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Tamron90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (10)
  • Nice bokeh (8)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Easily interchangeable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Macro photography (12)
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      • Photo enthusiast (11)
      • 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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    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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        Verified Buyer

        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

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          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

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                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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                    5.0

                    Great Lens

                    By SharonGrace

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    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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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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.

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                                • No

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