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Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens Announced for Sony A-mount

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Tamron announced the SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 USD (Model F017) lens. Designed for Sony A-mount full frame DSLR cameras and a corresponding TAP-in console.

The TAP-in console allows customers to tune focus, update firmware and customize features. The console is compatible with the latest batch of Tamron fixed focal length lenses, including the 85mm f/1.8.

They are the SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) for Sony, SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F017) for Sony:, SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) for Sony, SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) for Sony.

Tamron Announced SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Lens for Sony A-mount


The new SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Model F017 delivers the same excellent resolving power and remarkably soft background blur effects. The 9-blade diaphragm retains a nearly perfect circular opening even when stopped down by two stops.

The advanced construction includes one LD (Low Dispersion) glass element that maximally limits the dispersion properties of light. The two XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) glass elements that correct dispersion properties to an even greater extent. From 1:1, life-size close-ups to the most distant horizon, this new 90mm Macro lens achieves outstanding image quality.

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 USD Lens (Sony A) Specifications:

Model F017
Focal Length 90mm
Maximum Aperture F/2.8
Angle of View (diagonal) 27°2′ (for full-frame format)17°37′ (for APS-C format)
Optical Construction 14 elements in 11 groups
Minimum Object Distance 0.3m (11.8 in)
Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:1
Filter Size Φ62mm
Maximum Diameter Φ79mm
Length* for Sony 116.6mm (4.6 in)
Weight for Sony 585g (20.6 oz)
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)
Minimum Aperture F/32
Standard Accessories Lens hood, Lens cap

With a TAMRON TAP-in Console, customers can do the following things.

  • Update firmware
  • The firmware update of compatible lenses
  • Update the firmware of the TAP-in Console itself
  • Customize functions of selected lenses
  • Focus adjustment
  • Focus distance limiter customization (only for lenses that have the Focus Limiter feature)
  • Full-time Manual Focus override customization (only for lenses that have the Full-time Manual Focus feature)
  • Save customized data files

The US price of this new Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro lens is $649, and the new optic will be released on August 25th. For more information visit the Tamron website.