This exciting lens is the first in its class to combine top-notch macro shooting performance down to 1:1 (life-size on-sensor image) with unequalled depth of field control and extended low-light shooting ability thanks to its ultra-wide f/2 aperture. With a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 93mm, it's a superb choice for portraits. Its two LD glass elements and internal focusing (IF) endow it with exceptional imaging performance.
A lightweight, compact macro lens with fast maximum aperture
To prevent the lens from becoming bulky due to the fast f/2.0 maximum aperture, the internal constructions of conventional macro lenses were thoroughly reviewed. Improvements in the accuracy and reliability of precision components has allowed a compact body with a maximum diameter of only 73mm (2.9") and weighing a mere 400g (14.1oz).
Fast maximum aperture of f/2.0 that strikes a fine balance between attractive out-of-focus effects and sharpness
The SP AF60mm is a medium telephoto macro lens designed for APS-C size digital SLR cameras that realises the fast maximum aperture of f/2.0 for the first time in the world*. Tamron has successfully controlled complex movements of respective lens groups to restrain the increase in aberration changes due to the fast maximum aperture, thus achieving uniform sharpness from the centre of the image to the periphery.
As depth-of-field at f/2.0 is shallower than that of conventional f/2.8 optics, this lens expands the range of macro photographic expression. Tamron’s extensive macro lens design know-how lets the SP AF60mm finely balance sharp image performance with beautiful out-of-focus background effects.