Portraits – Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC Macro 1:1 USD Lens

Portraits – Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC Macro 1:1 USD Lens


Forget about humdrum smartphone selfies—using the full power of life-size macro, this lens will give you tack-sharp portraits with high detail. And your photos can look like the pros’ with exquisite, natural background out-of-focus effects.

Tamron’s 90mm f/2.8 lens is an updated version of the company’s renowned 90mm macro lens. The prime lens was refined for higher detail and sharper photos with a new eBand coating that improves its antireflection performance to reduce flare and ghosting. This means you can make clearer, crisper photos. It also includes VC (vibration compensation) image stabilization to combat the effects of camera shake; now even in dim light you can shoot handheld with confidence.

Designed for full-size Canon, Nikon and Sony-mount digital SLRs, the upgraded lens features completely redesigned, state-of-the-arts optics. One LD (low dispersion) and two XLD (extra low dispersion) glass elements reduce chromatic aberrations, so you get images with outstanding resolution. Its internal focus (IF) system, which focuses by moving only the internal lens group rather than the front lens elements, does not change the overall length of the lens when focusing, allowing you to benefit from a broad working distance.

Plus, an ultrasonic silent drive (USD) results in speedy, accurate autofocus. And you can fine-tune the focus using manual focus without changing from autofocus mode. Additionally, its maximum magnification ratio of 1:1 reproduces a life-size image of the subject on the image sensor. This means the lens is ideally suited to close-up photography of small objects, capturing the minute world that otherwise would be missed when viewed by the naked eye.

With a nine-blade rounded diaphragm, the lens carries on the long tradition of Tamron’s 90mm macro lens in delivering spectacular natural blur effects—with the subject in sharp focus and the foreground and background artistically blurred to achieve a richer, deeper feel in the image.

Other features include moisture-resistant construction, a minimum focus distance of 11.8 inches and an overall length of 4.8 inches. The lens comes with a lens hood as a standard accessory. MSRP: $749. tamron-usa.com