Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP AF Di 1:1 Macro Lens

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For Tight Close-Ups and Portraits

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 AF Macro Portrait Lens

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens The 90mm Tamron f/2.8 II macro lens flaunts it's extensive resolving power and crisp image depiction with perfectly blured backgrounds , making it an ideal lens for portrait and close-up photography. With an emphasis on being portable, a macro lens that's lightweight and compact. The focusing ring is both smooth and wide making precise manual focusing while in macro mode easy to control.

For tight close-ups and portraits will absolutely fall in love with this prime lens. The sharpness and the image quality are spectacular. The focus ring layout makes it simple to change between auto focus and manual, which is perhaps one of it's top engineered lens features. It feels somewhat cheap with it's polymer construction however it is not an expensive lens and it's very lightweight making it easy to carry around for extended time periods with hanging from your neck.

The maximum aperture is f/2.8 from 10 feet through infinity. The maximum aperture reduces when you focus in closer, while at the minimum focus distance, where most will want to shoot to obtain the authentic 1:1, goes clear down to f/5.6. This might at first be somewhat of a shock if you have never seen a review of this 90mm lens, however, even at these close ranges, f/5.6 still provides you with very shallow field depth.. Just that is slower, so a tripod is almost always required unless your hand-holding skills are really good..

Digitally Integrated Design (Di), is a title Tamron includes on their lenses with optical systems engineered to compliment performance characteristics of DSLR cameras. DI Lenses include the following advantages: Reduced peripheral light fall-off, Improved Resolution, chromatic aberration reduction, ghosting and flare compensation

The Tamron 90mm macro telephoto lens, many times referred to as being "the portrait macro" loved by photographers around the world, has been born all over as a Di that is ideal for using on both 35mm film SLRs and digital SLRs.

Auto-focus is noisy, slow, and hunts somewhat at times.
Not a fixed length lens, it's short while focusing at infinity, but extends out quite a lot when focusing in closer.
Plastic construction (ok with some, although others don't like it) Nov 19, 2011  ✓


Tamron AF57N-700 72E SP90MM 1:1 Macro Lens - This lens lets you take high-quality close-up shots of various subjects. Whether you want to take a detailed photo of a flower, or little army men, this macro lens is what you'll need. This 90mm f/2.8 macro lens features a focusing ring clutch, which engages and disengages the focusing gear. So the switch between AF & MF is a simple slide of the focusing ring forward or back.

DI - Digitally Integrated Design
(to reduce ghosting, flare, CA and peripheral light fall-off along with improved resolution of the optical system to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras as well as film cameras).

Tamron macro lens series
The Tamron macro lens series produce sharp images against soft out-of-focus backgrounds. Not limited to macro photography, these lenses cover the range from landscapes to portraiture. The Tamron macro lens series, with its wide-ranging adaptability, has achieved recognition among photographers around the world.

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Lens stylePrime lens
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length90 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EFNikon F (FX), Pentax KAF, Sony Alpha  
Angle of view 27  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F2.8  
Smallest aperture opening F32.0  
Includes aperture ring Yes  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Total Elements 10  
Number of Groups 9  
Minimum focus distance 0.29 m (11.42")  
Maximum magnification ratio 1 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Extending front  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight405 g (0.89 lb)  
Lens diameter 72 mm (2.81")  
Overall length 97 mm (3.82")  
Lens color Black  
Filter thread size 55 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP AF Di Macro Lens
Front & Rear Lens Caps
Soft Pouch
6-Year Warranty


Traditional Portraiture: Arthur Rainville with the Tamron 90mm Lens

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens

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