Tamron Launches SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD & SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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    <em>First to debut: two fast, fixed focal standard lenses packed with exceptional features that deliver ultimate performance</em></p>
    <p>Both lenses are set to begin shipping at the end of September 2015.</p>
    <ul>
    <li>Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD <a href="http://www.adorama.com/TM3518EOS.html&KBID=64393" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Adorama </a>| <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1183045-REG/tamron_aff012c700_sp_35mm_f_1_8_di.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">B&H Photo</a> | <a href="http://amzn.to/1PMU59p" target="_blank">Amazon</a> | <a href="http://tamron-new-sp.eu/#/35mm-F18" target="_blank">Sample Images</a></li>
    <li>Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD <a href="http://www.adorama.com/TM4518EOS.html&KBID=64393" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Adorama </a>| <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1183050-REG/tamron_aff013c700_sp_45mm_f_1_8_di.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">B&H Photo</a> | <a href="http://amzn.to/1LWvXmY" target="_blank">Amazon</a> | <a href="http://tamron-new-sp.eu/#/45mm-F18" target="_blank">Sample Images
    
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    <p><strong>September 2nd 2015, Saitama, Japan</strong> – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces launch of a new series of SP lenses that are optimized to make the most of the superior imaging performance delivered by the latest advancements in digital photography. Sporting a totally revamped external appearance, the new lenses provide the ultimate in functionality and operation. The first two lenses in the series are compatible with full-frame DSLR cameras and offer fast apertures and versatile, fixed focal lengths. The pair consists of the SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013), and both can be used with APS-C format cameras as well.</p>
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    <p><strong>Background of the SP Series Renovation</strong>
    
    In 1979, Tamron unveiled the first SP Series lens, the 90mm F2.5 Macro, a legendary product that was designed to achieve the highest level of performance possible. Since then, a significant number of lenses designated SP have been introduced. During the ensuing 35 years, cameras and imaging devices have made dramatic advancements and diversification centered mostly around innovations in image sensor technology and sophisticated signal processors.</p>
    <p>Constantly innovating, Tamron developed new lenses to stay abreast of the exciting technological evolution. Lenses launched after 2012, including SP 24-70mm F2.8 VC USD, SP 70-200mm F2.8 VC USD, SP 90mm F2.8 MACRO 1:1 VC USD, SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC USD and SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD, received rave reviews for their high performance and richly refined functionality to sustain sophisticated requirements of the latest DSLRs with high pixel counts.</p>
    <p>To leap forward, Tamron has gone back to the root of optics to redefine all of the core attributes of lenses to be selected as photographers’ “ultimate partners.” The new series of SP lenses are developed seeking the highest level of performance, functionality and maneuverability, and a prestigious external appearance that reconfirms the high quality of the properties that are inside.</p>
    <p><strong>Features of fast-aperture fixed focal lenses: 35mm and 45mm, the first of new SP Series</strong>
    
    To develop these two standard fixed focal lenses, goals were established to provide exquisite characteristics certain to set them distinctively apart from ordinary, conventional models. This required a new approach.
    
    All of the key performance criteria were redefined to achieve the ultimate in optical performance. VC (Vibration Compensation) was incorporated as an integral part of the opto-electronics design to expand shooting freedom. Priority was set to allow dramatically closer focusing capability to remove what would otherwise be a barrier to the subject. Yet with all this innovation, the overall mechanical package had to be kept within practical size limits with an elegantly sophisticated external design as a human interface.</p>
    <p>Having optimized every prerequisite, remarkably versatile lenses have been developed that boast amazing performance from F1.8 wide open aperture. These lenses can be enjoyed by users of APS-C cameras as well as full-frame.</p>
    <p><strong>1.  F1.8 fast-aperture, fixed focal lenses aimed at ultimate performance</strong>
    
    Optimal use of the latest glass materials, coupled with Tamron’s world renowned optical design technology, thoroughly compensated for aberrations of all types to achieve higher resolving power, while fine textures of materials and details are reproduced with subtle tonal gradations. The F1.8 aperture delivers more light to the viewfinder—making it brighter for easier focusing – and more light to the sensor, allowing use even in very dim lighting conditions. In addition, the bokeh (background blur) effect obtained using the F1.8 fast aperture delivers impressively smooth and soft transition from the main subject to the background.</p>
    <p><strong>2.  Dynamic close-focusing capability, unprecedented among standard lenses</strong>
    
    Both models deliver astonishingly short MOD (Minimum Object Distance) not available from other 35mm or 45mm standard lenses. Photographers can get closer to the subject with ease, unleashing new photo opportunities with an expanded scope of freedom. Superb image capture is ensured throughout the entire range from the closest to normal shooting distances, thanks to Tamron’s proprietary Floating System built into both lenses.</p>
    <p><strong>3.  VC (Vibration Compensation) system, a feature crucial for high-pixel-density cameras</strong>
    
