Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Model 272EE) – Reviews & Compare Deals

Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Model 272EE) – Reviews & Compare Deals
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The Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens with Canon EOS Mount is a high-performance macro lens ideal for portraiture and close-up photography. It captures powerful sharp images with a background blur. This lightweight, portable lens features Di (Digitally Integrated Design), multi-coating to its element surfaces, to improve performance with Digital SLRs.Features: Provides life-size 1:1 macro images Ideal as portrait lens One-touch AF/MF switchover by simply sliding the focusing ring back and forth "Di" design optimized for digital and photo cameras
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Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Model 272EE)

Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Model 272EE)

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The Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens with Canon EOS Mount is a high-performance macro lens ideal for portraiture and close-up photography. It captures powerful sharp images with a background blur. This lightweight, portable lens features Di (Digitally Integrated Design), multi-coating to its element surfaces, to improve performance with Digital SLRs.Features: Provides life-size 1:1 macro images Ideal as portrait lens One-touch AF/MF switchover by simply sliding the focusing ring back and forth "Di" design optimized for digital and photo cameras

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  • EAN: 4054842405567
  • MPN: AF272C-700
  • UPC: 725211727118
  • Model: 272EE
  • Part Number: AF272C-700
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Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 Macro Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Model 272EE)


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  1. I’d first like to thank the other reviewers here for their precise and comprehensive analyses of this lens, with special thanks to “Capt RB”. Your comments were very instrumental in my deciding to purchase this lens, and I’m VERY glad I did! My experience with this superb optic has been identical to most of yours; likewise my opinion of this product, as well. So much so that in place of a lengthy and verbose review of my own (and I fully intended to write one, too!), I’ll simply say “Ditto!” , but with just a few added comments:1. This lens is not only sharper than the Nikon 105 2.8 micro, but it’s MUCH sharper!2. Overall IQ, in my opinion, is superior to the 105 2.8 Nikkor in every way that matters to me…color, contrast, raw resolution and fine detail, brightness and color saturation, a complete absence of any and all linear distortions, freedom from purple fringing and insignificant levels of secondary chromatic aberations. And need I even mention its substantially better rendering of out of focus elements, or bokeh as it’s often called.Bottom line: I haven’t seen image quality like this since I last held a Leica in my hands!3. Build quality (which cost Tamron that highly coveted “5th star”) is just barely adequate; reminiscent more of Nikons 55-200mm budget tele-zoom lens rather than their micro-nikkors. But I’m more than willing to live with it’s flimsy construction in exchange for its absolutly stellar image quality. I’m just going to have to be very, very careful how I handle, transport, and store it. Consider her, if you will, as one might a fine Patek Phillipe timepiece…too fragile to take on safari, but of utterly stunning, world class performance.This one shortcoming notwithstanding, I would opt for this lens every time! After using this lens quite extensively for the past few weeks, I’d like to point out a few important things that weren’t immediately apparent when first using it.My copy of this outstanding lens features Tamrons most recent improvement to its already classic design, namely the addition of the built-in autofocus drive motor. It is noteworthy that the few negative criticisms to be found in other reviews of this lens, specifically regarding slow or noisy AF, all appear to apply only to those models that use the camera bodys AF drive motor and not to this newest version. I do have one such lens, the Nikon 70-300mm G, and if it’s any example of screw-drive autofocus performance, then such criticisms are most likely well deserved.As for auto-focus speed with the built in AF motor, let me tell you that when restricted to its ‘non macro’ range (1.5′ – Inf.) this puppy is not just fast, but REALLY fast! Outdoors with my Nikon D90, in any reasonable level of ‘daytime’ lighting, autofocus is achieved in a blink of an eye, and with utterly no ‘hunting’. It focuses faster than my AFS 16-85mm VR Nikkor, and even a little quicker than the 50mm 1.8 AF-D, and much quieter. Incidently, focus accuracy at ANY distance is ‘dead on’ accurate! And unlike quite a number of macro optics, it’s also critically sharp at any distance, too. Between the fast, quiet, and accurate focusing, this lens is actually quite useful when action stopping shutter speeds are necessary. While certainly more than adequate for capturing a visit to the ‘dog park’ or kids at play, I don’t know that I’d reccommend it for shooting nighttime jai-lai matches by available light but then, this lens wasn’t designed for that purpose.In more typical ‘Macro’ applications, autofocus while neither as fast or quiet as previously mentioned, is quite respectable and most of all, resolute and precise.Over these last few weeks with this lens, I’ve also come to re-evaluate its build quality. I put it somewhat above the Nikkor kit lenses, but still a little below my 16-85mm VR Nikkor zoom, the 18-200 VR Nikkor, or the AFS 70-300 VR Nikkor. Considering that this Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro lens costs about half what those others do, I’d now be more inclined to say that while not “Press Corp” rugged, it’s build quality and construction are certainly adequate for such purposes as it was made. And, yes…I’d reccommend it again and again!So, okay…let’s give her another 1/4 star!

