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06-15-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Tamron SP Di 90mm Macro 1:1

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Tamron SP Di 90mm Macro 1:1

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Québec, Canada (Canada)

Item Description
This lens has been previously "sold" here at the Marketplace but the buyer had issues with the "AF not locking" at times.
I accepted a return and fully tested that lens and posted sample shots taken recently:

Tamron SP Di 90MM F2.8 Macro 1:1 - a set on Flickr

If that link doesn't work, please leave me a PM and I will arrange for you to go directly to my Flickr account images.

According to those "tests", all is fine with the lens and one has to remember: this is a MACRO lens and needs to be handled accordingly.

Note: the lens comes without the original box and papers.
The lens is NOT covered under any warranty whatsoever.
It will be packaged properly and securely with insurance and tracking.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
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North America

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$20.00 USA - $15.00 Canada

Shipping Services
Canada Post with tracking

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Return Policy & Additional Details
Will accept returns only if the lens isn't functional as per described for a macro lens.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!


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06-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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The "AF" issues are the fact that you have a 90mm 1:1 Macro prime! I have this same lens and while it doesn't lock as fast as the FA 50 1.4, it takes amazing pictures. If you do outdoor portrait work this lens is a MUST! Bump for one of the most versatile lenses, hope it sells, I absolutely love mine and would recommend it whole heartedly!
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QuoteOriginally posted by zbrueningsen Quote
The "AF" issues are the fact that you have a 90mm 1:1 Macro prime! I have this same lens and while it doesn't lock as fast as the FA 50 1.4, it takes amazing pictures. If you do outdoor portrait work this lens is a MUST! Bump for one of the most versatile lenses, hope it sells, I absolutely love mine and would recommend it whole heartedly!
Glad you posted that !

I had some trouble finding what could have been wrong with this lens ... nothing wrong with it.

It takes some "getting used to" to handle that lens properly and people should realize that it IS a prime macro lens.

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06-16-2012, 09:15 AM   #4
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Of all my lenses this one is the most consistent with quality of photos (vs. FA 50 1.4, F 50 1.7, DA 35 2.4, Sigma 17-70, Sigma 50-200). The depth and details (even at wide open) that this lens gets you will not find if you aren't paying at least 2x this price with another lens. If you are on the fence with a macro - it is a gem. Beautiful bokeh, deep and rich colors, and magnificent detail. Bump to my portrait lens!

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All macros have long focus throws to get precise magnification.

As a result, they are not the best at AF, although those with shorter FL's (DA 35 Macro) do better than long ones.

The have excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and usually unmatched micro-contrast.

I have this lens, and it is fantastic as a macro and a long portrait. BUt if yo are looking for it to be an AF master it is not that lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Aristophanes Quote
All macros have long focus throws to get precise magnification.

As a result, they are not the best at AF, although those with shorter FL's )DA 35 Macro) do better than long ones.

The have excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and usually unmatched micro-contrast.

I have this lens, and it is fantastic as a macro and a long portrait. BUt if yo are looking for it to be an AF master it is not that lens.
Thanks for the post!

Well, this was the "issue" from a previous buggered up sale: AF !
Not that the lens has a faulty AF (I have tested that), no, just the fact that this is how this lens operates.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Thanks for the post!

Well, this was the "issue" from a previous buggered up sale: AF !
Not that the lens has a faulty AF (I have tested that), no, just the fact that this is how this lens operates.

Cheers.

JP
Seems like somebody had buyer's remorse and pinned the slow AF due to the long focus throw as an excuse to return the lens, his loss. Very tempting but I have too many MF macro lenses to seriously consider this, good luck with your sale.
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Bump for a great lens. If not of me acquiring the 100mm wr, i would definitely get this lens. And yeah people needs to understand that macro lenses have a long throw, and AF is not their strong point.

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PM replied to innivus.

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Sale did not happen.

Still available.
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Bump time ...

The "bug" (read: insects) season is ongoing!
Someone needs this lens!

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Still a lot of summer tiny critters out there!
Time to get a macro lens!

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Warning

You have to warn potential buyers, this lens is dangerously sharp. It is so sharp that my wife does not let me take a photo of her at close up. I have to use one of those soft lenses wide open (most of them). This lens is wonderful, I found that the focusing thing is more a camera set up than the lens. I usually do spot focusing, or definitely do manual when concentrating on a subject. I have used on AF extension tubes and works pefectly, allowing me more distance between the lens and the subject. Also, I rarely use the hood, so I keep it retracted.
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I use it as a long portrait:

 

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