Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 AF Macro Auto Focus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum SLR's - with 6 Year USA Warranty

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About Tamron 60mm F/2

The Tamron SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) 1:1 Macro (model G005) is the first medium telephoto macro lens designed for APS-C size DSLR cameras that features a fast maximum aperture of F/2.0 one stop faster than the F/2.8 maximum aperture found on conventional macro lenses in the same class.

The SP AF60mm F/2.0 covers an equivalent angle of view of 93mm when converted to the 35mm format. With is fast F/2.0 maximum aperture, the new macro delivers dramatically attractive blurred background effects. And the addition of Internal Focusing (IF) and Full Time Manual Focus Control Mechanism to its list of highlight features makes this lightweight and compact 1:1 macro lens incredibly easy to use. For Canon, Nikon and

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (19),Nice bokeh (18),Consistent output (16),Fast / accurate auto-focus (16),Easily interchangeable (13),Strong construction (13),Durable (9),Rugged (8)
Slow focus (7)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (23),Low light (13),Night photography (7),Landscape/scenery (6),Portraits (4),Weddings (3),Wildlife photos (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (18),Semi-pro photographer (6)

Tamron 60mm F/2 Features

  • World's first F2 Macro for APS-C DSLRs
  • Longest working distance in its class (100mm)
  • 93mm equivalent on APS-C DSLRs*
    *on an APS-C DSLR, Tamron uses 1.55X as an average
  • Full-time manual control mechanism
  • Two LD Glass elements
  • Internal Focusing
  • Ideal for portrait and macro shooting

Tamron 60mm F/2 Specifications

10 Groups/ 14 Elements
Angle of view
26° 35'
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
9.1in. (0.23m)
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.15 x 2.8in. (80 x 73mm)
13.8 oz. (388gm)
Mfr #

Tamron 60mm F/2 Reviews

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(based on 26 reviews)


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Sharp Lens

This lens works perfectly on my Sony a700, producing very sharp images all the way down to 1:1 ratio. It is the equivalent to a 90mm f2 on a full frame 35mm camera. Something that is imposible to find at this price. Also quite usful as a portrait lens. I have used it with my Kenko 1.5x tele extender making it a 135mm f2.8 and it still delievers sharp images. It takes up little space in the camera bag and therefore easy to have with you at all times. Well worth the purchace price.

Reviewed by 26 customers


Perhaps the best crop sensor macro lens.


from LAs Vegas, NV  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this Sony mount macro to go with my Sony SLT alpha 77. Build quality is excellent and is fairly light. The focus is IF so the compact length does not change. The MF ring is wide and has excellent damping for manual use. It has full-time manual focus over-ride without need to flip any switches which is perfect. Image quality is stunning, even at f2 wide open, a shade less contrast but sharpness is superb. There is no significant field curvature and there is minimal vignetting at max aperture. Could not be happier.


Excellent compact APS-C macro / portrait


from Las Vegas, NV  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought it to use with my Sony A77 body. Very well made with tight tolerances, good quality plastics. Very compact. Hood reverses for storage. Excellent image quality from f2 onwards. Mild vignetting at f2. Excellent focusing ring with tension that is just about perfect, with a fairly long fine control from infinity to MOD. Has FTM focus override without any need to switch to MF. Internal focusing so length remains constant. Excellent ~4 inch working distance from front of lens to object at 1:1. It only lacks a focus limiter, which I do not miss particularly.


Great Lens


from Pasadena, CA  -  Photography Student

Great lens with a great looking bokeh at f/2 and 2.8. Nice working distance of 100mm so you don't have the shadow of your lens in your shot. This is for APS-C cameras ONLY not full frame get the 90mm for full frames. Only con is the auto focus is a tad slow and jumpy but once it's focused it's spot on.


Great Addition To The Camera Bag


from Connecticut  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great addition to my Canon 60D. Great macro results. Love the f2.0 - opens many new avenues. Priced right compared to Canon lens. Hood and it's storage is a plus!


Great Lens / Great Price


from Henderson, KY  -  Photo Enthusiast

This was the first macro lens that I have purchased. I spent a lot of time reading reviews and looking over many lenses before I decided to purchase this one. I could not be happier with my purchase. I have been very impressed with its incredibly sharp images and short minimum focal length, making it easy to get in close and pull out a lot of detail. The f2.0 adds a whole new level of image control, allowing the user total control over focal distance and bokeh. Auto focus can be slightly slow and can "search" from time to time. And, I would love to see them add focus limiting to this lens. However, the overall quality of the images that I have produced with this lens and the very affordable price overshadows these shortcomings. All around, this is now one of my favorite lenses.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Tamron knows macro!


from San Luis Obispo, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

When it comes to macro and portrait photography, this lens shines. Great Bokeh with somewhat soft, rich colors. I also have excellent results with night photography; the maximum f/2 is excellent in low light situations. Whether capturing landscape, portrait or macro, this glass is all I could hope for and is dramatically improving my learning curve.


Great lens for the price


from Maine  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Well worth the money for the serious photographer that cant afford the top of the line products.


Great macro/portrait lens


from S. St. Paul, MN  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great macro lens.


Real Macro


from Aston, Pa.  -  Photo Enthusiast

The usual good qualtity I expect from Tamron. I/S not needed with this easily hand holdable lens. Great 1:1 shots.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect portrait lens


from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Been using it for over a year and if you want a good affordable Macro then this is the lens you want. Amazing portrait lens as well...truly unbelievable results. Also love the f/2.0. Only downside is sometimes it dosent always focus right away but havent really missed any shots and its also not rated for an full sensor cam but still works great.


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MIKE V  Great reviews. Crystal clear macro images.
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HAIYANG L  I don't know as my copy is for Sony mount.

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