Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro A-mount lens review by Bill73
|Bill73#7559 date: Jun-13-2010|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Other marco lenses I have used and owned over the years|
earlier iterations of Tamron 90
Nice hood - even though redundant
Recessed front element
Wonderful manual focus
Did I mention price!?
|negative:||Auto focus can be painful (but thankfully has a limit switch and that improves things immensely)|
|comment:||Without a doubt one of the sharpest macro lenses ever produced. In this focal length (no ... in all focal lengths) it is sharper than the competition - perhaps the Sony 50mm macro can compete but I doubt it. It also functions as an excellent mid level prime. I would recommend this lens to anyone and everyone - it is that good. I know some reviewers/testers have experienced CA in very limited situations with this lens but I have NEVER experienced any CA ... ever (and I have clocked-up over 2000 exposures with it!). I would never be without this lens and my only regret is the fact that I put off the purchase of it for so long.|
From a price perspective - this lens embarrasses the competition.