  2. This lens is a really great macro lens. Very sharp photos, and it produces a beautiful bokeh. I was surprised at how great a portrait lens it is too. I was impressed and excited about the possibilities. HOWEVER, I was shipped a gray market lens which meant I was not eligible for Tamron’s awesome warranty (and supporting the gray market isn’t something I am interested in doing). Be aware of this if you value your lens. I am shipping mine back, and I am extremely disappointed this happened to me. Amazon was great and totally understanding about the return. Always check with the fulfillment store before ordering. Nowhere on the description did it say I would be receiving a gray market lens, and the price was nearly the same as authorized dealers. Caveat emptor…

  3. There are a few things to really like about this lens, which I’ll get to in a moment. Let’s get the other stuff out of the way.When I first got it, it seemed very light (weight-wise) and plastic-y. Doesn’t feel like a $500 piece of glass. Construction is more Kia than Caddy. Yes, it hunts around at times and not the fastest when it comes to focusing. It’s also locked up on me a couple of times (not auto-focusing, sounding like it’s binding) and I had to go into manual and twist the focusing ring around to free it up. I have a long warranty and will try it more times before I panic, though.I bought it reconditioned and used some gift cards plus other discounts to bring the price down as much as I could. As a $200 piece, no argument. $500? Not sure.Image-wise, some very nice shots on my limited usage.Buy when the price is right and warranty is in place.Bokeh for portraits is very nice and astoundingly selective. You may need to stop down to get more of the frame in focus. Check the picture of the close-up of the mouth and flute: the focal point is very narrow. Macro is also as good as any other lens I’ve ever owned. When I bought my D750 I didn’t yet have a macro or decent portrait lens, so this is it. (Update: I have a few others now.) I need macro because (good idea coming up) I photograph my business card and then lock the image so if the camera or memory card get away from me I have a fighting chance of getting them back.

  4. The image quality of this lens is great. For me, the only negative point is the autofocus, whuch is slow and hunts a lot. That’s common with macro lenses, so I’m just being picky. But if you’ve ever tried the much more expensive Canon 100mm L-series macro…it has a way of spoiling you and making you pickier. I returned mine based on my preference, but I can’t say it was truly the fault of the lens. As long as you know what to expect, it’s a good purchase.

  5. This lens takes extremely sharp images and does what it is made to do. However the build quality of the lens is substandard compared to a consumer grade Nikon lens. The warranty process for their 6 year warranty is ridiculous. Even after filling out the online form and providing all of your information, serial number etc. you still have to print out that information along with the sales receipt and mail the documentation to them otherwise you cannot complete the warranty process. I purchased this lens from Amazon and it is the USA version for 100$ more than the grey market version but the hoops they want you to jump through to receive warranty support are just unnecessary. To sum it up, be ginger with this lens because they are not well made, and while glass is good this purchase has left a bad taste in my mouth. I feel I’m being generous with a 3 star rating because of its sharpness, but I won’t be buying another Tamron anytime in the near future. Kudos to Amazon for quickly replacing the first one I received that was defective. And no I did not expect pro build quality from a 500$ lens, but I expected more than that.

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