have anybody used this with one of the canon r cameras? thinking of getting one second hand for thr R6
amazing review thank you
Hi Chris, thanks for the review. My copy of this lens arrived last week, and I have to say, so far I´m blown away with it. It's built like a tank, and the autofocus is snappy. The image stabilization is great, and the images it produces are sharper than a surgeon's scalpel. I bought it from Adorama, who threw in the Tamron Tap-in Console for nothing, which is cool. As $649 is an absolute fortune for me, hardly was the lens out of its box than I slapped on a (Tiffen) UV filter, simply to protect the front glass. Do you think this would have an effect on the image quality, however slight?
Thanks for the video. These are very helpful.
The LiveView AF issues belong entirely to the 6D, not the lens. It's the camera that is unsure of itself due to a less than par live AF protocol.
Hi Chris! Thanks for your review. I am a bit confused about the diffraction that you observed from f16 considering that the lens can be stopped down to f64. Why? It should be utterly soft, should not it?
Of all the macro lenses I've searched, I like this the most and the one from canon with built in light. Still cant decide hahaha
Has anyone used both lenses please. I got the G2 Tamron 15 - 30 and just love the build quality. The Canon 100mm arrived today and I was just going to return it because I just didn’t like how that long thin lens felt against my camera. Then I put the lens on and tested it - the image was just beautiful.
I don’t think I can get myself to return it now but I’m guessing I will prefer the 90mm for portrait / macro over the longer 100mm.
Can someone that has used both PLEASE let me know.
If you are able to get both at similar price - will you be ok getting the Tamron 90 macro or is it the canon? Why?
Shalom Christ my tamron 90mm f2.8 f017,if the VC is on, there is an audible sound during AF and after the picture is taken. Is that normal?
Thank you for excellent review Bro Christ👍🙏
Thinking of replacing my Canon EF 85mm 1.8 USM and already sold Tokina 100mm Macro 2.8 with this unit.
You should have shot some bugs with it instead of this wooden dolphin.
As probably mentioned elsewhere - this lens is COMPLETELY BROKEN with Nikon Z cameras. Tamron has thus far (2 years!) not been able to offer a firmware fix for this lens. BE VERY CAREFUL WILL ALL TAMRON LENSES ON Z BODIES. Step up your game Tamron!
Always brilliant reviews Chris - thank you
Is it fixed with sony A7ii?
Can I use this in my sony a6000 ?
Would u recommend this lens to shoot fast moving betta fishes?
What would you recommend? This lens or a laowa 100mm 2x magnification?
I’m really liking what this little package offers. It seems to be a strong contender for the money, though I am concerned about one thing; compatibility with classic SLR cameras. I intend to primarily use this with my mirrorless and DSLR cameras, but if I could mount it on my older Canon EOS 55 Elan II 35mm camera, that would be a dream! Any pointers, or am I out of luck?
Maybe i'm late, but could you tell me how this lens perform on rhe aps c body, when shoot close up images? What is tge details resolutiin? Is it comparable ro your sony a7mk iii? Thank for the reviem btw. Ir's really helpful and well done. Keep up this kind of work. 👍
Hello Dustin and thank you for this comprehensive and objective comparison. But in the end, which one do you use? the Canon or the Tamron?
Hi Dustin. I had already seen this review some time ago but wanted to refresh my old opinion. I am curious that this video says "Final Review" but in your playlist I do not get any additional video of the ones you usually do. Does that video exist? Thank you.
HI Dustin - thanks for the review. I know it has been posted quite some while ago, I am wondering if this lens is still the best choice for Nikon DSLRs if the best available optical quality is looked for.
Is it better than tokina 100mm f 2.8?
Hey Dustin. New subscriber here. I have found the oldest version of this lens (Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO1:1 Model 272E) for $180 which seems like a steal. I have found the new version (F017) for $360. Both new. Which one would you go for?
Hi Dustin. I've been dabbling in Macro photography with extension tubes (on a 50 mm prime), and I'm seriously eyeing up this lens to be used on a crop sensor, but I´ve heard talk about focus breathing with it. I shoot Canon, and their 100 mm macro L is pretty expensive for me, though I'd consider a second hand one. What do you think? Thanks in advance.
