15 Jun $7 Macro? First Impression of the Tamron SP 90
For the past year I’ve been going to my local thrift store in the hopes to find a hidden gem. I’ll be honest, I never really thought I’d find a lens, but in hopes to find a really good film camera for dirt cheap, as my current Fujica AZ-1 absolutely sucked.
There are times when I tell myself that going to the thrift store is a
waste of time, afterall, that’s what history has proved, but regardless of my lack of luck I still force myself to stop in whenever it’s not out of
the way. Usually my rule of thumb is to go to the thrift store that was on the side of the road I was currently on, but this day, I don’t know, it was different. I just happened to go into one that was a little out of the way, it wasn’t exactly far but I had to go on the other side of the road to get there, which was never necessary during my route. I went inside and they had a shit ton of teleconverters that were absolute junk, and then I noticed the Tamron. The first thing that jumped out to me was 90mm and f/2.5, so I knew at that point it was probably a solid lens. It’s not often that you find a tele prime with a 2.5 aperture that isn’t worth a little money.