Personal lens status update: Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro sold, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM bought! I'm expecting it in the mail tomorrow
And to think is was all because of your great review of the excellent new Tamron
You sold your Tamron because Justin wrote an excellent review of it, and bought the Canon? Makes no sense...
I've considered buying this new Tamron lens, it looks like a terrific value relative to the Canon. It might even be as sharp or sharper than the Canon...probably determined mostly by sample variation. Probably not a lot of difference either way, but mainly I would prefer 90mm to 100mm focal length...besides the lower price.
My main photographic work does not encompass much macro, so that is the main reason I've decided against buying a macro lens.
Well, all things considering, and Dustin's recommendations aside from price I'd say the Canon is the better lens, and promises to retain its value better in the long run Besides that I'd like that little extra focal length, I think it will serve me well despite the small difference.
Ah, you mean Justin has found a Tamron lens he doesn't like? Perhaps I should read over the review!
Errrhh no... the review triggered me to review the way I look at Macro lenses, and the outcome turned out to be slightly unexpected. Consider it a journey, not everything in life is straight forward
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