Shalom Dustin,my tamron 90mm f017 vc
,if the VC is on, there is an audible sound during AF and after the picture is taken. Is that normal?
Is it fit with sony A7ii?
why are you so angry?
Very nice review as always Dustin! I'm on the market now for a macro lens for my old Canon EOS 550D. I'm on the fence between this Tamron 90mm vs Sigma 105mm. Both have excellent reviews and they are almost similarly priced. I hope you can help me with this decision. Thank you very much!
Dustins reviews always make me want to immediately buy the lenses. So happy there are these really informative videos on Tamron. Bang for Buck they are the best lenses
Hi, thank you for the review. May I ask a question? Can this lens be adapted to use with eos M50?
Hi Justin - Can I ask a question please? I have just purchased this lens and am very happy with one reservation. When framing a shot - with AF & VC activated - if I release the shutter button (e.g. to reframe the shot) the image in my viewfinder shifts position slightly. This doesn't happen when VC is off so I assume the problem is related to the VC mechanism? Are you aware of this issue? Not sure if this is a malfunction but any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. Allan.
Hello Mr Abbott, thanks for this review, I would like to know if this lens suffers fron Focus Shift...Thank you
I just got this lens yesterday, after a lot of research (including your video...thank you). I noticed on one of the pieces of literature included with the lens was the admonition not to try to manually focus while the lens is in auto focus mode, at the risk of damaging the lens. But elsewhere in the instructions it said the manual focus ring could be used whether in AF or MF. Do you have a thought on this?
I have the 70-300 mm by Tamron, and it is a SUPERB lens! The VC is incredible when "stuck" with handheld. When looking for a lens to add to my kit, I look for Tamron first. As a Nikon shooter, I have the Nikon 50mm1.4, bought with my first body, and Tokina wide angle zoom, and 2 Tamrons for now. Looking to add this Macro to my arsenal for product work.
Does it have constant Aperture 2.8 at all focusing distances? Heard otherwise from other reviewers. If no, will this be an issue? Thanks in advance Dustin
Did you compare this to Canon 100 2.8 IS lens?
Dustin, have you stopped making videos? I have not seen any new videos from you lately.
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I have got this i love it! with Sony Alpha A99II
Hi! Can you help me to make a right choice.... A have an APS-C Nikon camera and can't decide which lens with 1:1 magnification will be better this one Tamron 90 mm (F017) or the Sigma 105mm F2.8 MACRO DG OS HSM..... So many videos were explored and I still can't decide... which of them will be sharper and better overall for my time of camera?
Cute baby !!! Congratulations to both parents... a little sister for Max, that's great !
Congratulations Dad (Adelaide, South Australia).
Congrats on your new baby! I have the first version of this lens, it's one of my never selling lenses, and first version is made in Japan.
Congrats to your new family member!
Wish they made a manual styled lens for lens. Awesome quality, but dont know if I'd pay for it for using macro only 🤔
Congratulations. 💕 Lovely baby girl. Great video of Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro, thanks for sharing!
Congrats to the whole fam :) Completely understandable that your hands would be literally full!
I will say another reason to purchase this lens is its stabilization, which is arguably the best in its category. Makes life a lot easier if one has to handhold most of the time.
Which lens is better than Tampron or Tokina, Samyang 100mm macro or Laowa ova 60mm or 65mm?
I have the Nikon version and It has been very reliable and very sharp. It pairs well with extension tubes too. Highly recommended.
