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TamronSP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
 
4.7

(based on 81 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (52)
  • Consistent output (49)
  • Easily interchangeable (48)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (47)
  • Nice bokeh (30)

Cons

  • Slow focus (21)
  • Difficult to clean (5)
  • Noisy autofocus (4)
  • Weak casing (3)

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (49)
  • Low light (21)
  • Weddings (13)
  • Portraits (12)
  • Night photography (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (27), Semi-pro photographer (16), Enthusiast (14), Pro photographer (9), Semi-professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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Using on 5D MK2, stellar results, I had this lens 25 years ago and am glad to have it back again. The quick change to manual focus, a must for macro work,...Read complete review

Using on 5D MK2, stellar results, I had this lens 25 years ago and am glad to have it back again. The quick change to manual focus, a must for macro work, is great. Smooth barrel and bright crisp glass.

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The lens is beautifull but some times i miss the stabilisation

The lens is beautifull but some times i miss the stabilisation

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5.0

This lens completely does what it says.

By DancinArch

from az

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

    I purchased this lens for macro photography and it really excels in this department. I also tried it out for medium distance work and am extremely pleased with the results. It is every bit as good as the hype and reviews say.

    Some reviewers quote this lens as having noisy auto focus, and I grant you this might be true, but for macro work I use the manual focus exclusively.

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    5.0

    Loving my New lens

    By PhotoGuyDarren

    from Bardstown KY

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

      I have been wanting a macro lens for a while and I am more then pleased with my decission. Easy to use and the images are beautiful and crisp.

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      4.0

      Sharp lens!

      By Jim

      from Anaheim, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Slow Loud Focus

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

      This is a very sharp lens. The detail of the photos is nice to work with.

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      5.0

      Incredible Glass

      By Shuttermogs

      from Lauderhill, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

      Used with Canon Rebel T3. Great piece of glass. Focuses and shoots very quickly. Quick stablization.

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      5.0

      Tamron 90MM lense and B&H

      By Bagger

      from San Antonio, Texas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

        I just got into macro shooting and really have enjoyed this lens. It is easy to use and very clear. This was my first experience with B&H and I must say they did a great job. Order was shipped on time and packaged very well. I will be back to do more business with them in the future.

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        4.0

        Awesome lens

        By DC

        from Westfield

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Pros

        • Sharp As Any Lens I Own
        • Small and light

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

            Great lens. Sharp and really a lot more than I expected.

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            5.0

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            By ABNRML BMW

            from Somersworth NH

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography

              Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

              Using on 5D MK2, stellar results, I had this lens 25 years ago and am glad to have it back again. The quick change to manual focus, a must for macro work, is great. Smooth barrel and bright crisp glass.

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              5.0

              Good value lens

              By Red Eye

              from Bloomington, MN

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Macro Photography

                Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                I am using this lens for nature shots and am very happy with how sharp the images have been. As a beginner I appreciated that there was no trouble attaching it to the camera and it was easy to use.

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                5.0

                Extreamly Sharp

                By Gray Fox

                from Charleston, SC

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Rugged

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                  I use this lens for macro photography and it makes a very sharp image at f-stops from 2.8 to 16. After f/16 the lens is still sharp but not as sharp as the lower f-stops. The shift from auto focus to manual focus is outstanding. I wish more lens were like this. The long focuse range in manual focus makes it very easy to get the sharpest images possible. So far nothing I dislike of this lens.

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                  5.0

                  i would buy this lens again

                  By bill the picture taker

                  from turner , maine

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                    i use this lens every day for close ups and for just all aound picture taking , i have nothing bad to say about this lens , i would give it 6 stars if i could .........

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                    4.0

                    Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro AF Lens

                    By Dave

                    from Jacksonville, FL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                      This was a highly rated lens and I needed one for macro photography. It fits my needs perfectly and appears to be user friendly and mostly forgiving for newer photographers like me.

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                      5.0

                      Nice Lens

                      By Bob

                      from Honolulu

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                        I'm very happy with the results this lens has provided. It gives nice clear, sharp images and if something larger than macro is nearby it becomes a nice portrait lens. The lens feels solid and well constructed. The focusing limiter is helpful but I've found that using AF has scared small skittish creatures away. If you need to switch from AF to MF you can do so quickly by sliding the focus ring back and forth an additional benefit of which is that you keep an eye on your subject through the eye piece. I have no problem recommending this lens..

