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Tamron 60mm f/2 Macro Announced

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Tamron 60mm f/2 Macro

Tamron has announced the development of a 60mm F2 macro lens that provides 1:1 magnification for APS-C sensors. The lens, called the SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II Macro 1:1, will be available in Canon, Sony and Nikon mounts (with a built-in autofocus motor to allow AF to operate on the D40, D40X and D60). Its design, which incorporates two low dispersion elements to to compensate for various aberrations, lets you achieve 1:1 magnification at a working distance of 100mm. The F2 maximum aperture makes it a whole stop faster than other lenses in the same class. Price and availability will be announced later.

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15 responses to “Tamron 60mm f/2 Macro Announced”

  1. I’m definitely considring it

    A macro lens that will switch my 50 1.8 to…

    If it will have good IQ, fast AF and a fair price i’m buying it!

  2. In my country Tamron doesn’t have good service and as we know, sometimes their lenses need it… thus it’d have to be almost as cheap as 50/1,8 to make me consider buying it… but I doubt it would cost so little, i think it will cost similar to 90mm f2,8…

  3. Unless it is priced very low, it would have a difficult time replacing my 100mm 2.8 which is full frame, and extremely good for a low cost lens. The Canon 60mm Macro also has a reputation as being excellent for the cost.

    It seems that they are taking on a uphill battle.

  4. Yeah, under $350 with decent glass and I’d serious consider it. Sounds like a nice available light portrait lens.

    Although f2 on a 60mm (96mm equivalent) could be painful to focus.

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