I have this exact lens, and use it both for standard photography and macro work. I agree with your assessment: it's a fine performer; in fact, I thoroughly test all lenses that I purchase, and the images produced by this lens serve as the comparative benchmark for these evaluations. Based on reviews I've seen, however, apparently the Laowa 100mm f2.8 2x Ultra Macro is even sharper, plus giving you double the magnification, albeit lacking AF. Consequently, I had determined that I was going to get this lens. That said, Over the past year or so, I've been acquiring an array of Olympus Zuiko OM lenses to adapt to my EOS 6D, and most recently acquired a late-edition pristine Zuiko 90mm f2 Macro, a lens I once owned back in the film days. I had remembered it fondly, and my recollection was redeemed: It's an extraordinary lens, and actually outperforms the Tamron at every aperture, corner-to-corner, not to mention being one stop faster. It's only slightly less sharp at f2 than stopped down, but hardly noticeable. Granted, it's all-manual, and only goes to 1:2 magnification, but I also acquired the 65-116mm variable extension tube, which gets me almost to 2:1. So... I no longer need the Laowa. I l absolutely love this lens (used it yesterday on a portrait shoot). By the way, this was not a cheap "vintage" option; I spent over $800 on it, but so worth the expense. On a commercial shoot, if fast action is demanded, I'd still opt for the Tamron, but the Zuiko is what goes into my bag by default. I also endorse your switch to Final Cut Pro, my preferred video software. Finally, congratulations on your new arrival. Hilarious closing shot.
Just a few notes from someone who has been doing macro photography for well over 35 years and who uses an AF macro lens, with IS (Canon 100mm L). I tend to do field natural history photography, both close-ups and macro proper. I agree with the general points about 2x being better, especially for FF. Same with AF, which I'd hardly ever used for macro even on lenses that had it, until a few years ago. However, there is a whole range of nature photography where AF and IS are useful, and which take up a large proportion of the images that field nature photographers photograph, and these are butterflies, especially larger ones, dragonflies, small reptiles, amphibians and plants/wildflowers. Strictly speaking this is close up photography, not macro photography (1:1 and greater), but it tends to be done with macro lenses, and by photographers which might be photographing true macro subjects in the same session. At less than 1:1 especially 1:2-1:4, suddenly AF and IS become far more useful. IS is actually effective at these distances and AF can be useful, when you are older like me and your eyesight isn't as good as it was or with active subjects like butterflies constantly moving around. Also after I started using AF more, mainly because I'd got used to it, doing more bird photography, you find cases where it opens up new types of shooting. Often for instance you might be holding the camera lens with just one hand, using the other hand to holding something out of the way, or the perch the subject is on, meaning you have no way of changing magnification on the lens, because if you use your other hand, the subject will take off or flee. However, all your other points hold true for 1:1 or greater, using flash etc.
Congratulations! Welcome to the world, sweet little girl!
Here's a challenge for you, I love all your macro photography lessons. I got into macro photography from watching your very first video on "How to create a cheap macro photography system. Ok here's a challenge for you. Would you be able to do a video on how to shoot " Snow Flakes In Macro Photography" I seen some great extreme close-ups of a single snow flake with back lighting. I would like to see what your suggestion or how would you go about doing this? Would you do a video on this subject ? After all were stuck in lockdown and winter is here.
Congratulations to the baby, you have a beautiful family.
Are you going to check Tamron 28-200?
How would extention tubes effect a lens like this? To get closer to 2x magnification
Congratulations on your newborn. 🙂
Thanks for the info!
First of all, you mean all of all let's talk about macro and f... the Tamron
I've just got mine today! I can't wait to get out and put it through its paces.
Hi Matt! I am looking for a GOOD macro lens, either for a Nikon D850, or a Sony A7R4 body. I know that you are not into Sony much, but I trust your experience more than many of the Sony funboys. I used to have a Nikon 105/2.8 macro, but I scrapped it.
Thoughts: the D850 can do automated focus brackets, while the A7R4 has higher MP, has an IBIS and no need for AF fine-tuning as opposed to the DSLRs. I prefer AF and hence noticed the Tamron SP 90/2.8 for the D850. I have a couple of Tamron SP glasses and I think they are pretty good. Do you think there are any other options for the D850? For the Sony body, the Sigma 105/2.8 DG DN is optically outstnding, but the AF is crap, the Sony 90/2.8 is optically excellent, but 2x more expensive than the Tamron SP 90/2.8, others do not seem to really play. Would you share your advise?
Scharf, schärfer, am schärfsten.... Das Objektiv natürlich
I Can't Believe this is a 2020 video.
I want to know Tamron A17E 70-300 f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro is it useful for micro photography?