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11-09-2014, 02:37 AM   #1
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I've recently been looking at a new pentax 100mm macro lens but they are a little on the expensive side. I have done the usual and spent about a million hours trying to find a decent second hand one (ebay etc). I came across this new Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di-II 1:1 Macro SP lens. Does anyone have any views on this? I want to use it for macro and portrait shots.

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Read the review here: Review: Tamron 90mm Macro vs Pentax 100mm WR: - Introduction | PentaxForums.com Reviews
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Thanks Mark

Hi Mark, thanks for the nfo I'm reading it now. I also managed to get hold of the manual as well.
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I own one... The Tamron macro is a highly regarded lens.. read this http://www.photozone.de/pentax/362-tamron-af-90mm-f28-di-sp-macro-pentax-


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It seems to be a toss up between this Tamron and the wonderful SMC DFA 100 Macro 2.8. Reviews and owners love the both. I have the Pentax and it would be one of the last lenses I would part with. If you found a good price on a Tamron SP 90 F/2.8 Macro lens - in good condition grab it. You will not regret it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
It seems to be a toss up between this Tamron and the wonderful SMC DFA 100 Macro 2.8. Reviews and owners love the both. I have the Pentax and it would be one of the last lenses I would part with. If you found a good price on a Tamron SP 90 F/2.8 Macro lens - in good condition grab it. You will not regret it.
I think the D FA100 Macro is the better lens, but only by a close shave!
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The DFA 100 is also my favorite but mainly because that is the one I own. It also has the weatherization. But I have seen some wonderful work done with the Tamron.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
The DFA 100 is also my favorite but mainly because that is the one I own. It also has the weatherization. But I have seen some wonderful work done with the Tamron.
I have only seen the reviews - so will be guided by your hands-on experience!

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I have the Tamron 90 and love it. Great portraits with this lens as well! It's been very reliable and always fun to shoot.
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I have the Tamron 90 and love it. Great portraits with this lens as well! It's been very reliable and always fun to shoot.
I really doubt that you can go wrong with either lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mikesul Quote
It seems to be a toss up between this Tamron and the wonderful SMC DFA 100 Macro 2.8. Reviews and owners love the both. I have the Pentax and it would be one of the last lenses I would part with. If you found a good price on a Tamron SP 90 F/2.8 Macro lens - in good condition grab it. You will not regret it.
Hi Mikesul I managed to get a brand new one for 220 with free delivery.
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Congratulations! I look forward to admiring the photos you share.
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