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Tamron90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (10)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Nice bokeh (8)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Easily interchangeable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (13)
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A fine piece of equipment

    I have a Canon T4i and was interested in purchasing a macro lens to photograph flowers. I compared the Canon L series 100MM lens to the Tamron and could find no appreciable difference, other...Read complete review

    I have a Canon T4i and was interested in purchasing a macro lens to photograph flowers. I compared the Canon L series 100MM lens to the Tamron and could find no appreciable difference, other than the price. So far I have been very impressed with the quality of the photos. I was also impressed with the six year warranty. I would recommend, regardless of what brand you choose, choke down the additional cost of the image stabilization feature if you plan to shoot without a tripod. The difference is amazing and well worth the money in the long run.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not as good as I had thought

    I only used it one day and had problems with focusing. I used it indoors with the ISO up to 1600 with P mode. I will test it outdoors and I'm sure it will...Read complete review

    I only used it one day and had problems with focusing. I used it indoors with the ISO up to 1600 with P mode. I will test it outdoors and I'm sure it will work better then.

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    4.0

    Best little macro lens in Texas

    By Texas Lanie

    from Fort Worth , tx

    Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

    This tamron macro lens is very light weight compared to the Canon 100mm. The tamron outer case feels pretty cheap but is durable The lens takes great pics and easy to use. Would recommend the tamron as best deal for the price.

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    4.0

    macro lens

    By chook

    from Charlotte, N.C.

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    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Lacking Info On Settings

    Best Uses

    • Macro Photography

    Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

    takes nice photos, however not all are tack sharp.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Big Bang, small bucks!

    By Patrick K.

    from Fort Campbell, Kentucky

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

      This lens has been amazing in so many aspects. I have had it for awhile now. It is very versatile from soft portraits to the extreme close ups. I really think this lens can give Canons 100mm a run for its money! The bokeh when wide open is very soft.

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      5.0

      Better than I expected

      By SmokedRibs

      from Brevard, NC

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      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

        After getting this lens, I tested it by shooting some closeups of both natural objects as well as of a test yard stick.

        The edge to edge sharpness is extraordinary for most focal lengths, however, beyond f16 the sharpness drops off dramatically.

        I could easily recommend this lens to anyone. It is a fraction of the price of the lens of other manufacturers, yet is equal or better in sharpness.

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        5.0

        Sharp as a Tack

        By Bill from the Eastern Shore

        from Salisbury, Md.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

          This is my first non-Canon lens, but based on the advice of numerous professional photographers, I took the plunge. I was not disappointed. My first shot was clear and sharp as one could expect.

          Tamron has a winner on this one.

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          3.0

          Not as good as I had thought

          By Sal

          from Tampa Florida

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          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor in Low Light
          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

            I only used it one day and had problems with focusing. I used it indoors with the ISO up to 1600 with P mode. I will test it outdoors and I'm sure it will work better then.

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            5.0

            Excellent Lens

            By Rich7

            from Greenville, IL

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                The lens is very sharp.It generally focuses fast, but occasionally will hunt for focus. The image stabization is great. It is a very good value and I'm highly pleased with the purchase. I use it for for both macro work and landscape photography.

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                5.0

                Really nice lens

                By PopPop

                from Central MA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                  The lens is very quick focusing, very sharp and the vc definitely adds to the overall value of the lens. I'm glad I bought it and would definitely recommend it. I'm using it on a Canon 60d, so it's equivalent to 144mm. It seems to be a well built lens, only time will tell.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Macro 1:1

                  By DzCactusBus

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                  Love the f2.8. Also perfect for portraits. Just as good as the Canon. Very Happy. Thanks B&H for your speedy delivery!

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                  5.0

                  Tamron Macro-Love it

                  By Diane

                  from Orange VA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Nice Bokeh

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                    I have rented the canon macro and frankly think this is every bit as good.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Lens

                    By SharonGrace

                    from Denver, CO

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • TACK SHARP

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                      I guess I should start by saying that I am an amateur photographer and still learning about lenses. I had been wanting a macro lens for a while when a friend let me try the Tamron 90mm Macro lens one afternoon. I was surprised by how sharp the images I took were. I had also borrowed another friend's Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM (non L) lens for a couple of weeks (I have nice friends!) and I liked the Tamron lens much better. I found the Canon very difficult to focus. I like the three focus settings that the Tamron lens has. I was hesitant about buying a non-Canon lens but I love it. The photos I've taken are tack sharp. I also appreciate the $ price difference. I love this lens.

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                      5.0

                      Tamron 90mm Macro Lens

                      By Gumshu

                      from Atascadero, Ca.

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography

                        Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                        I love everything about this lens. Fast focus and VC work great and I'm very impressed with the photos. Awesome results. I just wish I had more time to use it.

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                        5.0

                        great lens!

                        By bobbyp

                        from nashua,nh

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                          Fast auto-focus with override manual focus. Extremely quiet. Vibration stabilization. No problems yet

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                          5.0

                          Great macro lens

                          By shill

                          from Orlando, fl

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Nice Bokeh

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                            Fast focus response, great bokeh, and sharp results.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Amazing images!

                            By Bama Shooter

                            from Talladega, AL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Lightweight
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                              This lens is awesome! It captures very sharp images and renders colors beautifully. To date I've been using the lens for nature and landscape photography and not as a macro lens (haven't had the opportunity yet). The design was well thought-out and the light weight is a great feature. Auto focus is quick IF you choose the correct range (this lens has 3 from which to choose). Otherwise, it will hunt and, in most cases that I observed, fail to lock on. Overall, I'm very impressed with its performance and satisfied with the value.

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                              5.0

                              A fine piece of equipment

                              By Flower Power

                              from Independence, Missouri

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Macro Photography

                                Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                                I have a Canon T4i and was interested in purchasing a macro lens to photograph flowers. I compared the Canon L series 100MM lens to the Tamron and could find no appreciable difference, other than the price. So far I have been very impressed with the quality of the photos. I was also impressed with the six year warranty. I would recommend, regardless of what brand you choose, choke down the additional cost of the image stabilization feature if you plan to shoot without a tripod. The difference is amazing and well worth the money in the long run.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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