Tamron is re-imagining its classic 90mm macro lens in the body of the new and improved SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 Di VC USD optic for full-frame cameras.
One of the most popular optics in Tamron’s line-up is the 90mm macro. Today, February 22, 2016, the Japan-based manufacturer has decided to recreate this optic with a new construction, new features, and better performance.
The brand new Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro Di VC USD lens has been developed for full-frame cameras from Nikon, Sony, and Canon. It is slated for a release date in the following days and to become a favorite among macro photographers.
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro Di VC USD lens officially introduced
The image quality was outstanding in the original version of the lens, so the upcoming model must exceed its forerunner. The company has managed to accomplish this with a great internal configuration that includes Low-Dispersion and Extra Low-Dispersion elements.
Chromatic aberrations are kept at a minimum, while the internal elements and aperture will offer soft bokeh, Tamron said. A marvelous piece of engineering consists of the Floating System that is capable of switching the location of one group of elements depending on the focusing distance.
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro Di VC USD lens employs a Fluorine coating that is designed to repel fingerprints and water droplets. the coating will also make the lens much easier to clean from dust and dirt.
The Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Depedency (eBAND) and Broad-Band Anti-Reflection (BBAR) technologies are two other coatings that increase image quality by reducing reflections inside the lens, thus preventing optical flaws such as flare and ghosting from appearing in your photos.
New 90mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1 lens to be released by the end of this month
Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Macro Di VC USD lens comes packed with the company’s Ultrasonic Silent Drive in order to deliver quick, silent autofocusing. Those who prefer manual focusing, especially in macro photography, can do so thanks to a manual override button found on the optic.
The new Tamron macro optic features a minimum focusing distance of 139mm / 5.5 inches and an internal focusing system. The latter means that its length remains unchanged when focusing and that the front element does not rotate.
Just like the new SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD, the 90mm macro optic is compatible with the Tamron TAP-in console. This new device reminds us of the Sigma USB Dock and it can be used to customize the lens as well as to update its firmware.
Beside the new optics, the TAP-in console is compatible with the SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lenses. The product will be released by the end of March.
Finally, it is worth saying that the lens offers a 1:1 magnification rate and that it will become available on February 25 for Nikon, Sony, and Canon cameras. While the Canon and Nikon models have the Vibration Compensation technology, the Sony version does not and will also be released at a later date.