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Canon lens vs Tamron

SheriB

Southern York Co, US
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SheriB Gold Member Awarded for sharing her exceptional images and details of rural farm life. Nikonian since 11th Sep 2010
Tue 14-Jun-11 01:08 AM

Hello..thought I would come here for a little advice. My Cousin's son won a 500 dollar gift certificate to adorama in a Photobucket contest.(little snot :-P).and wants to get a macro lens. ( the kid just picked up a camera a year or so ago and has come a long way , but like I was at his age has not a lot of guidance)
He was looking at the Canon 60 mm f/2.8 .I suggested the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 because I think he might be disappointed in the working distance of 60mm macro lens vs the 90mm. ( bugs and such you know do not always like you to be that close)
So other than the $$ (with rebate the tamron is about 40 dollars cheaper)and the working distances,I thought I would ask if anyone here could give me any pros or cons on the canon lens?
Thanks a lot!

Sheri Becker

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