differences

Reasons to consider the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Has a silent focus motor Generic motor vs None
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Almost the same
Auto focus Yes vs No
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Significantly cheaper $309.71 vs $2,027.48
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The best price we've seen is $1,718 cheaper (6.5x less)
More magnification 1:1 (1) vs 1:2 (0.5)
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Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Slightly better wide angle 90 mm vs 105 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Slightly lighter 405 g vs 0.5 kg
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More than 20% lighter
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F Learn more about
the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Nikon Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

Slightly smaller diameter 66 mm vs 71 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 84 mm vs 97 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Slightly better telephoto 105 mm vs 90 mm
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Around 20% more reach, less perspective distortion
Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Learn more about
the Nikon Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di Macro Nikon F Competitors

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$380

Diameter Slightly larger diameter
Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Nikon Nikkor 40mm f/2.8G AF-S DX Micro

Lens

Min focal length Better wide angle
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F

Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$670

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Nikon Nikkor Micro 105mm f/2.8 AIS Competitors

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

Macro lens

$749 - $799

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Diameter Larger diameter
Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Nikon F

Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$739

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Length Longer
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro Nikon F

Macro lens

$380

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Diameter Larger diameter

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