News February 22, 2013
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Tamron Announces the Launch of SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004) For Nikon mount

February 22, 2013, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the launch of a next generation 90mm Macro lens for full-size SLR cameras. The lens features completely redesigned optics, a proprietary VC (Vibration Compensation)*1, and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*2.

The SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD (Model F004) for Nikon will be first released in Japan on March 2, 2013 and subsequently elsewhere.

Product Name Date of Launch (in Japan)
SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD
(Model F004)
for Nikon
March 2, 2013 in Japan
and subsequently elsewhere


(*1) VC (Vibration Compensation) is Tamron's proprietary image stabilization mechanism.
(*2) USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) is Tamron's proprietary ultrasonic motor drive.

Compatible Mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony

The Nikon mount model will be first released in Japan on March 2, 2013 and subsequently elsewhere. The Canon mount is now on sale, and the sales date of the Sony compatible mount model will be announced later. The Sony mount model does not include VC because the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilization functionality. The product name for Sony cameras is "SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 USD" without the VC designation.


Model: F004
Focal length: 90mm
Maximum aperture: F/2.8
Angle of view (diagonal): 27゜02'(with full-size SLR cameras)
17 ゜37'(with APS-C sized sensor digital SLR cameras)
Lens construction: 14 elements in 11 groups
Minimum focus distance: 0.3m (11.8 in)
Maximum magnification ratio: 1: 1
Working distance: 139mm (5.5 in)
Filter size: Φ58mm
Length*1: 114.5mm (4.5 in)*
Entire length*2: 122.9mm (4.8 in)*
Diameter: Φ76.4mm
Weight: 550g (19.4 oz)*
No. of diaphragm blades: 9 (rounded diaphragm)
Minimum aperture: F/32
Standard accessory: Lens hood
Compatible mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.
*Length, entire length and weight values given are for the Nikon mount.
*1: Length is the distance between the mount face and the tip of the lens.
*2: Entire length is the distance between the tip of the lens and the tip of the protrusion.
*3:This rounded diaphragm retains a nearly circular shape even when taken two stops down from its fully open state.

Notice of Classification Code Change for Nikon Mounts

Since the introduction by Tamron of the first Nikon mount lens featuring an internal AF motor, the AF28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di VC (Model A20), all Nikon mount lenses with the internal AF motor had used the classification code "N II." Lenses using a coupler system* without an internal AF motor were designated as "N." Because future Nikon mount lenses will have the internal AF motor as a standard feature, Tamron has decided to simplify the designation and consolidate all Nikon mount lenses as "N," eliminating the "N II" designation for future models. This classification code change was made effective from the 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD (Model B008).

The "N" classification lenses with coupler systems are: SP AF200-500mm F/5-6.3 Di (Model A08); and SP AF180mm F/3.5 Di (Model B01).

* Coupler system refers to a system that uses a shaft to harness the AF motor built into the camera body to operate the lens.