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Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum SLR

BH #TA9028MMAF • MFR #AF272M-700
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum SLR
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Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro AF Overview

The 90mm f/2.8 macro lens boasts high resolving power and sharp image depiction with ideal background blur, making it the ideal lens for close-up and portrait photography. With emphasis on portability, this macro lens is compact and lightweight. A wide, smooth focusing ring makes delicate manual focusing in the macro mode easy and precise.

Di (Digitally Integrated Design) is a designation Tamron puts on lenses featuring optical systems designed to also meet the performance characteristics of digital SLR cameras. The "Di" design is achieved by applying a new optical multi-coating to its element surfaces.

As part of the SP series, this is a high-performance lens featuring high design specifications.

Provides life-size 1:1 macro images
Ideal as portrait lens
"Di" design optimized for digital and photo cameras

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro AF Specs

Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Lens Mount
Sony A
Lens Format Coverage
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
11.4" / 28.96 cm
Maximum Magnification
Macro Reproduction Ratio
Optical Design
10 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
Focus Type
Image Stabilization
Filter Size
55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.8 x 3.8" / 7.11 x 9.65 cm
14.29 oz / 405 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.575 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.95 x 4.6 x 4.5"

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro AF Reviews

Works well for dSLR negative scanning

By Jeffery
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-08

I had been using a 50mm macro for dSLR negative scanning, but a longer focal length is recommended to reduce reflection (by moving the lens further from the negative). My Sony Alpha was gathering dust in my closet, so I put it to work as my default scanning camera.

Great lens

By Rodney
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-12

I wish I could upload a photo to show how great this lens performs. A really nice feature is being able to quickly and easily go between auto focus and manual focus. Pictures are crisp, clear, and vibrant. Tampon did it right for this macro lens. Highly recommend.

I am very happy with this lens

By dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-06

I am no stranger to Tamron, as I have been using this brand for over 40 years. Of the 4 lenses I have for my Nikon, 2 are Tamron. This is one of them. It has never let me down. Currently it is mounted on a MKJZZ focus rail.

Better lens for half the money

By Pat
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-08

This is effectively the SAME lens I bought for $500 a decade ago. The difference is, that lens was manual, and this one is automatic, and has a number of features my old lens lacked. Furthermore, it is at the same price: $500. But because of inflation, that means it's really half price or less. It takes very sharp pictures, seems to focus well automatically (need more experience here), and doesn't distort. It doesn't fringe. This should be a regular stock item. There is a real need for this kind of lens, and the zoom you do stock which costs less is not really a macro lens. Please consider it. (Notice the ant in the lower left area in the first photo.)

Great Macro Lens, no autofocus on EA-LA3 adapter

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-04-30

Very solid macro lens with good sharpness and easy to use focus controls. This lens works perfectly on a Sony a77m2 with good autofocus control. There was another review on B&H where the reviewer was using it on a Sony E mount using the EA-LA3 adapter. My current go to camera is a Sony a6300 and I have the EA-LA3. The lens works well with this combination, but what was not mentioned in the other review, is that this combination does *not* support autofocus. It's not a big deal if you are primarily using the lens for macro photography since you will likely want to use manual focus. However, if you are planning on using it as a prime telephoto and want autofocus, this is not the combination you are likely looking for.

great product

By Mathetes
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-09-30

The lens was as advertised and more. B&H delivered it quickly with no damage. I am very happy with the experience. I will be buying more from B&H

Tamron rocks with this lens!

By Lorraine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-03

Superior quality and top-notch pictures from this lens! I reviewed this and the Canon lenses for macro. Tamron offers the best picture, clear, crisp, and sharp! I love this and am very happy with my purchase!

Macro lend

By Suzi
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-21

I have only used it for 2 weeks...focus is great. The weight of the lens is perfect Still trial and error...but I am working on it

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Hello. Could you please tell me if this is the 272E version of tamron 90mm macro...I could not tell for sure from your info. Thanks.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha and Minolta Maxxum SLR cameras is the 272E version.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Is this lens strictly Macro and Portrait or would it be good for landscape photography too?
Asked by: Dale B.
This lens is strictly for use when shooting portraits or macro images. A more suitable lens for landscapes is the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony A B&H # TO111628PSII.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does this lens have an internal focus motor or is ...

Does this lens have an internal focus motor or is it for a screw drive in the camera body?
Asked by: James
This lens has a internal focus motor.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-06-13

Hello. This lens works with sony alpha58 (a58)? ...

Hello. This lens works with sony alpha58 (a58)? Thanks.
Asked by: Eduardo
Yes it will. This is an A-Mount lens, it will be compatible with the Sony A58.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-01-24


Do I need an adapter to use this lens on my Sony a7II?
Asked by: Shaughn F.
Yes, you would need an E mount to A mount adapter.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

does this lens come with hood?

does this lens come with hood?
Asked by: John
Yes, a lens hood is included with this lens.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-08-26


Will this work on the a99?
Asked by: Elizabeth W.
The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Autofocus Lens for Sony Alpha & Minolta Maxxum SLR will be compatible with the a99, yes.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

DI is comparable with VR ?

DI is comparable with VR ?
Asked by: Ayaakodan
The Di designation states that the lens optimized for a DSLR. This is a separate feature from the Vibration Reduction, which is Nikon's stabilization system in some of their lenses. A comparable lens option by Tamron with Vibration Compensation is the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD Lens for Nikon F, B&H # TA9028SPN.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-12-13
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