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Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 - £355

Sharpness test

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At f/2.8 the Tamron lens produces some of the most impressive results, although this is confined to the centre of the frame.

Fringing test

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Considering the chromatic aberration it produces in the centre, it's surprising that it doesn't escalate much further at the edges.

Distortion test

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Distortion could be improved, with only the Nikon and Olympus lenses faring worse, but it isn't much worse than the next couple ahead of it.

Image test verdict

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Despite distortion and fringing problems, the Tamron lens is impressive for its price. Even at its widest aperture, it records excellent central sharpness.

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