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Tamron SP Di 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Tamron SP Di 90mm Macro lens

Tamron SP Di 90mm f/2.8 Macro lens fitted to a Canon EOS 5DII.

Specification (in order of importance to me)

Focal length: 90mm
Maximum aperture: f/2.8
Weight: 409g
Closest focusing distance: 290mm
Filter thread: 55mm
Focusing: auto/manual

Although intended for close-up work, the Tamron macro lens is just as useful as a lightweight short telephoto lens for landscapes.  It's not a focal length I often use, but if I think it may come in handy, it goes in my backpack.  If the weather doesn't provide the hoped-for conditions for a dramatic landscape, there's always the option to shoot small details at up to life size on the sensor, filling the frame with a subject as small as 36mm x 24mm.