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Tamaron 180 mm Macro for $600 new??

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by john1970, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. john1970


    Feb 10, 2008
    Boston MA
    Does anyone here use the Tamron 180 mm Macro lens? Their 90 mm macro lens is widely regarded as a solid medium telephoto macro lens. I am thinking of purchasing one within the next week from B&H so I still qualify for the $50 rebate. For $600 it is significantly less than the Nikon which sells for $1300.

    Please advise

    Thank you,

  2. Owned one a few years ago. Excellent lens. I now own the Sigma 150 2.8. I think it's a better lens. A lens just can't be any sharper or have better contrast for even double the price than the Sigma - seriously. HSM makes it a respectable portrait lens that is quicker to focus than your average macro. If I'm buing a macro today, I'm buying the Sigma 150 2.8 over anything else as the best value and with no compromise to quality.
  3. I have the Tamron 180, and like it a lot. Here are a couple images taken with it:

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