Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD Review

Quick Take
  • Large focus ring is easy to find while shooting
  • Excellent quality from lens
  • Fast and accurate AF motor
  • Outstanding VC stabilization
  • Manual focus override is always active
  • Great Price
  • Moisture and Dust resistant allows for use in almost all shooting conditions
  • No aperture control on the lens
  • No option for most interchangeable lens camera mounts
Bottom Line
The new Tamron 90mm Macro is a fantastic Macro lens that allows for easy handheld shooting. It is fun for getting up close and personal with your subjects, no matter how small. With a MSRP of US $649.00, it is an option yo must see if you are in the market for a macro lens. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

The new Tamron 90mm Macro continues a long line of innovation and quality for this lens. As the 10th installment of this now classic lens, its quality, speed, and accuracy are vital to continuing to this great legacy. Not only great for macro photography, the lens is fantastic for shooting portraits as well, making it incredibly versatile.

Built to withstand the elements, the body of the lens is moisture-proof and dust-resistant, assuring you that the lens can handle any conditions that your camera can. This new model features an upgraded VC system that now incorporates shift compensation on the x and y axis, for increased stabilization. They have also improved the AF system with a new Ultrasonic Silent Drive motor that has been specifically optimized for macro photography. Add some state of the art lens coatings that greatly decreases flare, ghosting, and other flaws from your images, and you have one fantastic macro lens.


Model F017
Focal Length 90mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Angle of View (diagonal) 27°2' for full-frame format
17°37' for APS-C format
Optical Construction 14 elements in 11 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.3m (11.8 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:1
Filter Size φ62mm
Maximum Diameter φ79mm
Length 117.1mm (4.6 in) Canon
114.6mm (4.5 in) Nikon
Weight 610g (21.5 oz) Canon
600g (21.2 oz) Nikon
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F/32
Image Stabilization Performance 3.5 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-5D Mark III is used / For Nikon: D610 is used
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens caps
Compatible Mounts Canon, Nikon, Sony

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