Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD Nikon mount lens review: can this updated lens outperform its legendary predecessor?

By Kevin Carter - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Nikon lens performance | Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD Nikon versus competition | Conclusion

While the new lens has improved imaging performance over its predecessor, including higher and more consistent sharpness over the first three aperture settings, there has been quite a hike in the price (from $499 to $749). However, the addition of stabilization, an ultrasonic motor and internal focusing are tempting features. Like independent rival Sigma, Tamron is upping its game and competing head on with the camera marques.