Tamron recently announced two new prime lenses, a 35mm f/1.8 VC and a 45mm f/1.8 VC, both lenses are full frame compatible. Krolop & Gerst put the new lenses through their paces with a very extensive review with a lot of image samples and direct comparisons to the Sigma and Canon offerings that are around the same price.

All of the sample images in the review were shot with the Canon EOS 5DS R, and you'll see the Tamron lenses mate very well with Canon's most detailed oriented, full frame camera.

35mm & 45mm, why?

35mm and 45mm seem to lie very close together, maybe too close? The decision for these two focal lenghts raised more than a few eyebrows… when do I use which lens and why? Well, the answer to that is quite simple. The 35mm lens clearly has the look of a wide angle lens while the 45mm has the look of a standard lens. Whoever wants to be where the action is should decide for the 35mm (which is more suitable for APS-C cameras as well, as the 45mm lens is too long for most „everyday scenes“) – BUT – if you like taking portraits on an APS-C camera, the 45mm is nearly perfect though… Read the full review

Both lenses are set to begin shipping at the end of September 2015.


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