Tamron AF 60mm f/2.0 SP DI II LD IF 1:1 Macro Lens

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Key Features

  • 60mm focal length
  • 90mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 96mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F2.0 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • Micromotor-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 55mm filters
  • 0.23m/9.06" minimum focus
  • Available in Canon EF, Sony Alpha, Nikon F (DX) mounts

Product Description

The Tamron SP 60mm F/2.0 Di II Macro is a small, compact macro lens for APS-C photographers, capable of true 1:1 reproduction. A maximum aperture of F2 and an equivalent focal length of 90mm makes it an attractive portrait lens, too. Focusing is internal, and full-time manual focus is possible. Construction consists of 14 elements in 11 groups, with a 7-bladed aperture diaphragm and a relatively small 55mm filter thread. A good choice for APS-C photographer that want to branch into macro and portrait photography, Tamron claims that the performance of the 60mm F2.8 is on a par with its legendary SP 90mm F2.8 macro.


Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 60 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Canon EF, Sony/Minolta Alpha, Nikon F (DX)
Maximum aperture F2.0
Minimum aperture F22.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 14
Groups 10
Special elements / coatings 2 LD glass elements
Minimum focus 0.23 m (9.06)
Maximum magnification 1×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Micromotor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Weight 400 g (0.88 lb)
Diameter 73 mm (2.87)
Length 80 mm (3.15)
Materials Plastic barrel, metal mount
Sealing No
Filter thread 55 mm
Filter notes Does not rotate on focusing
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No


User Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • B S Patel, Jan 14, 2014 GMT:
    Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD IF Macro

    nice lens i like

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  • VikingPhotographer, May 17, 2014 GMT:
    Tamron 60mm 2,0 Macro

    This is a very fine small macro lens, it gives brilliant, sharp pictures with very good colours and contrast, highly recommended !

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  • GaborF, May 29, 2014 GMT:
    Tamron 60mm f2.0 review with Nikon D7100

    I have recently bought this "off brand" lens, and - even as time passed by - I am so happy with this – I decided to share my experience with you guys. I have not read much about this lens before. I have to say I accidentally stumbled upon this on Ebay, while I was contemplating to get a 60mm f2.8D Nikon Micro lens. I had used that lens extensively before, but got tempted to get a Non-Nikon “off-brand” and – oh boy, I am happy now! For those of you who wonder why I consider this lens great, I ...

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  • VikingPhotographer, Sep 23, 2014 GMT:
    Experience with a Tamron macro lens

    I bought this lens in april 2014 to test it alongside my Leitz Macro Elmarit 60mm 2,8, allready on the first day I was surprised to see that the Tamron could match and even surpass the Leitz, the Tamron is very sharp, crisp with good contrast and colors all over. The Tamron is a pleasure to use for macro in every each way, only on very close encounter and the light coming from back, you need to dismount the lens hood because it can shade on the scene. So, now my Leitz is in the shelf and the ...

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Questions & Answers


DX Portrait / Close-up Lens?

Hi, I’ve been shooting with my D3000 for several years now and I think it is time to reexamine my setup. I’m about to upgrade to a D3100/3200 or D5100, mainly for video and better high ISO performance. I’m not sure which direction I’ll go, but this isn’t my main concern. I currently have the kit 18-55 VR, the 55-200 VR and the 35/1.8. So far, 98%+ of my photos are with the 35/1.8. This is because I prefer to zoom with my feet, I like an unobtrusive look and I usually shoot in low light (often indoors). I’m relatively happy with the landscapes I’m getting, but not so much with the portraits and close-up shots. Therefore, I think it is time to buy a second prime lens in the 60-85 mm range. I’ve discounted the AF-S 50/1.8 because I think it is too close to 35 mm. So, the three lenses I’m thinking about are the Tamron 60/2 macro, the 60/2.8 micro and the AF-S 85/1.8. Overall, I’m looking for a portrait and general purpose lens. I’ve never shot macro before, but I think it is something ...

ABGrant asked
1 year ago


I'm a huge fan of the 85mm f1.8g for portraits. I also owned the 90mm tamron at the same timne and sold it after seeing the results from the 85. It's that good. Continue Reading

Stacey_K answered
1 year ago

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1llusive answered
11 months ago

I would tend to agree with Stacy although in DX it may be a tad long but that would be your call. I have had my 85/1.8D for a long time and I have always been pleased with it's results. Terry Continue Reading

Windancer answered
10 months ago


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