SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1

The legendary 90mm macro

SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1

The legendary 90mm macro

The legendary 90mm F2.8 has been available in different improved versions for over 30 years, and therefore stands in a long macro tradition in the super performance series. This light super performance ( SP)* macro-lens offers a 1:1 magnification ratio and pin-sharp images with beautifully blurred backgrounds that make your subject stand out. The Di version was adapted to the demands of digital SLR cameras and characterized by a new multi-coating with which the stray-light behavior of the lens was optimized. The Tamron 90mm is often called the "portrait macro", because the focal length is also ideally suited for portraits. The new version can be also be used on full frame or 35mm cameras.

* SP ( Super Performance) - This lens belongs to the Super performance ( SP) class of Tamron lenses distinguished by ultra high optical and mechanical quality.

Please note: The 90mm is now available with a built-in motor for the Nikon D40, D40X and D60 (Model A272NII). The 272EN model which had been available up until apx. February 2008 is only compatible with the D40/D40X/D60 in the MF mode due to the fact it doesn´t have a built-in motor.  

The designation “Di” (Digitally Integrated Design) marks a generation of lenses, which have been specially adapted to the higher requirements of digital SLR cameras (APS-C and full frame).

Focal Length [mm] 90
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Minimum Object Distance [m] 0.29
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:1
Filter Size [mm] 55
Weight [g] 400
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SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1

Features and Functions

Delivering leading-edge image quality

The optical design of this lens uses a high-performance XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) element, which is manufactured out of a special glass with an extremely low refractive index. The refractive index describes the ability of the lens to split a light beam into its spectral colours. The dispersive properties are even lower than standard LD lenses and are at a level similar to fluorite. The XLD lens in combination with the LD element delivers the highest contrast and brilliance. This effectively prevents the problem of chromatic aberration in telephoto photography and delivers a high level of sharpness even in the peripheral regions. The result is a lens that effectively compensates for axial chromatic aberration and magnification aberration throughout the entire zoom range and guarantees the highest resolution and brilliance for your pictures.

Macro 1:1

This lens offers a 1:1 magnification ratio to enable you to focus in on even the smallest details. It is thus ideal for close-up photos of animals and plants, as well as for still life photography. As a result of the excellent image quality and high luminosity, the macro lens has also proved a popular choice for portrait photography.


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