Tam­ron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro

Best macro lens

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£580/$650

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.

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