isn't working properly with the 7D and AS.
Because of the focal length, you have to be close to the subject. But a good compromise between 50 mm and 180/200 mm
comment:For macro work it's an excellent lens. But also for portraits and street photography it's realy a good choice. Should be in everybody's bag. I never go out without it. In that respect it's a fast 90/2.8 prime lens.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 109
  • sharpness: 4.92
  • color: 4.76
  • build: 4.08
  • distortion: 4.79
  • flare control: 4.71
  • overall: 4.65
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