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02-16-2011, 05:53 AM   #16
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Personally I don't have any experience with Tamron prime lenses, (my better half loves my 18-250 all purpose lens though) but I understand, for example the Tammy 90mm Macro is an outstanding lens. I use a Siggy 17 -70 as my walk around lens for it's extra reach in both directions over something like an 18-55 and have taken some of my best shots with it. I don't have a prejudice against lens manufacturers. Hell, I'd even stoop to using a Canon or Nikon lens on my K-5 if I could make the adaptation, but guys, this thread was a simple heads up. No need for lens comparisons or any flaming. I understand the FA85 is a wondrous lens and I lust for it, but I own a FA 77. Can it be THAT much better that I'd blow $1200 on it?

02-16-2011, 07:38 AM   #17

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Tamron 90mm isn't outstanding. All macro lenses are very good and this one has probably the best price/performance ratio of the modern ones. But it lags behing DFA100WR in almost everything.

I can't comment on comparison between FA85 and FA77 as I haven't used the latter. But as the other 85/1.4 go the price is in roughly the same level. Not insane at all (at least here in Europe).

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