Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro
Best macro lens
The latest edition of Tamron’s popular macro lens is a big upgrade over the VC USD variant, following in the footsteps of other recently launched Tamron prime lenses, and featuring the same comfortably large switches and silver ring around the base.
As well as an additional XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) element, the new lens includes dual nanostructure coatings to reduce ghosting and flare, along with a grime-repellent fluorine coating on the front element. The big story, however, is a new VC (Vibration Compensation) system. It’s a hybrid optical stabiliser that counteracts axial movement (both side-to-side and up/down) as well as the usual angular vibration, or wobble. This makes it more effective for closerange handheld shooting.
BUY if… You’re looking for a full 1.0x magnification macro lens that delivers supreme image quality, and that also works well as a short telephoto for portraits and general shooting.