Tamron 90mm F/2.8 VC Macro USD: Sample Images

Up-close and personal with Tamron's new stabilized macro lens

Tamron 90mm Macro Sample Images
Tamron 90mm Macro Sample Images

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.

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All the samples were shot on a Canon 7D body mounted to a tripod.This shot was done with a wide aperture and you can see how narrow the in-focus area really is. TECH SPECS **ISO: **800 **APERTURE: **F/4.5 **SHUTTER SPEED: **1/80 Sec. Download full-resolution image (Warning: Images are over 10 MB)
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In this image, the focus has been shifted a bit in the same frame to demonstrate how the out-of-focus areas changes as the focal plane shifts. TECH SPECS ISO: 800 APERTURE: F/4.5 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/40 Download full-resolution image (Warning: Images are over 10 MB)
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Here, the aperture has been dropped down to F/13 to give a wider depth of field. TECH SPECS ISO: 800 APERTURE: F/13 SHUTTER SPEED: 1/4 sec. Download full-resolution image (Warning: Images are over 10 MB)
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This shot was pulled back a little compared to the flower shots, but was still very close considering the focal length of the lens. TECH SPECS ISO: 800 APERTURE: F/13 SHUTTER SPEED: 1 sec. Download full-resolution image (Warning: Images are over 10 MB)
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