Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 AF Macro for Nikon DSLR - with 6 Year USA Warranty

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About Tamron 90mm F/2.8



The Tamron 90mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography and more.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, Lightweight, Nice bokeh and Strong construction

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 Features

  • State-of-the-art optical and image stabilizing technologies combine to create a new 90mm macro
  • New eBand (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) Coating reduces undesirable flare and ghosting to an absolute minimum
  • Fast F/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range
  • Delivers high resolution with 2 XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) 1 LD elements
  • New VC anti-shake mechanism with 4-stop advantage
  • USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) powers a speedy AF drive together with continuous manual focus control (Full-Time Manual/FTM)
  • Internal Focusing ensures a broad working distance since the length of the lens doesn't change
  • Full time manual focus (FTM) for fine-focus adjustments without the need to change focus modes on camera or lens
  • Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent water from penetrating the lens
  • A rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even at two stops down from its fully open F/2.8 aperture for beautiful bokeh

Tamron 90mm F/2.8 Specifications

Construction
11 Groups/ 14 Elements
Angle of view
27°02' (for full frame 35mm format cameras)
17°37' (for APS-C format cameras)
F stop range
2.8-32
Closest Focusing Distance
11.8"
Working Distance
5.5"
Maximum Magnification
1:1
Diaphragm Blades
9 (rounded diaphragm)
Filter Size
58mm
Weight
19.4oz.

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)

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent walk-around lens

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 distorti...

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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!

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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B E  Interest in find out how much of a difference between the 90 and the 105 as far a shooting. Does the 105 really give you that much more ?? It is on back order and wondering if they will ever get it back in stock.
JOHN F  I can only Speak to the 105, great lens, sometime it is a bit to long. I have wondered if the 90 would of been a good choice ????? But dye is cast,
Mike N  I have the older Tamron 90MM F2.8 Macro which I love. That lens when utilized with both my Nikon D700 and D300 offers me F36 at about 1 foot (I'm estimating here). However when I move closer to my subject on a Novoflex focusing rail the lens offers me F40, F45, and even F50. This brings much more detail into sharp focus and is essential for competitive events. Does the new Tamron have the same capability or is the F number limited to the parameters listed in the tech specs?
MATTHEW S  Mike, You're referring to stopping down - narrowing the aperture to a higher f-stop number. Any lens can do that on any DSLR. If you're using your camera in aperture priority or manual exposure mode, all you have to do is move the command dial to change the aperture to a higher number. Almost no lenses are limited only to the aperture width they start on.
Gail G  I want to buy this for my husband who is shooting a Nikon D60. Is this a good choice? Thank you.
ANTHONY D  Yes it is. I did a lot of research before purchasing and it was in every reviews top two. I love the lens
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