I have a D5000 that does not have a built in motor. I am looking for a Macro 1:1 with auto focus as I am just starting in macro and feel that loosing auto focus make the lens less useful.

I am looking for what options are available.

Research so far:

  • I think that there are are No Sigma macro lenses that would work?
  • The Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di has new version (A272NII) that says should work but cannot find it for sale any where.
  • It is unclear what Nikkor Macro lens have a built in motor and would work?
  • All lenses are designed full frame but will work the the APS-C
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm pretty sure the Tamron A272NII is the older 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro. It's still available on many big sites (at least in the US). The Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 VC USD (F017) is their new 90mm macro. I can also find it for Nikon mount on lots of US online retailers (B&H, Adorama), as well as as Amazon.co.uk, Camera World. Jessop's and Calumet both show it as out of stock \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb
    Feb 15, 2017 at 14:13

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Nikon's macro lens lineup lists the following non-DX (that is, full frame), 1:1 lenses with built-in motor (AF-S):

The following 1:1 AF-S macro lenses are DX designated (that is, designed for APS-C bodies):

Tamron's 1:1 macro lens lineup shows following Di (full frame) lenses with 1:1, built-in motor:

The following 1:1 lens is designated Di II (for APS-C bodies):

Sigma's macro lineup has three prime lenses that offer 1:1 with built-in motor (all are DG, i.e., full-frame):

Rokinon / Samyang only has a manual focus 100mm ƒ/2.8 lens that came out in 2015.

  • \$\begingroup\$ There's also the SP 90MM F/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro (F004). The official name of model F017 when it was first released was also "Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Macro" and was only later changed on Tamron's web site. Some vendors still list it as "Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro" \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Feb 16, 2017 at 4:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelClark damn. Tamron's naming scheme absolutely sucks. Just from the names alone, can you identify these lenses: bhphotovideo.com/c/compare/… \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb
    Feb 16, 2017 at 4:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelClark it looks like the Tamron F004 is completely discontinued (it looks like the F017 replaced it), the but the even-older F272 is still available. \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb
    Feb 16, 2017 at 4:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah. It seems when they renamed the F017 they also renamed the F004 to match it as well! \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Feb 16, 2017 at 4:41

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