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Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro: A Short, Full-Frame Tele-Macro With Image Stabilization
27 June 2014
Summary: I was thoroughly familiar with Tamron’s VC from zoom lenses I’d tested previously. The question comes down to: how important is image stabilization in a macro lens? Until now I would have said I could do without it. But my tests bore out the benefits of VC in preventing camera shake, down to three stops below the recommended shutter speed for a handheld camera with a life-size image. My one critique is in regard to flatness of field at wider apertures.
Conclusion: The Tamron SP 90mm f2.8 Di VC USD Macro , ( compare prices ) ( review ) is a sharp lens that’s a good performer both as a macro lens and as a general purpose/portrait lens. Distortion is pretty much non-existent and chromatic aberration is well controlled. Sharpness is very good, even wide open, though stopping down a little results in some improvement.
Excerpt: Extremely sharp even when used at its maximum aperture, the Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD Macro 1:1 is one of the best macro lenses on the market, comfortably outperforming its legendary predecessor with the same focal length. Not only does it impress with its optical quality but also with its functionality. The lens boasts compelling features such as a moisture-resistant design, quick and near silent autofocus with an ultrasonic motor (USD) and image stabilisation.
Excerpt: Handling and features Tamron's 90mm Macro lenses have earned an enviable reputation for optical quality and value for money over the years. With this new 90mm Macro optic, Tamron have brought their 90mm up to date with the latest technology by incorporating Vibration Compensation, silent internal focusing with full time manual override, moisture sealed construction and newly developed lens coatings to help suppress ghosting and flare.
Excerpt: Although the line-up of Tamron lenses is pretty modest, the users are usually very happy with them. The Tamron SP AF 60 mm f/2.0 Di II LD (IF) Macro 1:1 is a great example – it is not only optically brilliant but pretty fast for a macro lens too. Also the elderly Tamron SP AF 90 mm f/2.8 Di Macro has had many good opinions, being even a resolution record holder on the Canon EOS 20D sensor for some time on our forum.
Cons: modest accessory kit,, vignetting on full frame could have been lower.
Excerpt: The Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD features a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) that allows near-silent auto-focusing. Importantly, this solution allows instant manual override even when the focus mode switch is in the AF position. Focusing is fully internal, meaning the length of the lens always remains constant.
Excerpt: Tamron's 90mm Macro lenses have earned an enviable reputation for optical quality and value for money over the years. With this new 90mm Macro optic, Tamron have brought their 90mm up to date with the latest technology by incorporating Vibration Compensation, silent internal focusing with full time manual override, moisture sealed construction and newly developed lens coatings to help suppress ghosting and flare.
Pros: Excellent sharpness throughout the range in the centre, Handy Vibration Compensation system, Good build quality, Moisture resistant construction, Low distortion and CAs
Cons: Suggested retail price is almost twice that of equivalent lenses from rivals
Summary: Tamrons nye 90 mm-makroobjektiv er i mekanisk toppklasse og fokuserer direkte ned til forholdet 1:1. Det er avstandsskala, og på venstre side sitter det tre knapper til innstilling av autofokus, fokusområde og bildestabilisering. Det følger med en god motlysblender. Autofokus nøler en brøkdel av et sekund like før fokus treffes, men ellers er den like rask, nøyaktig og lydløs som originalobjektivene og klart bedre enn forgjengeren.
Excerpt: Extrêmement précis, même lorsqu’il est utilisé à son ouverture maximale, le Tamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD Macro 1:1 est l’un des meilleurs objectifs macro du marché, dépassant son prédécesseur de même longueur focale, pourtant légendaire. Il impressionne non seulement par sa qualité optique, mais également par ses caractéristiques.
Excerpt: Objektiv Tamron SP 90 mm F2,8 Di VC USD Macro 1:1, mimořádně ostře kreslící, i když se používá s maximálním otvorem clony, je jedním z nejlepších makroobjektivů na trhu, pohodlně překonávajícím svého legendárního předchůdce se stejnou ohniskovou vzdáleností. Vítězí nejen svou optickou kvalitou, ale i funkčností.