Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di VC USD 1: 1 Macro lens test

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Tamron macro lenses are known, loved and appreciated by photographers around the world. Perhaps the series of “Makriki” with a focal length of 90 mm is the hallmark of the company. This year she received another update – Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di Macro 1: 1 VC USD 2016 (F017).

The lens, like other representatives of the Tamron SP series (Super Performance – the line of top-end optics), received a redesigned electronic filling, image stabilizer and a new design.

View prices and buy Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di Macro 1: 1 VC USD (F004)

Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di Macro 1: 1 VC USD 2016 (F017) is a full-frame autofocus lens for SLR cameras. Available with Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony A mounts (the model for this mount is devoid of optical stabilization).

NIKON D810 / TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD F017N Settings: ISO 450, F16, 1/160 s, 90.0 mm equiv.Download RAW

The novelty belongs to the class of macrooptics. What is a macro lens? This is a lens that can shoot with high magnification. Such optics have a very short minimum focusing distance. It was created primarily for shooting small items: from insects to jewelry. Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di Macro 1: 1 VC USD 2016 (F017) allows you to take pictures with a magnification of 1 to 1. For example, if we photograph a flower with a diameter of 10 mm, then it will take the same centimeter on the camera matrix.

Photographers use macro optics not only for shooting small objects, but also for solving a variety of problems. Portraits are shot with such lenses (I have often seen the predecessor model of this lens in the arsenal of portrait painters) and landscapes. Of course, macro lenses are also used in subject photography. For the wedding photographer, such optics are also necessary: ​​in the series there should be large-scale shots with rings and the like. And if the wedding photographer is limited in budget, then such a lens will completely replace the portrait lens. Therefore, the creators of Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di Macro 1: 1 VC USD 2016 (F017) had a difficult task: to create a lens that can solve a very wide range of problems.

New Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di Macro 1: 1 VC USD 2016 (F017)

Its predecessor is Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di Macro 1: 1 VC USD (F004)

A macro lens with a focal length of 90 mm is a real classic for Tamron. It was first released by the company in 1979, and since then 9 more models have appeared in this series, and our hero has become the tenth on the list. By the way, this creates some difficulties when searching for information about a particular lens on the Internet: now and then reviews of other models are mistakenly issued. The fact is that most manufacturers of photo optics (Tamron is no exception) in the name of the lens indicate all the key characteristics and technologies used. In the name of the novelty there is not a single new abbreviation, so the search engines give information about the old and new models mixed up. Fortunately, manufacturers have found a way out. Modern lenses have not only a traditional long name, but also a short index. So, Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di Macro 1: 1 VC USD 2016 is assigned the number F017. So at the search query “Tamron F017” information about the desired lens will be displayed. By the way, the previous model also has its own number – F004.

The predecessor of today’s hero, the Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di Macro 1: 1 VC USD F004 lens, was released relatively recently, in 2012. Why, after only 4 years (and this is not a deadline for photo optics), the company decided to update this highly successful model? What are we dealing with – “restyling” or a complete novelty? What is the difference between the new lens and its predecessors? Is it worth it to overpay for novelty? Let’s figure it out!

NIKON D810 / Tamron SP 90mm f / 2.8 Di VC USD 1: 1 MACRO Nikon F Settings: ISO 100, F8, 1/50 s, 90.0 mm equiv.

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