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Tamron 60mm f/2 Di II LD IF Macro 1:1 SP AF

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Specifications:
Name: Tamron SP AF 60mm /2.0 Di II LD IF Macro 1:1
Image Circle: APS-C
Type: Telephoto Prime Macro
Focal Length: 60mm
35mm Equivalent: 1.5x: 90mm; 1.6x: 96mm
Max Aperture: /2.0
Min Aperture: /22
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Lens Construction: 14 elements in 10 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
(Based on image circle): 26.6 degrees
Focus Details: Internal, with full-time manual focus override
Front Element Rotation: No
Zoom System: n/a
Closest Focus: 0.23m / 9.1 in.
Magnification Ratio: 1.0x / 1:1
Filter Size: 55mm
Dimensions
(Length x Diameter): 80mm x 73mm / 3.15 in. x 2.9 in.
Weight: 400g / 14.1 oz
Notes: Available mounts: Canon, Nikon (with built-in AF motor), Sony; Includes lens hood.
Online Price: US$480



 


      
LMT1972
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Registered: Oct 26, 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 726
Review Date: Apr 1, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $700.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Well priced, internal focusing, good working distance, sharper & less CA than the older Tamron 90, excellent IQ with the Kenko tubes.
Cons:
Stiff/jerky focus ring.

Very good general purpose macro. Great working distance for a 60mm focal length (100mm from front element). I use this pretty well exclusively with Kenko tubes and gives me about 2.36x magnification & 75mm working distance. I also owned the Tamron 90 (older version) and the 60 is sharper up to f11 and has significantly less CA. Internal focusing is also a plus and AF speed is quicker than the 90mm & also much quieter. I use it on a crop camera (D300) & it's a nice focal length for portraits. Wide open (f2.2 for portrait distances) it's quite useable (slightly better than the 50 1.8D) but stopping down to f2.8 it's razor sharp. Build quality is fine for a macro, but certainly on the lighter side. Bokeh is also quite pleasant IMO.

The main con with this lens is the focus ring is quite stiff or jerky which can make fine focus adjustments a bit tricky. I have had the lens for more than 4 years and this has not improved unfortunately.

If you have the older 90mm versions this is definitely worth the upgrade in my opinion.


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Registered: Dec 30, 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 250
Review Date: Jan 12, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $300.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Price, image quality, versatility, f/2
Cons:
Slow AF (hunts in low light), imprecise manual focus ring

Bought this lens used on the FM marketplace and it quickly became one of my favorite and most-used lenses. Beautiful 1:1 macro images with a working distance around 4. Also serves an outstanding DX portrait lens (90mm equivalent on FX). Autofocus performance can be inconsistent wide open.

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Tamron 60mm f/2 Di II LD IF Macro 1:1 SP AF

Buy from B&H Photo
Reviews Views Date of last review
2 1096 Apr 1, 2014
Recommended By Average Price
100% of reviewers $500.00
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
7.50
10.00
8.5
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