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

SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD

Product Summary

Key Features


Optically the Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD lens is a reincarnation of the classic 90mm classic lens that Tamron used to make. However a range of improvements make the lens one of the most formidable pieces of equipments that one can hope to use in a macro photography setup. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 1.8 inches and offers a magnification ratio of 1:1. This makes the Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD a true macro lens.

An important aspect of the lens is the VC (Vibration Compensation) technology. It gives the lens stability against shakes and helps create sharp pictures even when the camera is hand-held. Sony users will however not get VC in their lens as Sony DSLR bodies have built-in vibration reduction motor. Macro lenses require four basic features to be a successful and this lens has al of them. Apart from VC and 1:1 magnification, the lens is fast at f/2.8 which allows the camera to shoot great pictures in low light. Also the lens also has USD (Ultra-sonic silent drive) mechanism for quite and fast auto-focusing.

The overall construction of the lens consists of 14 elements including two XLD (Extra low-dispersion) glass elements and one LD (Low-dispersion) element arranged in 11 groups. The diaphragm of the lens consists of 9 rounded bladed that stops wide at f/2.8 to create a soft blur of the background. The lens is 4.8” in length and weighs 550 grams. It uses a filter of size 58mm. Available at AmazonAdoramaB&H

Sample Photos by Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD on Flickr

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC Specifications

Model F004
Focal length 90mm
Max aperture F/2.8
Angle of view (diagonal) 27°02′ (with full-size SLR cameras)
17°37′ (with APS-C sized sensor digital SLR cameras)
Construction 14 elements in 11 groups
Min focus distance 0.3m (11.8 in)
Max magnification ratio 1: 1
Working distance 139mm (5.5 in)
Filter size φ58mm
Length 114.5mm (4.5 in)*
Entire Length 122.9mm (4.8 in)*
Diameter φ76.4mm
Weight 550g (19.4 oz)*
No. of diaphragm blades 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Min aperture F/32
Accessories Lens hood
Available mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony


Purchase options

Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 MACRO 1:1 VC available at AmazonAdorama | B&H