Outstanding Depictive Capabilities and Anti-reflection Efficiency
The lens features an optical construction of 14 elements in 11 groups, including one LD (Low Dispersion) and two XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) glass elements that in consonance help to control lateral and on-axis chromatic aberrations at a very high level of performance. A Floating System works in tandem with the optical construction to efficiently compensate for inherent aberration changes subject to varying distances. Therefore, this lens ensures seamless and outstanding depictive capabilities across the entire shooting range – close or far.
Flare or ghosting can be detrimental to a decisive shot. A combination of 2 types of coating – eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) layered on top of BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) – dramatically improves anti-reflection efficiency to deliver flawless, crystal clear images even against harsh beams of sunlight.
Commitment to Extending a Legacy of Bokeh with Elegance
Tamron has maintained a reputable standard for generations of 90mm macro lens models — all the way from manual focus lenses to the current AF models — for their exceptional depictive quality with spectacular bokeh. We also set a high standard to keep pace with the upward migration of digital cameras with advanced technical features and high pixel density.
We have now balanced these polar traits at a higher level: raising resolution performance to a new standard of sharp images, while rendering a soft and smooth transition in gradation of blur-effect in background objects. Optical simulations were thoroughly conducted to realize both well-tuned bokeh effects, while minimizing disturbance in dual-line smear of linear-shaped objects naturally blended into the overall bokeh effect.
The result: the SP 90mm F/2.8 MACRO VC sustains the tradition of excellence in optical design while extending the limit in cutting-edge optical performance and beautiful bokeh.
Featuring VC with Shift Compensation
An accelerometer has been newly integrated into Tamron’s highly accredited VC to compensate for shakes on the x-y plane.
The accelerometer in unison with a gyro sensor detects and enables motion compensation for camera shakes for a maximum efficiency in image stabilization optimized for distance ranges from infinity to macro.
|Angle of View (diagonal)||27°2’ for full-frame format
17°37’ for APS-C format
|Optical Construction||14 elements in 11 groups|
|Minimum Object Distance||0.3m (11.8 in)|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio||1:1|
|Length*||117.1mm (4.6 in) Canon |114.6mm (4.5 in) Nikon|
|Weight||610g (21.5 oz) Canon |600g (21.2 oz) Nikon|
|Aperture Blades||9 (circular diaphragm**)|
|Image Stabilization Performance||3.5 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-5D Mark III is used / For Nikon: D610 is used
|Standard Accessories||Lens hood, Lens caps|
|Compatible Mounts||Canon, Nikon, Sony***|
Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.
* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.
*** Sony mount model without VC.
VC (Vibration Compensation) – The VC Image Stabilizer delivers sharp and shake-free images, as well as a smooth viewfinder image.
XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) Glass – A special glass with an extremely low colour dispersion index for the greatest level of sharpness and compensation of chromatic aberration.
USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) – Powerful ultrasonic motor for quick and dynamic subjects. It is extremely quiet, precise and allows manual control at any time.
LD (Low Dispersion) – Lens element for greater image sharpness and the correction of chromatic aberration.
eBAND Coating – Nano-structured lens coating to protect against unwanted reflection and ghosting.