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Tamron90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (16)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Nice bokeh (11)
  • Easily interchangeable (9)
  • Strong construction (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Macro photography (18)
  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Low light (3)
  • Portraits (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

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

 

Ok lens - but sent back

I have a Tamron 150-600 and love it so was excited to get another but the difference between this lens and the Canon 100 macro is huge. Tamron picture quality is fine but...Read complete review

I have a Tamron 150-600 and love it so was excited to get another but the difference between this lens and the Canon 100 macro is huge. Tamron picture quality is fine but Canons is better in my opinion but what is indisputable is the Tamron autofocus is much slower and noisy - I feel the Canon is well worth the extra cost

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok lens - but sent back

By Boomer

from Florida

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

I have a Tamron 150-600 and love it so was excited to get another but the difference between this lens and the Canon 100 macro is huge. Tamron picture quality is fine but Canons is better in my opinion but what is indisputable is the Tamron autofocus is much slower and noisy - I feel the Canon is well worth the extra cost

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5.0

Great lens

By KarlK

from Putnam County, NY

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography

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

    Lens stays a fixed length as focus is changed; does not move out and bump target as others do. Very quick autofocus. Very high quality images.

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    5.0

    Better than Canon

    By Just for fun

    from Little Rock, AR

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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 is way better than the Canon 100mm macro in many ways. It's lighter and less expensive. Get it and you won't be sorry! B&H is where you should buy from!

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      • No

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      5.0

      GREAT MACRO LENS

      By Clear Shot

      from Lafayette, CA

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      Pros

      • Affordable With Rebate
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          My new Tamron macro lens is perfect for recording my custom jewelry pieces and "nature" photography. In conjunction with a ring-flash attachment and easy operation, I recommend this updated lens to all.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Very sharp lens!

          By Ricardo

          from Oxford, OH

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • 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 have always wanted a macro lens and went back and fourth between this and the Canon 100mmL IS. I decided on this one and I couldn't be happier! This lens is increibly sharp, both for macro work and portraiture. It's lightweight and doesn't take up much room in my bag. Honestly, I don't think there's much wrong with this lens.

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            5.0

            A good l;ens overall, but be careful with expectations of VC

            By willieB

            from Toronto Canada

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Sharp with good contrast

            Cons

            • A Lot Of Plastic Used In

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography

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

            Macro and general photography, portraits.

            The VC function should NIT be on as default. Turn it on only when your shutter speed is slow (below 1/100th on a full frame, and it will perform well down to 1/10th second. It takes less than a second for the VC to "lock on", and after you release the shutter, allow 3 seconds for it to release (the manual is confusing) before you take another shot. Leave VC off while on a tripod, or when shooting in good light conditions where the shutter speed is faster than 1/100th for a full frame; otherwise, the VC will cause blurred and soft images. So defualt position is off unless you need it!!

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            5.0

            Great Lens!

            By Jo

            from Michigan

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

            Super sharp pictures, love this lens for macro work and also a great all around lens. Was a bit heavier than I thought it would be. Very happy with this lens.

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            5.0

            best choice

            By Quanho

            from TX

            Verified Buyer

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

            sharp lens over every milicentimiter. Strong recommend for micro

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            4.0

            Nice Lens

            By Rick G

            from Eagan, MN

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography

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

              I am just starting to work with this lens. So far the lens is nice and sharp. The lens seems well built. The focus speed is fine for what I have tried. My initial shots were made on a tripod so I do not have much to say about the vibration compensation yet.

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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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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                    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

                          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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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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