Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro A-mount lens review by Jlav
|Jlav#8811 date: Mar-20-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||CZ 24-70 2.8|
100 2.8 nikon macro
70-200 2.8 apo hs
18-70 kit lens
|price paid:||429 CDN (new)|
|positive:||Easy to read labels and focus display|
Smooth and sturdy focus ring
Very nice out of focus areas
|negative:||Pointless push/pull af/manual ring|
|comment:||It is, like other macro lenses, a solid bet. There isn't really a bad macro lens out there from the major makers.|
The push/pull af/m focus ring is pointless from what I can tell, it doesn't disengage the autofocus unless you turn it off on the camera body.
The surprise to me was how good the out of focus is for portraiture. It is an equal to my 70-200 G for sharpness (sharper at 2.8) and bokeh, and with the focus limiter, it is fast enough to focus. It is not on par with any of CZ lenses, especially on the A900.
I got this for studio work where I need to get closer than the CZ 24-70 can (0.25x), and to see if I could reduce some weight for some portrait jobs.