"Top of the glass!"
"Despite the rather hefty price tag, this is a superb lens that is well built, and handles brilliantly. Optical quality is faultless, and with digital SLR it's the perfect match for photographers seeking the ultimate in sharpness and clarity. Nice one Tamron."
Photography monthly - November 2003
Total Score: 90%
"Tamron has come up with another great macro lens to complement its 90mm
optic. The longer focal length makes it great for insect photography, allowing you to get excellent close-ups from a more comfortable distance. [...] This lens maintains Tamron's reputation for excellent macro lenses, and that's impressive."
Practical Photography - September 2003
"The best Tamron lens ever tested and one of the best macro lenses in the world."
"Optical performance: Perfect sharpness und brilliance when used under normal conditions. Absolute top-performance! When used in Macro mode the values are very good in the center, brilliancy is decreasing at the edges when used with open aperture, but nevertheless this is still very good when we look at the magnification ratio and the focal length. The shading is visible at the edges when used with open aperture, but not when the aperture is stopped down." (translated to English)
FotoMAGAZIN - 11-2003