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In the third and final installment of our Best Lenses for the Canon EOS 5DS R review, we’re taking a closer look at results for wide-angle and macro lenses. For wide-angles, we’ve sub-divided the lenses into ultra-wide-angle primes between 14 and18mm, standard wide-angle primes between 20 and 28mm, and wide-angle zoom lenses that cover all of those focal lengths and more. To wrap things up for this series, our Macro section considers close-focus prime lenses with focal lengths between 90 and 180mm.
In the lead up to Photokina 2012, Canon announced the new Canon EOS 6D full-frame entry-point model within days of Nikon publicizing their most-affordable full-frame camera to date, the 24-Mpix D600. While the EOS 6D boasted some attention grabbing features including built-in WiFi and GPS and slightly undercut the Nikon on price, it couldn’t match its rival in one or two key areas, namely the less populated AF system and lower resolution sensor.
Launched in September 2012, the Tamron SP90mm f/2.8 Di Macro II VC USD lens aims to continue in the same vein as previous Tamron macro lenses by offering very high image quality in a well-priced package that rivals the offerings from the major camera manufacturers. A true macro lens, this model offers full 1:1 lifesize reproduction and includes Tamron’s Vibration Compensation (VC) mechanism to help achieve images free of camera shake even at longer shutter speeds. Also present is their USD, or Ultrasonic Silent Drive, AF motor for fast, quiet AF operation.