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Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« on: February 05, 2012, 08:59:21 PM »
After a couple of months of trawling E-Bay and, what seems like thousands of other sites. I have taken the plunge and bought a Tamron 90mm Macro.

Thanks to all for info and advice.

I will post as soon as my new "baby" arrives, and have had a chance to practice..
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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 09:23:50 PM »
I am sure you will love it, it is an absolutely stunning lens, check out the Tamron90mm @ f2.8 set on my flickr site

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/sets/72157626820308310/

these are all taken wide open, and as you can see, it has more uses than just macro.....

EDIT....cant wait to see your photos from it......
« Last Edit: February 05, 2012, 09:43:36 PM by Gordon McGeachie »
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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 09:23:56 PM »
congrats love mine sharp as a sharp thing, can be a tad slow to af in low light but not a problem look forward to seeing your shots

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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 10:55:55 PM »
Thanks for congrats Andrew, Gordon checked out your Flikr, smashing images, can someone explain why a rusty gate hinge looks so damn good? Also love the Daisy and the Dandelion, and the fish and the sun dial and the etc.. etc.. etc...
I Got a camera. Can you buy composition as well?

A77, A700, VG-C70AM, Minolta 50mm f1.7, Sigma 90mm f2.8 ,  Sigma 10-20, Sony 16-50mm f2.8 SSM, Tamron 18-270 f3.5-6.3, Giottos MTL9351B Tripod, Dynex DX-SW040 Monopod, Sigma EF-500 DG ST Flash gun

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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 03:57:49 AM »
Congrats Geraint! hear so many good review on this tammy. pls let us know how this macro lens performs for portraiture too when you test some shots.

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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 11:08:15 AM »
Thanks for congrats Andrew, Gordon checked out your Flikr, smashing images, can someone explain why a rusty gate hinge looks so damn good? Also love the Daisy and the Dandelion, and the fish and the sun dial and the etc.. etc.. etc...

thanks for the compliments,it is truly an outstanding lens........never used it for portraits though, but will give it a try sometime
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
My flickr site is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/

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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 10:48:09 PM »
Disaster, the ebay seller has cancelled the transaction, to say I am "gutted" is an understatement, apparently between my accepting the Buy it now price and them getting it out of their cupboard it sustained water damage and is beyond repair..

Pull the other one......
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A77, A700, VG-C70AM, Minolta 50mm f1.7, Sigma 90mm f2.8 ,  Sigma 10-20, Sony 16-50mm f2.8 SSM, Tamron 18-270 f3.5-6.3, Giottos MTL9351B Tripod, Dynex DX-SW040 Monopod, Sigma EF-500 DG ST Flash gun

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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 11:39:17 AM »
Disaster, the ebay seller has cancelled the transaction, to say I am "gutted" is an understatement, apparently between my accepting the Buy it now price and them getting it out of their cupboard it sustained water damage and is beyond repair..

Pull the other one......

definately sounds iffy to me...........

I am sure you will get one somewhere..........be patient, its worth the wait

if its any consolation, there is a Sigma 90mm here for £149.

http://www.ffordes.com/product/12012515335681
« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 11:43:04 AM by Gordon McGeachie »
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
My flickr site is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/

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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 11:46:27 AM »
There are 2 Tamron 90mm for sale here.

http://www.mifsuds.com/acatalog/Used_Minolta_AF_Lenses.html

Used Tamron 90mm F2.8 Di Macro

Price: £299.00Condition: Mint- & Boxed
Filter Thread 55mm


Used Tamron 90mm F2.8 Di SP Macro

Price: £249.00Condition: Excellent++
Filter Thread 55mm
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
My flickr site is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/

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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 12:02:43 PM »
All Tamron lenses are on sale currently. Right now you can get the Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di Macro for £260.00          Condition: Brand New

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/330645-USA/Tamron_AF272M700_SP_90mm_f_2_8_Di.html
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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 12:05:11 PM »
All Tamron lenses are on sale currently. Right now you can get the Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di Macro for £260.00          Condition: Brand New

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/330645-USA/Tamron_AF272M700_SP_90mm_f_2_8_Di.html

but over here, we would get slapped for import taxes etc................
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2012, 10:34:55 PM »
Thanks Jumeirah / Gordon,

Jumeirah, as Gordon says we will be hit for import duty, but, appreciate the heads up.

Gordon, will check out the Sigma, lets see how it pans out.

Geraint
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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2012, 10:53:10 PM »
Gordon, did the deed, bought the Sigma. Fingers crossed.....
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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 11:29:36 AM »
Geraint

looking forward to seeing your images from this lens, would be interesting though to see a side by side test of this with the Tamron 90, if that can be arranged with some who lives close to you.


just checked the ffordes site and the lens is no longer available, so I can assume its on its way to you.......
« Last Edit: February 09, 2012, 04:25:21 PM by Gordon McGeachie »
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
My flickr site is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/35699306@N04/

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Re: Tamron 90mm Macro, at last
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 06:48:26 PM »
Yep, lens will arrive tomorrow.

Tidy.

Geraint
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