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Thread: Tamron Sp90 Di 2.8 Or Nikkon 105mm 2.8 Micro?

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    Guidance appreciated.

    Tamron SP90 2.8 non Di

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    Tamron SP90 Di 2.8

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    Nikkon 105mm 2.8 micro

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    Originally posted by clementc@Mar 30 2005, 11:26 AM
    Guidance appreciated.

    Tamron SP90 2.8 non Di

    or

    Tamron SP90 Di 2.8

    or

    Nikkon 105mm 2.8 micro
    Hey, the Micro Nikkor is twice the price of other 2 of the 3 choices. I have it so I am biased. Anyway (generally) Nikkors fetch better second hand value later on so it might be a strategic decision.

    No need to mention that it is razor sharp on performance.

    chien

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    I bought my 105mm f2.8 for RM1000 which I believe is cheaper than the Tamrons (new) but RM1500 is the typical asking price for used 105 mm Macros.

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    Originally posted by tsechien@Mar 30 2005, 11:34 AM
    Hey, the Micro Nikkor is twice the price of other 2 of the 3 choices. I have it so I am biased. Anyway (generally) Nikkors fetch better second hand value later on so it might be a strategic decision.

    No need to mention that it is razor sharp on performance.

    chien
    thanks chien! okay, prices... a second hand 105 costs a tad more than a new sp90 di....

    some have said that the 105 is too sharp for portraits, is this true chien?

    thanks!!!

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    Originally posted by clementc@Mar 30 2005, 11:40 AM
    some have said that the 105 is too sharp for portraits, is this true chien?

    thanks!!!
    Absolutely - gotta use the Healing tool in PS otherwise you start to lose friends..... :lol:

    chien

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    Originally posted by tsechien@Mar 30 2005, 11:51 AM
    Absolutely - gotta use the Healing tool in PS otherwise you start to lose friends..... :lol:

    chien
    thanks again bro...

    hehe maybe i can try sell the idea to beauty centres....

    portraits that well sell pore-reducing treatments...

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    Originally posted by mpower@Mar 30 2005, 12:10 PM
    If budget is not a constrain then go for original. Who wants to get a third party brands unless money is not allowed for original right. Let say you have RM2.5k to spend for a micro lens, will you still consider the Tamron? It is for sure Nikkor 105 is better than the Tamrons but how much better and whether or not the Nikkor worths its price, you have to judge it yourself. Let your mind to guide you to spend your own money!
    thanks dude! if i had things my way, i'g be "m-powered" too, cuz i love the M's to bits!! haha!

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    is there any macro lens out there which is also good for potrait? or potrait lens which also can take nice macro pics like a macro lens??

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    i was in a similar situation last year...but money was an issue so i bought the SP 90 (that time the Di not out yet). I've no regret, it very sharp and contrasty (and yes u may loose friends if u use it for portrait). so either way its no right or wrong. If u got cash, go for Nikkor but if not SP 90 will more than suffice.

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    Guidance appreciated.

    Tamron SP90 2.8 non Di

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    Tamron SP90 Di 2.8

    or

    Nikkon 105mm 2.8 micro
    How about Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro lens?
    Any comment about Sigma lens? it priced almost the same with Tamron.
    Can be consider too.....
    I am looking for Macro lens too, and only afford Tamron or Sigma lens.
    Still considering between these two lens.
    Any comments from guru's?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Originally posted by arrsoo@Mar 30 2005, 12:46 PM
    is there any macro lens out there which is also good for potrait? or potrait lens which also can take nice macro pics like a macro lens??
    Macro lens NOT meant for portraiture... unless for hard-look pic.

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    yes, macro lens not meant for portraiture.... using PS CS helps to soften it where u want and the rest pint sharp... just my thot.

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    Macro lens NOT meant for portraiture... unless for hard-look pic.
    yes, macro lens not meant for portraiture.... using PS CS helps to soften it where u want and the rest pint sharp... just my thot.
    there is always no "all in one lens" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    one day we'll have 10mm - 600mm f/1.4 lens with no optical distortion and CA that would be a perfect lens

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    Originally posted by seethoe@Apr 1 2005, 01:39 PM
    one day we'll have 10mm - 600mm f/1.4 lens with no optical distortion and CA that would be a perfect lens
    You forgot 1:1 reproduction with an ED element, AF-S, and IS/VR. Plus it supports the new 'auto compose, expose, and shoot' system found in compatible Nikon & Canon Pro-level SLRs ('cause when you spend that much for a camera and lens combo that big & impressive you expect it to take excellent photos for you )

    Of course the lens is white and the camera is black, the choice of real pros.



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    Originally posted by seethoe@Apr 1 2005, 10:44 AM
    using PS CS helps to soften it where u want and the rest pint sharp...
    Pint sharp? After a few, everything will have that soft-focus filter look ... :lol:

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    is macro lens really that awful for portraiture? anyone can post some samples... thought of saving for one for toddler picts...

    no DOF meh?

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    Originally posted by edwin74@Apr 2 2005, 12:07 AM
    is macro lens really that awful for portraiture?

    no DOF meh?
    Generally yes, too sharp & unflattering = too 'honest' a lens.

    Lots of DOF, macros go down to f32....

    chien

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