Night Shots – Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 Macro Lens

Night Shots – Tamron SP AF60mm f/2 Di II 1:1 Macro Lens


Boasting an incredible, best-in-class f/2.0 max aperture, you’ll be able to capture amazing nighttime photos in very low light with this lens—don’t try that with your cameraphone! It will also extend your creativity by rendering artistically blurred backgrounds and foregrounds.

The medium telephoto macro lens is designed for Nikon, Canon and Sony digital SLR cameras with smaller sensors, typically known as APS-C-size sensors. Its “SP” designation is reserved for lenses developed with special emphasis on extraordinary photographic performance, without Tamron engineers needing to worry about the cost of development.

The prime lens will give you soft detail and great expression, even in the low light of nighttime scenes and at lower, more desirable ISO sensitivity settings. The SP 60mm is also ideal for portraiture and general photography, when its f/2.0 aperture will render attractively obscured backgrounds and foregrounds that no smartphone camera can match. Plus, the lens enables you to capture breathtaking close-up images with a reproduction ratio up to 1:1 (life-size).

All Tamron lenses have high autofocus precision and are designed to capture subjects easily in almost any situation. But as added benefit, this lens’s precise internal focusing (IF) is enhanced by full-time manual focus control—which makes fine-tuning easy for you when you want more control of the image. Instead of fumbling with switches, you can switch from autofocus to manual focus by simply adjusting the focus ring. And its optical design includes low dispersion (LD) glass elements that help eliminate chromatic aberrations that can reduce the sharpness of your image. All this adds up to an exceptional, ultra-high-performance lens. MSRP: $525.