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

reviewer#5190 date: Apr-8-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:CZ 16-80mm
Sony 50mm/F1.4
price paid:375 USD
Build quality
negative:AF speed - but I rarely use
comment:This is the sharpest lens in my possession. For the price, you can't beat the value. AF is slower. But this is a macro lens, I almost always use manual focus for macro anyway. Build quality is excellent. Fits tight on my A700 body. I have a series of pictures with this lens on my web site as examples: http://photocreation.zenfolio.com/p811955205

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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