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

With a very high DxOMark Lens Score of 32 the new Tamron 90mm is capable of excellent image quality.Sharpness is first-rate wide-open into the corners of the frame and continues through to f/11 where the effects of diffraction start to become noticeable.

Distortion is low, as is lateral Chromatic Aberration. Vignetting is perhaps a little on the high side for a lens like this but it’s really only noticeable at full aperture and easy to alter (or even remove) in software.