Last week I invested in getting a macro lens, the new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro SP. For those of you with really good memories, you will have realized this is my third Tamron lens in the past 9 months. Tamron is just simply producing the best lenses available for Nikon right now. I had the Nikon 105mm VR Micro (they use micro not macro in the name) lens from 2009 until about 2013 and loved it. It was such a fun lens to shoot with, as making macro shots always had a sense of wonder at showing a hidden world the naked eye cannot see. It had very creamy bokeh and was very, very sharp. I also loved it for portraits and just as my walking around lens.
Since I first read about the new Tamron 90mm macro lens, I have wanted it and the itch to shoot macro was huge! It is also very relevant to my professional work, as the Tamron macro lens allows for incredibly detailed product shots no matter how small the product itself, or the detail on a larger subject. I will likewise use it for headshots and other portraits. Plus, I get to have fun just making macro flower shots like you see here!
I am glad to report that this Tamron lens seems just as sharp and has just as creamy of bokeh as the old Nikon one I had. The shallow DoF one can create with a macro lens is way beyond even the capabilities of a 50mm f/1.8 lens. It was a pleasure to walk around Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico after a rain shower and photograph these flowers with water droplets still on them.
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