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Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon

You Pay: $749.00
Product Highlights
  • 90mm Macro Prime Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-32
  • 1:1 Maximum Reproduction Ratio
  • Vibration Compensation
  • Internal Focus System
  • Ultrasonic Silent Motor Drive
  • eBAND Hybrid Lens Coating
  • Extra-low Dispersion Optical Elements
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction

The 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon from Tamron is an updated version of their popular 90mm macro lens. It features Vibration Compensation image stabilization technology for limiting camera shake blur and an Ultrasonic Silent Drive Motor for fast, smooth and quiet autofocus.  A continuous manual focus mechanism provides precise manual focus, especially important with this lens' 1:1 macro capability. And an Internal Focusing system means the front lens elements do not rotate and the lens does not change length when focusing, also important for macro shooting. In addition to macro capability, this 90mm lens is also considered to be an ideal lens for portraiture.

Two extra-low dispersion elements and one low dispersion element reduce chromatic aberration and make for sharp, high resolution images. Newly developed eBAND hybrid lens coating combines conventional multi-coating with a layer of nano-structured coating for particularly uniform light transmission and minimal reflection. This reduces flares and ghosting in your images.

An extra large and ridged focus ring and moisture resistant construction give muscle to this optically impressive lens.

Ultrasonic Motor
USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) Motor is the power for a fast and quiet autofocus drive that works in harmony with continuous manual focus mechanism.
Internal Focusing
The IF (Internal Focus) system focuses by moving only the internal lens group, rather than the front lens elements- therefore, the overall length of the lens does not change when focusing.
Vibration Compensation
VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron's proprietary image stabilization mechanism which reduces the effects of camera shake to deliver sharp images in low light and at slower shutter speeds. It is a newly developed three coil system that employs a lighter moving coil mechanism which contributes to its improved performance and overall compact design.
XLD and LD Optics
Two special XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) elements and one LD (Low Dispersion) element minimize chromatic aberrations.
eBAND Hybrid Lens Coating
A newly developed nano-structured coating layer with extremely low refractive index on top of conventional multiple-layer coatings, the eBAND Coating provides superb anti-reflection performance, delivering sharp images and eliminating flare and ghosting.
Macro Function
1:1 maximum reproduction ratio and 11.8" (0.3 m) minimum focusing distance provide sharp close-up performance.
Circular Aperture
The rounded 9-blade aperture retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state and offers attractive out-of-focus background effects.
Moisture Resistant
Moisture-resistant construction helps prevent moisture from penetrating the lens.
Performance
Focal Length 90mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Canon (APS-H)
Angle of View 27°
APS-C Picture Angle: 17°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.8" (.30 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Elements/Groups 14/11
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar None
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:58 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.01 x 4.51" (76.4 x 114.5 mm)
Weight 19.40 oz (550 g)
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon
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  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    Tamron90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon
     
    4.8

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (10)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Nice bokeh (8)
    • Strong construction (7)
    • Easily interchangeable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Macro photography (13)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (12)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A fine piece of equipment

      I have a Canon T4i and was interested in purchasing a macro lens to photograph flowers. I compared the Canon L series 100MM lens to the Tamron and could find no appreciable difference, other...Read complete review

      I have a Canon T4i and was interested in purchasing a macro lens to photograph flowers. I compared the Canon L series 100MM lens to the Tamron and could find no appreciable difference, other than the price. So far I have been very impressed with the quality of the photos. I was also impressed with the six year warranty. I would recommend, regardless of what brand you choose, choke down the additional cost of the image stabilization feature if you plan to shoot without a tripod. The difference is amazing and well worth the money in the long run.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not as good as I had thought

      I only used it one day and had problems with focusing. I used it indoors with the ISO up to 1600 with P mode. I will test it outdoors and I'm sure it will...Read complete review

      I only used it one day and had problems with focusing. I used it indoors with the ISO up to 1600 with P mode. I will test it outdoors and I'm sure it will work better then.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Best little macro lens in Texas

      By Texas Lanie

      from Fort Worth , tx

      Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

      This tamron macro lens is very light weight compared to the Canon 100mm. The tamron outer case feels pretty cheap but is durable The lens takes great pics and easy to use. Would recommend the tamron as best deal for the price.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      macro lens

      By chook

      from Charlotte, N.C.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Lacking Info On Settings

      Best Uses

      • Macro Photography

      Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

      takes nice photos, however not all are tack sharp.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Big Bang, small bucks!

