How come there is not much love for this lens?
Has to be that times have changed from the past. I mean, Tamron made their previous macros in a time where there were not much competition or choices. And they sold very well. And they weren't better than this new version.
Now there is very good macros to choose from. Canon makes at least two, Sigma gives wider range of choices, etc.
And I think there is also some change where macro is not so "hot" topic any more these days, but of course I can be wrong here.
This lens doesn't get as much headlines as it should, but it gives wonderful images for anyone who chooses it.