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#1 Matt Sullivan

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

Does anyone have experience using this newish lens from Tamron?

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens

 

it looks pretty nice and i can't find any appreciable difference between it or the canon 100mmL macro except its $400 cheaper. 

It has increased in length so would it now fit in the same port (ikelite) that the canon 100mmL uses?

 

any input on this lens is appreciated :)

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#2 johnspierce

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:05 AM

The 90mm VC has been around for awhile... I tried one out on land and it's very sharp.  I decided not to pursue one for underwater use because it extends too much in length when focusing which would require a pretty long and large diameter port.  I think it extends as much as 2-3 inches, so check to ensure it will fit in the 100mm Canon / Ike port at full extension.


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#3 Matt Sullivan

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:50 AM

ah i didnt know it extended, so that is a deal breaker right there haha 

 

thank you, back to the canon 100L it is :)



#4 Jacques-Yves

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 03:07 AM

Hi,

The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro 1:1 is a very good alternative to the others 105, 100, and 85mm macro lenses. I bought one last year, and It is very sharp, and the AF is working very well. I use it with my Nikon D90 in a Nauticam housing. It doesn't extend (internal AF) and it fits perfectly in the Macro Port 60 + 20mm Extension Ring (Nauticam). Here are two recent shoots taken with this combination.

 

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