      By Patrick K.

      from Fort Campbell, Kentucky

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

        This lens has been amazing in so many aspects. I have had it for awhile now. It is very versatile from soft portraits to the extreme close ups. I really think this lens can give Canons 100mm a run for its money! The bokeh when wide open is very soft.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Better than I expected

        By SmokedRibs

        from Brevard, NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

          After getting this lens, I tested it by shooting some closeups of both natural objects as well as of a test yard stick.

          The edge to edge sharpness is extraordinary for most focal lengths, however, beyond f16 the sharpness drops off dramatically.

          I could easily recommend this lens to anyone. It is a fraction of the price of the lens of other manufacturers, yet is equal or better in sharpness.

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          • No

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sharp as a Tack

          By Bill from the Eastern Shore

          from Salisbury, Md.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Macro Photography

            Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

            This is my first non-Canon lens, but based on the advice of numerous professional photographers, I took the plunge. I was not disappointed. My first shot was clear and sharp as one could expect.

            Tamron has a winner on this one.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not as good as I had thought

            By Sal

            from Tampa Florida

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light
            • Slow Focus

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

              I only used it one day and had problems with focusing. I used it indoors with the ISO up to 1600 with P mode. I will test it outdoors and I'm sure it will work better then.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Lens

              By Rich7

              from Greenville, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro Photography

                  Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                  The lens is very sharp.It generally focuses fast, but occasionally will hunt for focus. The image stabization is great. It is a very good value and I'm highly pleased with the purchase. I use it for for both macro work and landscape photography.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Really nice lens

                  By PopPop

                  from Central MA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography

                    Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                    The lens is very quick focusing, very sharp and the vc definitely adds to the overall value of the lens. I'm glad I bought it and would definitely recommend it. I'm using it on a Canon 60d, so it's equivalent to 144mm. It seems to be a well built lens, only time will tell.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Macro 1:1

                    By DzCactusBus

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                    Love the f2.8. Also perfect for portraits. Just as good as the Canon. Very Happy. Thanks B&H for your speedy delivery!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Tamron Macro-Love it

                    By Diane

                    from Orange VA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Macro Photography

                      Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                      I have rented the canon macro and frankly think this is every bit as good.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Lens

                      By SharonGrace

                      from Denver, CO

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • TACK SHARP

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Macro Photography
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                        I guess I should start by saying that I am an amateur photographer and still learning about lenses. I had been wanting a macro lens for a while when a friend let me try the Tamron 90mm Macro lens one afternoon. I was surprised by how sharp the images I took were. I had also borrowed another friend's Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM (non L) lens for a couple of weeks (I have nice friends!) and I liked the Tamron lens much better. I found the Canon very difficult to focus. I like the three focus settings that the Tamron lens has. I was hesitant about buying a non-Canon lens but I love it. The photos I've taken are tack sharp. I also appreciate the $ price difference. I love this lens.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Tamron 90mm Macro Lens

                        By Gumshu

                        from Atascadero, Ca.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                          I love everything about this lens. Fast focus and VC work great and I'm very impressed with the photos. Awesome results. I just wish I had more time to use it.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          great lens!

                          By bobbyp

                          from nashua,nh

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                          • Nice Bokeh

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Macro Photography
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                            Fast auto-focus with override manual focus. Extremely quiet. Vibration stabilization. No problems yet

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great macro lens

                            By shill

                            from Orlando, fl

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                              Fast focus response, great bokeh, and sharp results.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Amazing images!

                              By Bama Shooter

                              from Talladega, AL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                                This lens is awesome! It captures very sharp images and renders colors beautifully. To date I've been using the lens for nature and landscape photography and not as a macro lens (haven't had the opportunity yet). The design was well thought-out and the light weight is a great feature. Auto focus is quick IF you choose the correct range (this lens has 3 from which to choose). Otherwise, it will hunt and, in most cases that I observed, fail to lock on. Overall, I'm very impressed with its performance and satisfied with the value.

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                                • No

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                                (27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                A fine piece of equipment

                                By Flower Power

                                from Independence, Missouri

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easily Interchangeable
                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Macro Photography

                                  Comments about Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Lens for Canon:

                                  I have a Canon T4i and was interested in purchasing a macro lens to photograph flowers. I compared the Canon L series 100MM lens to the Tamron and could find no appreciable difference, other than the price. So far I have been very impressed with the quality of the photos. I was also impressed with the six year warranty. I would recommend, regardless of what brand you choose, choke down the additional cost of the image stabilization feature if you plan to shoot without a tripod. The difference is amazing and well worth the money in the long run.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

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