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Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 and 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Launched

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Sep 02, 2015 13:12 |  #1

Tamron has announced two fast premium fixed focal length lenses featuring new external lens appearance and branding.

The SP 35mm and 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lenses are both compatible with full frame DSLR and APS-C format cameras. The SP 35mm has best-in-class MOD (Minimum Object Distance) close-focusing capability, measuring just 0.2m (7,9"), yielding a magnification ratio of 1:2.5, the shortest close-focusing capacity among fast-aperture fixed focal lenses in full-frame format.

Tamron say both lenses produce a spectacular bokeh effect, thanks to circular aperture blades, expanding the scope of photo opportunities.

The SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a standard wide-angle lens that provides an equivalent focal length of 54mm on APS-C cameras.

The 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is the first high-speed fixed focal standard lens in full-frame format with VC (Vibration Compensation), and offers a unique perspective with significantly shorter minimum focusing distance.

https://www.ephotozine​.com …di-vc-usd-launched--28054 (external link)

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Sep 02, 2015 16:25 |  #2

I am liking the look of the 35. it looks samller than the sigma and canon and it will be interesting to see reviews of the lens when it comes out.

the 35mm is on the starting to make it's way on to the shopping list.

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Canon EOS 6D | Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM | Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD | Canon Speedlite 550EX -|- Film | Canon EOS 3 | Olympus OM2 | Zuiko 35mm f2

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Jan 29, 2016 07:18 |  #3

I'm surprised no one else on this forum has put any reviews out yet. I haven't seen it mentioned. Is this just an oversight? I'm really interested in grabbing this lens soon for my 70D.

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Feb 16, 2016 01:14 as a reply to  @ griesmonkey's post |  #4

I've been planning on doing a review for a while now, had the lens since November and had a couple opportunities to shoot with it. Want to get one or two more location shoots (so far 90% has been in studio) so I can do a fairly comprehensive review. Hoping to do so in the next couple weeks. If so I'll post a link here. In the meantime, I can say that if you get a good copy (some people say so-so things about it, my experience is that it's the sharpest lens I've ever owned or used) you'll be please for sure.

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Feb 19, 2016 12:41 |  #5

I sooo wanted the Tamron 35 1.8 but every review says it is slow to focus and even saw one video review showing this... and it seemed to be a noticeable amount. For me since I photograph mostly moving subjects, slow to focus is not a good thing.


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Feb 26, 2016 20:39 |  #6

In Aus the Nikkor 35/1.8G appears to be cheaper and I would argue would only give up VS/VR in a straight comparison

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Feb 26, 2016 21:08 |  #7

Male it smaller, lighter, faster, ditch the VC and price it at $300 or less. Then I'll be interested.

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