Up-close and personal with Tamron's new stabilized macro lens
There's a small jungle in the Tamron booth at this year's Photokina trade show and they're using it to show off their brand new 90mm macro lens with vibration reduction. We were able to get up close with it for a couple shots. Here they are.
The lens itself if an update of an older 90mm macro that didn't have the VC built-in. it has two extra-low dispersion elements and one low dispersion element to cut down on abnormalities that can be rampant when focused ultra close.
It's capable of a full 1:1 magnification ratio, so it's a true macro lens. That means the VC comes in extra handy. The Ultrasonic Silent Drive motor is also welcome for those shooters who try get close-up shots of creatures that scare easily.
It's also internal focusing, so the total length of the lens doesn't change as it focuses. Check out the gallery for some quick sample shots and look for a full test in the future.