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Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM vs Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM vs Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macroto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM Top Features

  • 100mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 600g.
  • Diameter: 79mm
  • Length: 119mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.31m
  • Max Magnification:1x

Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM

Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro Top Features

  • 90mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 55mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 405g.
  • Diameter: 72mm
  • Length: 97mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.29m
  • Max Magnification:1x

Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro

Our Winner: Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM over Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro

Focal Length – Tele 100mm vs 90mm
Focus Type Internal Focusing vs Extending front

Pros Of Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro over Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM
Focal Length – Wide 90mm vs 100mm
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 8
Aperture Ring Yes vs No
Weight 405g vs 600g
Diameter 72mm vs 79mm
Length 97mm vs 119mm
Filter Thread 55mm vs 58mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.29m vs 0.31m

Cons Of Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM and Tamron SP AF 90mm F2.8 Di Macro
Image Stabilization No vs No
Weather Sealing No vs No

Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM vs Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro All Features

General Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro USM Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro
Brand Canon Tamron
Lens Type Prime Prime
Price CHECK PRICE CHECK PRICE
Lens Type Macro Prime Macro Prime
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 100mm 90mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F2.8 F2.8
Min Aperture F32.0 F32.0
Aperture Ring No Yes
Diaphragm Blades 8 9
Optics
Optical Elements 12 10
Optical Groups 8 9
Special Elements unknown unknown
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.31m 0.29m
Max Magnification 1X 1X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ring-type ultrasonic Micromotor
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Internal Extending front
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Yes Yes
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Yes, limits to 0.25x Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 600g 405g
Diameter 79mm 72mm
Length 119mm 97mm
Materials Plastic barrel, metal mount Unknown
Weather Sealing No Unknown
Filter Thread 58mm 55mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied Unknown Yes
Hood Code ET-67 Unknown
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories Soft Case LP1219
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