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Jun 16, 2017 22:35 |  #46

A little something different.

Playing with the lens and my new Godox flash, son was an unwilling participant. He was computer gaming and the flashes were annoying him. Processed in PS to try and show his angst...

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Jun 26, 2017 15:01 |  #47

Maternity session on a 115 degree day...


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Jul 04, 2017 15:45 |  #48

A few shots from our girl's 6yr photo session. I'm really liking this lens but I did notice quite a bit of cool shift between images from this lens and my 35f2IS. The 35 was definitely warmer. Not saying which one I prefer at this moment, but I did have to try to match the colors for 2 of the sets. I think the difference was more noticeable being as this session was in-studio vs the other times I've used the lenses together during sessions outside. I will be keeping this lens, but it does make me wish, even more so now, that canon would replace the 85f1.8 with an IS version just like the 24/28/35 IS replacements from several years ago. I know the rumored f1.4 L IS will be way too expensive for me for the foreseeable future as I'm saving for new bodies(used 1Dx, then 6d2) at the moment.


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Jul 04, 2017 18:14 |  #49

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Aug 05, 2017 17:47 |  #51

8am session at the lake. There were so many people out already.

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Aug 17, 2017 19:08 |  #52

Fun cake toppers and a tasty IPA


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Oct 13, 2017 09:29 |  #53

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I've been running circles the past few weeks trying how to reconfigure and reinforce my gear, and without losing my 85mm 1.2, etc.. I was open to anything good. Canon, Sigma Art, Zeiss Milvus ... whatever, as long as it's good and improves my setup. While narrowing down to the upcoming Canon 85mm 1.4 IS, Sigma Art and a couple Zeiss, I recalled my Tamron 35mm 1.8 with VC. Researching a few more days, I found myself ordering last night, the Tamron 90mm macro VC and this Tamron SP 85mm 1.8 VC ...

One thing that really jumped out ... I enjoy reviews by Dustin Abbott ... in his Youtube (and site) review of this Tamron SP 85mm 1.8 VC, he was actually comparing it to the Zeiss Otus in some respects, even outperforming it for sharpness in the corners. I thought Abbott's note about the Tamron reminding him of his vintage lens qualities was a facet worth pondering.


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Nov 18, 2017 16:25 |  #54

Wish I could have used this lens more, seems like a very capable lens.


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Jan 07, 2018 19:51 |  #55

Doesn't seem like this thread gets much action...


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Aug 05, 2018 19:45 |  #56

I'd def like to hear more from others with this lens as a primary portrait lens on a 6D. I can't she'll out $1500 for the Canon 85 1.4. I'm not a fan of ART lenses after having to have them professionally calibrated.


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Oct 04, 2018 00:12 |  #57

It's my primary portrait lens on my D810. Heck, it's my primary lens period. I've gotten to handle and test 5 of them. They ranged from better than anything else I've seen in 19 years in the photo industry at this price-point up to the highest resolving and highest actuance lens I've ever seen (up to and including custom lenses that were figured and polished, tested, re-figured and polished then re-tested, etc). You can guess which of the 5 I kept :-D Wide open, it's resolving enough and high enough actuance to satisfy needs up to and including pixel-peeping. I'd say wide open my copy is comparable to Nikon's better ED-series lenses stopped down 2-3 stops. Stopped down to f/5.6, it's absolutely giggle inducing. By f/5.6, it's must be diffraction limited because it's all downhill from there (note, this actually is a positive thing, not a negative thing). I honestly never thought I'd see performance like that in a small body and lens in my lifetime. If you guys remember the difference in looking at a 16x20 print from ISO400 35mm film vs a 16x20 print from ISO64 8x10 film, this is the sort of detail I remember from 8x10 at its best.

That being said, because it's capable of such performance, it's BRUTAL on the rest of the optical chain! When your sense of "is this shot technically perfect?" gets unrealistically distorted by such a high-performing lens, you start to get upset by feeling like you have to pitch shots (which you would have happily kept before) due to tiny amounts of motion blur, focus error on the order of 1/8" (3mm) at 10' (3m), etc. The "bad" shots are what were perfectly acceptable in the past, it's just now I know they could be better. Before this lens, I never argued with myself about whether it was acceptable to deliver a shot to a client when the focal plane was on the front edge of the eyelid rather than on the iris. Now, I get far too neurotic about that.

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Oct 20, 2018 21:53 |  #58

Just take the damn picture!

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Dec 28, 2018 21:09 |  #59

LoneRider wrote in post #18535918 (external link)
Doesn't seem like this thread gets much action...


Probably because a lot of people buy the Sigma Art without hearing much or understanding the value of this Tamron lens. Following my reply to this thread months ago, I picked up a copy of This Tamron. Only used it a little bit, and lately started to bring it along more. I got it more for portraits and haven't shot portraits much last year. But that will change the next few months and I'm starting to take this 85mm to the forest for a few needs. This was one of my first photos of some other photographer spotted wandering through a park.


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Jan 09, 2019 18:23 |  #60

Pulled it out for some kitty pics...


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