Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro vs Nikon 85mm f1.8D

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by nht800, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. nht800

    nht800

    Aug 26, 2008
    Missouri, USA
    Hi,

    I'm in shopping for a lens at the range 85-90mm for close-up, portraits, flowers. Unfortunately, I can not afford for Nikon 105 VR nor 85 1.4.
    So, about Tamron 90 and Nikon 85 1.8, which lens you think it may give me better results?

    Thanks a lot.
     
  2. mood

    mood

    Jun 27, 2007
    suburbia, ny
    the Tamron will be much more versatile for this combination of shooting, IMO
     
  3. alemmo

    alemmo

    Sep 23, 2008
    Baltimore
    I love my Tamron. It takes great portraits with nice bokeh and you can take amazing Macro shots as well.
     
  4. reyv

    reyv

    856
    Apr 7, 2006
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I'm also thinking about getting the Tamron 90. In case you don't know, Tamron currently has a $90 rebate on it, so you can get it around $350! I'll probably get mine soon.
     
  5. nht800

    nht800

    Aug 26, 2008
    Missouri, USA
    Thank you all so much . I'm leaning toward the Tamron very much now.
     
  6. PiotrC70

    PiotrC70

    123
    Sep 18, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    :eek:

    GREAT!, NOW THAT MEANS I HAVE TO ORDER ONE!!!!
    and Adorama is an authorized dealer too. :biggrin:
     
  7. alemmo

    alemmo

    Sep 23, 2008
    Baltimore
    another option is www.sigma4less.com i got a grey market one for $340 from them. Service was fantastic. When i bought it, B&H and Adorama were out of stock and a $100. I didn't feel like waiting for them to get in stock and then having to deal with a rebate.
     
  8. PiotrC70

    PiotrC70

    123
    Sep 18, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks for the additional input. I've had nothing but excellent experiences with Adorama and consider myself a loyal customer so I don't mind the wait since I'm not in a hurry to receive it.

    Thanks again.
     
  9. nht800

    nht800

    Aug 26, 2008
    Missouri, USA
    Thank you! $ 90 is a nice rebate that I can not refrain myself anymore! Too bad for my pocket and now can't wait until it delivered.:eek:
     
  10. Considering you want to do close-up and flowers as well, I would recommend the Tamron, because of its macro capabilities.
     
  11. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I invested in a couple step rings and a Canon 500D, so I can turn nearly any of my lenses into very nice macro lenses.

    It works quite well on the 85 F1.8. I enjoy the extra 1 1/3 stop too :biggrin: Although nothing beats a dedicated macro lens.
     
  12. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    love mine, CONGRATS!
     
  13. nht800

    nht800

    Aug 26, 2008
    Missouri, USA
    Thank you very much, Daniel and nuteshack and all.

    I ordered in the midnight then this early morning, BH noticed it had been shipped, wonderful B&H !
    It's the new version that Tamron just announced in early Sept at Photokina, right? It's available on market so quick! Photozone.de reviewed the lens so quick too.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/330643-USA/Tamron_AF272N700_SP_90mm_f_2_8_Di.html

    Is Tamron 90mm called prime? Since I see its picture on photozone.de. The lens can be extended !?
    http://photozone.de/canon-eos/282-tamron-af-90mm-f28-di-sp-macro-test-report--review
     
  14. snakeman

    snakeman

    Feb 26, 2006
    UK
    The tamron 90mm is a prime..as is any fixed length lens..it moves when acheiving focus thats all.
     
  15. nht800

    nht800

    Aug 26, 2008
    Missouri, USA
    I got it. Thanks very much!