Tamron for Canon EOS Cameras – Tamron 90mm Macro Review

This lens is for real!

For those who are looking at third party lenses, this Tamron 90mm Macro Review is for you. Tamron makes some very highly rated lenses for Canon EOS cameras, and you will not find more user satisfaction with ANY Tamron lens. (For more Macro Canon EOS Lenses, look here)

Just take a look at the comments from buyers on B&H Photo online. Of 33 reviews, all except 3 are 5′s, and those other 3 are 4′s. Interestingly, only one of the 3 who did not give the lens a 5 gave a reason for not giving it the highest rating. One user even said the Tamron 90mm macro was now his favorite lens, yet he gave it a 4???

shot with Tamron 90mm macro for Canon
How can you argue with this kind of result? See more photos taken with a Tamron 90mm macro lens.

Technical Stuff:

Filter Size – 55mm
f/stop range -2.8-32
Minimum focus distance – 11.4″ (29 cm)
Magnification – 1:1
Angle of View – 27 Degrees
Groups/Elements – 9/10
Length – 3.8″ (97mm)
Maximum Diameter – 2.8″ (71mm)
Weight – 14.3 oz (405 g)

Random Thoughts About the Benefits of Tamron’s 90mm Macro for Canon:

  • Macro shots with 1:1 ratio. Get super close-up images of bugs, flowers, or anything else that looks interesting.
  • Great for details of products. Need to document product details at work, this lens will perform that task admirably.
  • Thinking about Portraits? Macro lenses are excellent because of the way they render a nice bokeh background. This lens, in particular, creates very nice pastel shapes with some backgrounds.
  • Easy manual focus. Many photographers (most pros) do not depend on auto focus for macro shots.
  • Lighter than other lenses in this focal length. Of course some consider a plastic body a “con” for a lens, but it is much lighter than its competitors. And, hey, who is going to use their lens to drive tent stakes into the ground?
  • Image quality. The measurement of a good macro lens is the sharpness of images, and this lens delivers.
  • Price. For the features and quality at this focal length, you will not find a better buy.


  • Already mentioned is that the lens is made of plastic. It is not weatherproof as some other higher priced models.
  • The auto focus is a bit slow, especially compared to the Canon 100mm macro.

Tamron 90mm Macro Review Conclusion

Overall, this is an excellent choice for photo enthusiasts and professionals for your macro needs.