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

This 90mm adds on to Tamron’s building reputation as a quality lens manufacturer. This macro lens is very versatile and has a perfect focal length for portrait photography as well as macro photography. The autofocus is quiet, fast and accurate. In low light, the autofocus hunts occasionally, but not to a degree that’s annoying. I love the vibration compensation (VC), which means that you can hand hold it in many situations that with otherwise require that you put it on a tripod.

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The vibration compensation will of course not stop flowers and bees from moving, but it will eliminate camera shake. When photographing bugs, I also enjoy that the lens is very quiet when achieving focus, due to the ultrasonic drive autofocus motor.

The Tamron SP 90 f/2.8 delivers when it comes to sharpness. It is razor sharp at f/4, however, I find that it is great through the aperture range. It gives a beautiful bokeh when you have some out of focus highlight in the background. This is one lens, that is not leaving my back until worn out. However, with 5 years of warranty from Tamron, it is going to take some time.

Check the price of the Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD at Amazon.com

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 MACRO 1:1 Di VC USD (F017) Specifications

  • Focal length: 90 mm
  • Max Aperture: f/2.8
  • Min Aperture: 32
  • Angle of View: 27.2°
  • Filter Size: 62 mm
  • Internal focusing
  • Minimum focus distance: 30 cm
  • Weight: 610g
  • Height: 117.1 mm
  • Lens hood and lens cap included
  • Construction: 9 blades, 14 elements, and 11 groups

 

Sample Images taken with the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD

Below you can see some of my images taken with this lens.

bumblebee taken with fast shutter speed
To capture this bumblebee hovering in the air, I used a shutter speed of 1/1000th second. Taken with the Tamron SP 90 mm f/2.8.
Dandelion in Mono
Dandelion seeds captured with the Tamron 90mm SP f/2.8.

 

 

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