This 90mm adds on to Tamron’s building reputation as a quality lens manufacturer. This macro lens is very versatile and has a perfect focal length for portrait photography as well as macro photography. The autofocus is quiet, fast and accurate. In low light, the autofocus hunts occasionally, but not to a degree that’s annoying. I love the vibration compensation (VC), which means that you can hand hold it in many situations that with otherwise require that you put it on a tripod.
The vibration compensation will of course not stop flowers and bees from moving, but it will eliminate camera shake. When photographing bugs, I also enjoy that the lens is very quiet when achieving focus, due to the ultrasonic drive autofocus motor.
The Tamron SP 90 f/2.8 delivers when it comes to sharpness. It is razor sharp at f/4, however, I find that it is great through the aperture range. It gives a beautiful bokeh when you have some out of focus highlight in the background. This is one lens, that is not leaving my back until worn out. However, with 5 years of warranty from Tamron, it is going to take some time.
Check the price of the Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD at Amazon.com
Below you can see some of my images taken with this lens.