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                        5.0

                        Superb Macro Lens

                        By Gerry

                        from Tucson, AZ

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                            This is a superb macro lens that is also a good length for portraits, especially on cameras with full-frame sensors. I mostly use this lens for macro, and focus manually, so I particularly like its large focusing ring.

                            Canon users will also be interested to know that, with a 55mm-72mm step-up ring, it's compatible with Canon's ring light and "Twin Lite". I regularly use my Tamron 90mm lens in this way with my Canon MT-24EX.

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                            5.0

                            It's excellent sense of the word .

                            By abdullah alenezi

                            from NY , USA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Pros

                            • Easily Interchangeable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Night Photography
                              • Sports/Action

                              Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                              The first Lens used since 2009 , I lost at airport , and now took a new one , really Very sharp , Light, fast Auto Focus , Not expensive , Really a great deal.

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                              4.0

                              Great started macro lense

                              By Mkawafune

                              from Denver colorado

                              About Me Photography Student

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                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                    I use this to take pictures of food and the price is right

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                                    5.0

                                    Great lens

                                    By SuperL

                                    from Alabama coast

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Easily Interchangeable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Indoors/Low Light
                                      • Macro Photography

                                      Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                      Ive had this lens about 3 weeks now and i absolutely love it. i was afraid it would be a challenge for me since it does not have image stabilization, but i havent had any problems.
                                      It is VERY sharp. Comes with a nice bag and lens hood.
                                      It has quickly become my favorite lens and is well worth the money, especially with the current rebate!

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                                      5.0

                                      Tamron Does it Again!

                                      By AW

                                      from Salt Lake City UT

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Output
                                      • Easily Interchangeable
                                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                        Switching from auto-focus mode to manual is easy with this lens. The procedure is, by far, simpler than fumbling with a switch on the side of the lens to make the conversion. And in macro photography, manual focus is a must! Great attribute. It's also surprisingly light-weight.

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                                        5.0

                                        Tamron SP90mm F/2.8 Di Macro lens

                                        By Neil

                                        from Edmonton, Canada

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Contrast
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easilyt changeable
                                        • Nice Bokeh
                                        • Sharp at all focal length

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Macro and portraits

                                          Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                          Sure..it does look oddly cheap with its silkscreened painted numbers and name but..where it counts..its extraordinary contrast, resolution and ease of switchng back and forth between auto and manual, it is a winner. It is also an excellent portrait lens on a full frame camera. It would of course be nice for it ito have image starbilisation for general use but for a macro environment image stabilisation does not work in any case. I suggest always use manual for such purposes and magnifiy the image when doing the focus. For most uses however, the auto focus is fast enough thoiugh it is not a ring type focus motor it does the job consistently. If one wants super optics..as good as any lens anywhere, I submit, this is the lens to get. Platic? well sure...Does it matter..never. Plastics are fine for lenses and the idea that metal is superior is left over tech for plumbers. It matters not at all...Drop any lens and it is toast and thus metal or plastic are equally vulnerable and also long lasting. Lightness is what one does get with this nice lens. It is a pleasure to use.

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                                          5.0

                                          Amazing Image Quality

                                          By Rush 2112

                                          from Lawrenceville, Ga

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Exceptional Image Quality
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Nice Bokeh

                                          Cons

                                          • Slow Focus

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                          Read all the reviews and expected good results, but WOW the image quality is extremely good. Yes the auto focus is a bit noisy and at times it will hunt for correct focus. But for the cost and image quality an excellent purchase. I now have 3 Tamron lenses to go along with several Canon L lenses and the image quality on the Tamron's has always been very good. Unless you're wanting to spend more $$ and truly want a Canon USM, you can't beat this 90mm Tamron for image quality.

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                                          4.0

                                          Everything I Expected

                                          By Travis

                                          from Youngstown, Ohio

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Macro Photography

                                              Comments about Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS:

                                              I went back and forth on whether to get the 60mm or 90mm Tamron. I'm glad I got this one, the extra focal length is very helpful when you plan on shooting insects. I sought the opinion of a photographer that had both, and he recommended this one. Both have great glass for the cost, the only pro to the 60mm is the internal focus. If you are planning on using the lens for more than macro, like portraits, then I might go for the 60mm. I, on the other hand already have other lens' I use for other things, this is strictly for macro and I'm extremely satisfied.

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