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Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 Macro Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
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- SP AF 90mm
- Filter Size 55mm
- Weight 405g (14.3oz)
- Lens Length 3.8in. (97mm)
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This item Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 Macro Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
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|Item Dimensions||1 x 1 x 1 cm||7.8 x 12.7 x 7.8 cm||7.15 x 7.15 x 9.7 cm||7.7 x 11.7 x 7.7 cm||7.3 x 7.3 x 9.51 cm||6.3 x 11.71 x 7.3 cm|
|Item Weight||405 grams||1.13 kg||405 grams||435 grams||0.57 kg||0.6 kg|
|Max Aperture||2.8||f/2.8||f/2.8||f/4||81.28 cm||81.28 cm|
|Max Focal Length||90||105 mm||90 mm||300 mm||100||90|
|Min Aperture||f/2.8||22||2.8||5.6||2.8 inches||32 inches|
|Min Focal Length||90||105 mm||90 mm||70 mm||100||90|
The existing Tamron 90mm Macro lens is world renowned for its outstanding optical performance as well as its lightweight and compact design. Tamron have redesigned this lens to feature Di - Digitally Integrated Design for use with film and digital SLR cameras.
The lens provides outstanding image quality when used with film or digital cameras. Unlike conventional lenses, designed to cope with internal diffused reflections of a mirror box and film surface, Di lenses offer new anti-reflection countermeasures that are essential in lenses designed for use with digital cameras. The 90mm Di features an improved coating technology that reduces the reflections that are likely to become a problem to the absolute minimum.
This new 90mm Macro lens also features an improved external design and improved focusing ring. The lens is also equipped with a one touch switchover mechanism to quickly perform one touch switchover from AF to MF by simply sliding the focus ring back and forth.
The 90mm Di lens offers a medium telephoto focal length making it particularly useful as a portrait macro lens when used with a film camera. When the lens is mounted on a digital camera (with an APS-C sized image sensor) it provides a focal length equivalent to that of 140mm, so it can be used conveniently as a telephoto macro lens for digital photography.
Closest focusing distance: 0.29 m
Colour of product: Black
Compatible products: Nikon
Component for: SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max): 27°
Diagonal angle of view (min): 27°
Diameter: 7.15 cm
Filter size: 5.5 cm
Fixed focal length: 9 cm
Length: 9.7 cm
Lens structure (elements/groups): 10/9
Lens type: Macro lens
Maximum aperture number: 32
Minimum aperture number: 2.8
Number of diaphragm blades: 9
Weight: 405 g
Top customer reviews
Also has a lens hood included, and a draw string bag.
I have used this lens as both portrait lens (ideal, fast f2.8) and for some stunning macro shots. If you want to get into macro photography this is truly excellent value - go on treat yourself!!
I find the focal length of 90mm (135mm equivalent on aps-c) is right for just about every subject, including portraits, which look phenomenal!
Optically, this lens could not be sharper! Images are crisp and delightfully resolved. Colour rendition is perfect with all tones being well saturated and not too contrasty.
A few minor annoyances are that the lens barrel extends by roughly double, and the autofocus is loud and fairly slow. Also the build quality is not too good, being very plasticky.
If you'r willing to look past these minor issues, you're in for a treat. This lens delivers. The quality of results have really made me consider Tamron lenses in the future and if I broke this lens I would certainly replace it with another, no hesitation.
Very highly recommended to everyone looking for a macro lens.
As my experience of macro lenses go this is by far the best I have tried! It focuses very quickly on both my D300 and D90 and has produced some beautiful pictures from extremely close up macros to portrait shots. The lens body is far more solid and better built than other Tamron lenses, lighter than the Nikon lens it replaced and a fraction of the price!
To switch from Auto focus to manual you just pull the focus ring slightly backward which is ideal if you want to quickly switch without having to feel for buttons and switches (i.e. under a rain cover).
The low F2.8 is also great for getting nice photos in those lower light situations.
I bought this lens for £260.
Compared to the Nikkor 105mm IF AF-S VR which costs around £600 (more than double the price), this Tamron lens lacks the following:
1. IF; this Tamron will extend quite a bit when focusing close objects, but there's a switch which allows you to limit the extension.
2. VR; there's no vibration reduction, image stabiliser or whatever you call that function which tries to reduce the motion blur.
3. Silent and fast autofocus; autofocus can be loud and slow when focusing on close objects with unlimited extension. As for me, I never use autofocus up-close anyway and when the extension is limited (when I use this lens as a fast med tele) the autofocus speed is acceptable for my use. You do need the built-in camera motor for the autofocus to work, though.
4. Build quality; I was not impressed with the build quality when I opened the box. To be honest I was more impressed with the quality of the pouch it came with.
Now the good stuff...
1. Excellent optical performance; stopped down to about f/8 it is stunningly sharp. Not great when taking portraits though, you will end up spending a lot of time on photoshop, so you might want to keep it at wider apertures. Aberration is well controlled.
2. Excellent bokeh. When shooting people at wide apertures the background is just so creamy.
So there you have it. For £340 less than the new Nikkor, you get pretty much the same optical performance, but you lose bits you may consider to be important. Personally, I don't really need those features desperately, and they don't justify paying £340 more at all.
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