Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 Macro Lens for Sony A

Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 Macro Lens for Sony A

Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 Macro Lens for Sony A

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Product Highlights

  • Sony A Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 90mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Two Low Dispersion Elements
  • Broad-Band Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Internal Focus; Manual Focus Override
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:1
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.1"
  • Seven-Blade Diaphragm
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Tamron 60mm f/2.0 overview

  • 1Description

The Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 Macro Lens is a medium telephoto macro lens designed for APS-C-format Sony A-mount DSLRs, where it provides a 90mm equivalent focal length. It boasts a fast maximum aperture of f/2 and utilizes a pair of low dispersion elements to control spherical aberrations for increased clarity and sharpness. With a fast maximum aperture and seven-blade diaphragm, this lens delivers attractive blurred background effects. As a macro optic, this lens also offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification ratio along with a 9.1" minimum focusing distance, which together afford a 3.9" minimum working distance for close-up shooting. Additionally, the lens utilizes an internal focusing design with full-time manual focus override for precise control.

Designed for APS-C Format Cameras
This lens is designed so the size of the lens's image circle matches that of smaller-size APS-C format image sensors, and offers a 90mm equivalent focal length.
True To Life Macro Capture
This lens offers a life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with a 9.1" minimum focusing distance and a 3.9" minimum working distance.
Create Dramatic Effects
With a fast f/2 maximum aperture and seven-blade diaphragm, this lens can help deliver dramatic blurred background effects.
Low Dispersion Elements
A pair of low dispersion element minimize spherical aberrations for greater edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity.
Autofocus with Inner Focusing Design
The lens features an inner focusing design that maintains the overall length of the lens during use. Full-time manual focus override is also supported for additional control over the focus position.
UPC: 725211005032
In the Box
Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 Macro Lens for Sony A
  • Lens Hood for SP 60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 Macro Lens
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    Tamron 60mm f/2.0 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 60mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 90 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Sony A
    Format Compatibility APS-C
    Angle of View 26° 35'
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.06" (23 cm)
    Magnification 1x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
    Elements/Groups 14 / 10
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Features
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 55 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.87 x 3.15" (73 x 80 mm)
    Weight 13.76 oz (390 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 4.6 x 4.1"

    Tamron 60mm f/2.0 reviews

    SP 60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 Macro Lens for Sony A is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Big problems on NEX with LAE2 This is hardly B&H's fault, but this lens was deeply problematic when I tried to use it on a NEX-5N using the LAEA2 adapter. Basically, autofocus just did not work. It would hunt and hunt, temporarily lock and then unlock and hunt again. It did this a lot in mediocre lot and some in good light. I could not use the lens in this condition, so I sent it back. Not sure if it was a bad sample or a problem design, but beware of trying to use it on a NEX-5n. By the way, I do not think it was the LAEA2 because that adapter works spectacularly well on other lenses I own. B&H refunded my money, no hassle, so I will use B&H again.
    Date published: 2012-01-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excelent Lens Good 1. Great Image quality 2. Great bokeh 3. Good macro working distance 4. Very useable focal length Bad 1. Slow AF & no focus limiter
    Date published: 2011-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine lens for its intended use (macro) This is a well made lens and does a first rate job on my Sony cameras. Nice bokeh. I particularly like the manual focus override. I use this lens almost entirely for macro work and have no real experience with it as a walk around lens. Auto focus is of slow to average speed and accuracy. Altogether I would recommend this lens to others and am pleased with my purchase.
    Date published: 2010-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens! I got it about a week and a half ago, and I am absolutely enamored with this lens! I decided to go with Tamron after reading the review given on ...comparison and it stated that this was one of his favorite lenses next to the 90mm. Beautiful clarity, I haven't had it long enough to write anything too negative about it. My only regret is that when manually zooming, I sometimes find that it's not zooming where I think it is. I think that's on me though, not the lens. I truly suggest you go to the website I've gone to to get the most in-depth review possible.
    Date published: 2011-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Aftermarket success I wanted to get into macro and what a better way. The 60mm gives me reach that a 30mm or 50mm would not a little distance from the subject is noce in macro work. The tamron is a well built lense solid but not overly heavy. A bit slow on the focus but with the manual overide focus ring not a problem, macro is slow work most of the time. The f/2 makes this a nice and fast lense and for the price it cant be beat.
    Date published: 2010-12-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sharp optics, slow AF Bought as a combination portrait and macro lens. There is no focus limiting switch, so the auto focus will often run to the full macro distance, which could take a few seconds. Fortunately, you can override the focus and handle it manually, which has worked fine for me so far. The focus motor is also pretty noisy, which is unfortunate.
    Date published: 2010-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value I use this lens on my Sony A700, mostly for close-up shots. This lens is well constructed and produces sharp images. I found it easier to manually adjust focus while taking macro shots to prevent excessive hunting in auto mode. I wish it had a focus limiter switch, but for the price I am satisfied with the purchase.
    Date published: 2012-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again - On auto-focus it will focus on a very small area (within it's minimal focus range). This can also be a disadvantge if it does not focus where the photographer intended. - Although slow and noisy to focus, the lens is incredibly fast in terms of light. Very high speed shots obtained in aperture mode.
    Date published: 2010-04-24
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