Tamron has a new lens, the SP AF60mm F/2.0 Di II LD (IF) MACRO 1:1 (Model G005), a life-size macro lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
The new Tamron lens has an equivalent angle of view of 93mm when converted to the 35mm format and boasts a maximum aperture of F/2.0â€”one stop faster than the F/2.8 maximum aperture found on conventional macro lenses in the same class.
Its 1:1 magnification means this is a fast life-size macro lens that delivers dramatically attractive blurred background effects. Well, thatâ€™s the theory. Will its image quality hold out to the promise? Weâ€™ll wait until it goes through the pixel-peeping lens analysis of review sites when it finally comes out. When? Tamron didnâ€™t say when.