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.
- Sony A Mount Lens/APS-C Format
- 90mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
- Two Low Dispersion Elements
Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II Macro Overview
- 2Designed for APS-C Format Cameras
- 3True To Life Macro Capture
- 4Create Dramatic Effects
- 5Low Dispersion Elements
- 6Autofocus with Inner Focusing Design
Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II Macro Specs
|Focal Length||60mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 90mm)|
|Lens Mount||Sony A|
|Lens Format Coverage||APS-C|
|Angle of View||26° 35'|
|Minimum Focus Distance||9.06" / 23 cm|
|Macro Reproduction Ratio||1:1|
|Optical Design||14 Elements in 10 Groups|
|Filter Size||55 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||2.87 x 3.15" / 73 x 80 mm|
|Weight||13.76 oz / 390 g|
|Package Weight||1.3 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.9 x 4.45 x 4.2"|
Tamron SP 60mm f/2 Di II Macro Reviews
One of the best
This lens is old fashion art as the old design looks good on this lens. Tamron made a effort to deliver something special, and it's a great lens above all others with similar specs but at 1:1 macro the colour rendition is a bit fade and autofocus is not as good as the ultra sonic drive in the tamron 90mm F2.8 macro but i think tamron wanted to keep the lens size small and that was a smart choice. I recomend this lens the bokeh is amazing and indeed is something unique. It's a statement from Tamron that makes you respect there brand.
I already owned the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP DI MACRO 1:1 VC USD but wanted an APS-C macro to pair with my new Nikon D7200's. Having read all previous reviews for the 60mm f/2 I was initially thinking of going with the Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G simply because it was about half the cost and carried good reviews. I'm not a fan of Nikon's DX lenses (and I own 2) but have never been disappointed with any of my Tamron purchases so I decided to go with the Tamron 60mm - worst case I would return it if it didn't meet expectations.Needles to say, the lens has performed far better than anticipated. The AF is much faster than I expected based on other reviews and surprisingly quiet when compared to my 90mm. Manual focus is a bit touchy when starting out but easily adjusted to. The only negative I would mention in relation to focus is that it does not have a focus limiter as is present on the 90mm - has not turned out to be a negative for me and has not impacted my focus speed.Construction is up to Tamron's usual standards and the 6 year warranty can't be beat. It is also much lighter than I thought it would be based on other reviews - at 6 oz. less than the 90mm it's a little easier to hold stable when used by an old fart like me.There are plenty of reviews that dissect this lens technically so I won't waste your time by doing it again here. I would, however, recommend this lens to anyone looking for an excellent APS-C macro.
I have been using Tamron lenses for years. They have done the job very well for me. I added this lense to do more maro nature photography. It delivers crisp images.
Great Lens, Great Value!!
Already have 2 zoom lenses and needed a lens that would work well for portaits and have macro for floral shots
Fantastic Macro Lens
I have had this lens for on a Nikon D7100 for the last two weeks and have totally enjoyed using it. Fantastic all around lens.
Tamron makes great lenses. I have used them with 35mm cameras such as the Canon A-1 and the Nikon F-3HP and have found them to be clear and sharp. They are easy to use and usually at a better price than Canon and Nikon lenses. As a Crime Scene Photographer for the Bristol Tennessee Police Department I became very adept at 1:1, micro, and macro photography which has carried over into my retirement years as a hoby. I now enjoy photographing nature and searching for unususal plant, animal, and insect life. I have found this lense to be easy to use and a great addition to the Canon 60D camera I am now using. The photographs I take are unusually clear and sharp with a wide renge of applications. The lense is light weight and rugged, focuses easy, and is simple to use. I really have found no down side to the lense at all. I would recomend the product to anyone who enjoys this type of photography.
A Good Lens - Eventually
I used one of the original Tamron 2.8 90 mm Macro lenses for years on my full-frame film Canon, then a succession of digital APS-C Canons. Always sharp. This new lens is a better focal length for the crop sensor. And much easier to work with. Results to date have been quite good - sharp, clear, nice bokeh. But I am sad to report that the initial shipment was a non-working lens. It would not focus at all, manual or automatic. B&H was quick to approve the RMA and provided the FedEx shipping label back to them. But the ground shipment return was 8 days across the US. Tack on a couple of days for B&H assessment of the return, then shipping a replacement, and it was three long weeks from order to receipt of a working lens. I feel that Fedex and Tamron let me down somewhat. B&H performed well (although exceptional service would have been to ship another lens as soon as the original problem was reported). I’m looking forward to more shoots with the new lens!
Manual focus play
I shoot a lot of macros from a tripod with studio lighting. The focusing ring has a very noticeable play/slop. Because of that, it was extremely frustrating/difficult to get focus precisely in the manual mode. Tamron claims this play is normal.
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