differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Significantly narrower aperture f/32 vs f/22
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At its narrowest, the 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F goes 1.1 f-stops narrower
Lighter 405 g vs 1.2 kg
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2.9x lighter
Shorter 97 mm vs 150 mm
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Around 40% shorter
Better wide angle 90 mm vs 150 mm
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40% better wide angle
Cheaper $499.00 vs $1,088.01
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The best price we've seen is $589 cheaper (2.2x less)
Smaller diameter 71 mm vs 79 mm
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More than 10% smaller lens at the end
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F Learn more about
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Reasons to consider the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon F

Image stabilization Sigma OS vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Better telephoto 150 mm vs 90 mm
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Around 70% more reach, less perspective distortion
Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon F Learn more about
the Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon F

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Magnification Great zoom Help
1:1 (1)
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F Competitors

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Macro lens

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Length Slightly shorter
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f/1.8G

Low light lens

$420 - $437

Aperture Wider aperture
Length Slightly shorter
Wide minimum Much wider aperture
Olympus M.Zuiko  ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 60mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$349 - $394

Diameter Smaller diameter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Nikon F Competitors

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Nikon F

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$767

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Weight Slightly lighter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$339

Wide minimum Significantly narrower aperture
Length Shorter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM

Sigma 180mm f/2.8 APO Macro EX DG OS HSM

Sports lens

$1,682

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Length Longer

discussion Which do you think is better?

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derrivad (8:15 AM, October 24, 2013)
IMHO
- "better wide angle" is irrelevant to macro work
- 2.4x less price is not "slightly cheaper" , it is " a lot cheaper"