Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens

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Matchless Performance Plus Extreme Close-up Capability

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens

The Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP MACRO 1:1 Di VC USD Lens is a modernized version of their popular 90mm macro lens. It now features Vibration Compensation image stabilization technology for diminishing camera shake blur plus an Ultrasonic Silent Drive Motor for quick, smooth and quiet autofocus. A continuous manual focus device provides exacting manual focus, especially essential with this lens' 1:1 macro capability. An Internal Focusing system keeps the front lens elements from rotating and the lens never changes length when focusing, important for macro photography. In addition to it's macro capability, this 90mm lens is also thought of as an ideal lens for portraits.

A pair of extra-low dispersion elements plus one low dispersion element diminish chromatic aberration and provide sharp, high resolution images. Recently developed eBAND hybrid lens coat combines conventional multi-coating with a nano-structured coat for notable uniform light transmission and minimal reflection. This diminishes flares and ghosting in your images.

An extra large, ridged focusing ring along with moisture resistant construction provides strength to this optically impressive lens.

Ultrasonic Motor

USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) Motor is the power for a fast and quiet autofocus drive that works in harmony with continuous manual focus mechanism.

Internal Focusing

The IF (Internal Focus) system focuses by moving only the internal lens group, rather than the front lens elements- therefore, the overall length of the lens does not change when focusing.

Vibration Compensation

VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron's proprietary image stabilization mechanism which reduces the effects of camera shake to deliver sharp images in low light and at slower shutter speeds. It is a newly developed three coil system that employs a lighter moving coil mechanism which contributes to its improved performance and overall compact design.

XLD and LD Optics

Two special XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) elements and one LD (Low Dispersion) element minimize chromatic aberrations.

eBAND Hybrid Lens Coating

A newly developed nano-structured coating layer with extremely low refractive index on top of conventional multiple-layer coatings, the eBAND Coating provides superb anti-reflection performance, delivering sharp images and eliminating flare and ghosting.

Macro Function

1:1 maximum reproduction ratio and 11.8" (0.3 m) minimum focusing distance provide sharp close-up performance.

Circular Aperture

The rounded 9-blade aperture retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state and offers attractive out-of-focus background effects.

Moisture Resistant

Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.

Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 90 mm
Image stabilization Yes (3.5 stops)
Lens mount Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F32
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes Circular blades
Elements 14
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings LD/XLD elements + fluorine, eBAND, BBAR coatings
Minimum focus 0.30 m (11.81)
Maximum magnification 1
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Weight 609 g (1.34 lb)
Diameter 79 mm (3.11)
Length 117 mm (4.61)
Sealing Yes
Filter thread 62.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No


Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens


Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens

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