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

reviewer#7790 date: Aug-7-2010
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:Sony 50 f1.8
Sony 18-250 f3.5-6.3
price paid:250 GBP (new)
positive:Very sharp
Makes a useful portrait lens as well as a macro
negative:Its ugly! I hate the gold trim; it goes with absolutely nothing!
comment:Note for UK readers; as of this writing (Aug 2010), its available from Jessops for only £250, quite a bargain!

I have a detailed review of this lens (used with a Doff DAF-14 ringflash) at http://howgreenisyourgarden.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/review-tamron-af-90f2-8-di-macro-dorr-daf-14-sony-alpha-mount/

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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