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Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 AF Macro Auto Focus Lens for Nikon AF With Built in Motor - 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, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Tamron 90mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, 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, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Simple controls and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
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)
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

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

Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Best Value 80-105mm Macro/Portrait Lens!

Very nice pro grade Macro lens. Capable of doing as portrature as nature.


Most Liked Negative Review


Built by someone who doesn't like people

Photographing 9 years. Digital and medium format film. Worked with all kinds of lenses over the years. This is the single worst piece of photographic equipment that I own. Focusing this lens is an exercise in futility.

Reviewed by 61 customers


Sharp, fast focus


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)


Excellent walk-around lens


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!


Perfect Lens at an afforable price


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.


An excellent lens


from Litchfield, MN  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens works very well on my Canon 6D.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Love this lens, totally worth it!


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!


Very sharp and excellent Macro for the p


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)


Great Macro for the price


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.


Nice Lens


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)


Great Micro Lens


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.


Good lens for the money


from Ricchmond,Va  -  Pro Photographer

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


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
WILLIAM P  In one of the photography magazines, I came across a Macro lens comparison and the Tamron came out on top. It's a lot of money if you're not a pro but I always wanted a Macro. This one is really good. You can get very creative with it, -lots of fun.
Rama N  Can i use this lens for handheld macro shots. For example, i want to shoot flowers, butterflies and insects using this lens handheld. Is this recommended with Nikon D7000?
STEPHEN B  I use it with a D7000 and like it very much. However, I've never had much luck with it hand-held. I just can't keep the distance constant enough to hit the narrow focus zone that I want without being on a tripod.
Shopper  Will this lens work on a Nikon D800?
ROBERT B  It works fine with my D-600 so it should work on a D-800
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