Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 AF Macro Auto Focus Lens for Canon EOS - with 6 Year USA Warranty

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About Tamron 90mm F/2.8

Di: Digitally Integrated Design, is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras.
DI Lenses have the following benefits

• Improved Resolution
• Minimized peripheral light fall-off
• Compensation of ghosting and flare
• reduction of chromatic aberations

Tamron's 90mm macro lens, often referred to as "the portrait macro" and loved by photographers all over the world, is now reborn as a Di lens that is perfect for use with both film and digital cameras.

The Tamron 90mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Macro photography and more.The Tamron 90mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Tamron 90mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tamron 90mm F/2.8: Consistent output, Fast / accurate auto-focus and Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (38),Fast / accurate auto-focus (34),Consistent output (30),Strong construction (28),Nice bokeh (26),Easily interchangeable (23),Durable (20),Rugged (9),Simple controls (5),Easily mounted (3)
Cons:
Slow focus (14),Weak casing (4),Difficult to clean (3),Tough to attach (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (40),Low light (14),Weddings (12),Landscape/scenery (9),Wildlife photos (9),Portraits (5),Night photography (5),Macro (4),Wildlife (3),Fun (3),Sports/action (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (25),Semi-pro photographer (11),Enthusiast (10),Casual photographer (5),Pro photographer (3)

Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Specifications

Construction
9 Groups/ 10 Elements
Angle of view
27°
F stop range
2.8-32
Closest Focusing Distance
11.4in. (0.29m)
Maximum Magnification
1:1
Filter Size
55mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.8 x 2.8in. (97 x 71mm)
Weight
14.3oz. (405gm)

Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 61 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Macro Lens

It is an excellent macro lens - very sharp, no distortion, great colors and contrast. Mine had a front-focusing problem that only showed itself wide-open, but Tamron took care of it quickly under warranty. The focus is quick enough for action, but is no USM - it does hunt some, as would be expected of a typical macro (the barrel also extends during focusing, but that allows it to stay an actual 90mm at 1:1, unlike the Canon that is more like a 70mm at 1:1). The build quality could be better,...

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It is an excellent macro lens - very sharp, no distortion, great colors and contrast. Mine had a front-focusing problem that only showed itself wide-open, but Tamron took care of it quickly under warranty. The focus is quick enough for action, but is no USM - it does hunt some, as would be expected of a typical macro (the barrel also extends during focusing, but that allows it to stay an actual 90mm at 1:1, unlike the Canon that is more like a 70mm at 1:1). The build quality could be better, but it is an acceptable trade-off for its almost pocketable size.

Reviewed by 61 customers

 
5.0

Sharp, fast focus

By

from Galloway, NJ  -  Photo Enthusiast

My favorite lens. It quite versatile as it is not just for macro shots. With macro it has great bokeh but for distance is is very sharp.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent walk-around lens

By

from Ithaca, NY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

The Tamron 90 has true macro capabilities, and unlike say a 60mm macro, allows you to stand somewhat back from your subject, for example "spookables" such as birds and insects. The 90 also has lot's of non-macro uses, especially creative portraits and subject-oriented landscapes such as a lone tree on a hill in the mid-distance. The glass seems more or less perfect to me - I'm not a lens expert, but do have and use nine or more specialized lenses in my work, so have a good idea about distortion and artifact issueslens issues. The autofocus has been vastly improved over previous Tamron versions of various lenses I've used. It is the quickest and quietest AF of any of my lenses. And finally, I'm very big on Tamron as a company, both for their creativity in designing niche lenses, and for their quality. Go read the reviews and view the pix from this latest Tamron 90 (be sure to search for the 90 Di VC USD lens to avoid finding reviews of Tamron's previous 90): I think you'll find that it's a popular and recommended multi-purpose lens. And do consider Adorama as your vendor. Their pricing and shipping are exellent, and their return policy and execution I think is almost unmatched. Enjoy shooting!

 
4.0

Perfect Lens at an afforable price

By

from Key West, Fl  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens is tack sharp and excellent for use as both a portrait and macro lens. Although I ususlaly like to use Canon products, I have found that the Tamron SP lens produces a much sharper image than their regular consumer lens at a much better price than the Canon. Its a good buy and a qulaity product.

 
5.0

An excellent lens

By

from Litchfield, MN  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens works very well on my Canon 6D.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this lens, totally worth it!

By

from Columbia PA  -  Photography Student

I am just a photo newbie but I love this lens! Super easy to use and takes great shots. I use it for pictures of my family, clients and pets. The detail is awesome and what clarity! The only thing I don't care for that it seems to take a few seconds longer than normal to focus.....also bought it used...was in MINT shape, thanks Adorama!

 
5.0

Very sharp and excellent Macro for the p

By

from Kansas  -  Photo Enthusiast

I find this lens perfect for macro and portraits. It's very sharp and light weight.The f2.8 aperture makes it easy to focus manually and the vibration control is good for lower light conditions. I find nothing to complain about so far when using this lens. For the price it can't be beat as far as I'm concerned.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Macro for the price

By

from Kansas  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great for macro and portraits. It's light weight and VR along with 2.8 aperture provide all the ingredients you need for sharp pictures.

 
4.0

Nice Lens

By

from redding, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I haven't used it a lot yet but the photos so far are GREAT!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Micro Lens

By

from Chelsea, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Back in the days of film, I had a long zoom with Micro (macro) ability. I've missed that lens and although this isn't a zoom with Micro it is a great micro lens. Images are crystal clear and it allows you to tell the lens the distance you are from the object. I used it for the first time last week and it also took a great group shot of a bunch of us apple picking.

 
4.0

Good lens for the money

By

from Ricchmond,Va  -  Pro Photographer

My first Macro lens and I am happy with the images I'm getting.

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ROBERT B  Will this work on a Canon 6D?
CHRIS T  I don't own a 6D but I have done a lot of research since I was considering buying a 6D and I own this lens. The 6D is an EF mount and that's what the lens was originally designed for so it should work great with the 6D I recently bought a 70D which is an EF-S mount and I was concerned about compatibility, but I had the opportunity to try it on the 70D before buying it and it works great! I haven't regretted buying the 70D. The lens and the camera work very well together. I use this lens a lot in my photography and I have no issues at all. Bottom line, the lens will work on an EF or EF-S mount just fine.
PAUL W  Will this work on my Canon 5D Mark III? I understand it has vibration reduction and auto focus? Thanks, Paul
JOHN G. M  It will work with any EOS body and has VC. I have used the lens several years and have nothing but praise for it. If something happened to this one I would get another.
Shopper  To run on a Sony NEX 5 camera, would I need to get an adapter of any sort? Or will it directly attach to my camera??
CLAUDIA C  I don't know for 100% sure, but I assume that, unless Tamron makes a model specifically for Sony cameras, yes you probably do have to have some kind of adapter. I know that this lens is made in models for Canon and Nikon, but I don't know about Sony. Sorry.
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