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Canon 100mm Macro or Tamron 90mm Macro
« on: January 19, 2012, 07:01:49 PM »
I could get a bran new Canon 100mm Macro  for $469 or Tamron 90mm Macro for $379 after rebate.  Which lenses would be a better choice?

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Canon 100mm Macro or Tamron 90mm Macro
« on: January 19, 2012, 07:01:49 PM »

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Re: Canon 100mm Macro or Tamron 90mm Macro
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 07:21:01 PM »
I'd get the Canon.  Optically, the Canon is a little sharper, which is important in a macro lens (compare them wide open and at f/8).  Also, the Tamron front element extends with focusing, which can be annoying, whereas the Canon is an internally-focusing lens.
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Re: Canon 100mm Macro or Tamron 90mm Macro
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 08:25:02 PM »
Thanks for suggestion and I bought the Canon.  I think I bought it at the right for for $469.00.

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Re: Canon 100mm Macro or Tamron 90mm Macro
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012, 11:09:41 PM »
Resale on the canon will always be higher too.
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Re: Canon 100mm Macro or Tamron 90mm Macro
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 01:35:50 PM »
The only problem I had with the Canon when using it outdoors at close focus distances of 2 ft or less was that it took a long time to settle on the focus.  This resulted in a lot of out of focus images from me impatently pressing the shutter too soon.  Its the same or worse of Tamron and sigma, the point is, be patient and use a tripod if you can.  The lens is very sharp if you don't be impatient like me.

Here is a heavily cropped image I took with the lens (handheld).  The image was a jpeg, so its old.  I have only used RAW in recent years.


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Re: Canon 100mm Macro or Tamron 90mm Macro
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 01:35:50 PM »