    Beneficial under all lighting conditions and especially useful in low light levels, the VC function provides noticeable advantages for handheld shooting by minimizing the adverse effects of camera shake. Cameras with high pixel densities, in particular, are sensitive to minute vibrations which cause unsharpness and degradation of image quality. VC works to ensure the maximum imaging performance even in dim lighting to allow photographers to enjoy the fast F1.8 maximum aperture to the fullest extent.</p>
    <p><strong>4.  User-friendly product design with close attention to all details</strong>
    
    Opening a new chapter in the SP legend, product design, opto-mechanical construction and engineering processes are totally integrated. Every single detail and operating function has been thoroughly reexamined, explored and matured to a form that has a friendly, human touch.</p>
    <p><strong>External Design</strong></p>
    <p><strong>(1)  Product design with maximum emphasis on the human interface in order to achieve the ultimate in functional beauty</strong>
    
    While the lens is constructed with the absolutely most modern technologies inside, the exterior is articulated to offer the best possible comfort and confidence under a product design philosophy of “Human Touch.” Organically composed lines and patterns on the barrel produce subtle changes in its appearance by reflecting ambient light on the surface. Metal-based barrel materials provide a pleasant feeling of comfort, high quality and durability, fitting firmly in the hands of the photographer. Design of the front face of the lens is also taken into consideration so that it is not intimidating.</p>
    <p><strong>(2)  Brand ring and SP emblem</strong>
    
    A brand ring that’s tinted “Luminous Gold” adorns the lens just above the lens mount. On one side of the lens barrel there is an SP emblem in the same luxurious color.</p>
    <p><strong>(3)  Design of distance and aperture scales</strong>
    
    The window over the distance scale has been enlarged by 20% to maximize visibility and legibility. Font style of the characters and numbers has been newly developed to enhance the legibility as a critical element of the overall product design.</p>
    <p><strong>(4)  Switches with optimized geometric shape and tactile feedback</strong>
    
    The geometric shape and sliding torque of the AFMF change-over and VC On/Off switches have been configured and engineered to deliver the utmost comfort with secured operational feedback.</p>
    <p><strong>(5)  Lens hood and caps</strong>
    
    To complete the lens product design, accessories such as the lens hood and caps for front and rear have been totally redesigned as well. Attaching and removing the lens hood has been fine-tuned by optimizing the connection interface to render both secure seating and durability.</p>
    <p><strong>Product Highlights</strong></p>
    <p><strong>SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012)</strong></p>
    <p>35mm Standard Wide-Angle Lens with VC and World’s First 0.2m (7.9”)
    
    Minimum Object Distance for Full-Frame DSLR Cameras</p>
    <p><strong>Overview</strong></p>
    <ul>
    <li>Natural perspective and field-of-view for instinctive image capture.</li>
    <li>Provides the ideal balance of performance and functionality to deliver unexpected opportunities for creative imaging.</li>
    <li>A fast, primary standard lens for those who prefer wide-angle shooting.</li>
    <li>Provides an equivalent focal length of 54mm on APS-C cameras.</li>
    </ul>
    <p><strong>Key Features</strong></p>
    <p><strong>1.  Even when used wide open at F1.8 aperture, provides outstanding image quality with maximum aberration compensation, thanks to optimal use of sophisticated glass materials and highly advanced optical design</strong>
    
    SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012) is a 10-element, 9-group construction, utilizing two molded glass aspherical elements, one LD (Low Dispersion) and one XLD (eXtra Low Dispersion) element.</p>
    <p>Two of the aspherical elements effectively correct the field curvature to ensure planarity of the image plane, while efficiently compensating for spherical and comatic aberrations to achieve superb uniformity across the field with high-fidelity point spread reproducibility. Outstanding resolution is rendered from corner to corner and the sagittal comatic flare (a type of aberration that a point image at corners induces a comet tail-like blur), which tends to become prominently noticeable in night scenes, is corrected.</p>
    <p>The LD and the higher grade XLD glass elements optimally compensate for chromatic aberrations, which tend to become particularly prominent in fast-aperture lenses in general, and deliver crystal clear images without any residual color fringe.</p>
    <p><strong>2.  35mm focal length with fast F1.8 maximum aperture and integral VC (Vibration Compensation) for full-frame DSLR cameras</strong>
    
    The desirable maximum aperture of F1.8 was chosen as part of the very challenging design goals which included achieving superb optical performance, minimizing the closest shooting distance and integrating VC functionality while packaging those key attributes in a reasonably-sized barrel construction for better practical handling. Repeated performance simulations were conducted throughout the entire design phase to assure achieving the essential, fundamental property of a fast-aperture lens in full-frame format, namely the harmony between excellent resolving power and beautifully-tuned background blur (bokeh).</p>
    <p>The VC feature has become virtually indispensable in the era of high-pixel-density cameras. Freedom in handheld shooting at dusk or in a dimly lit room is dramatically expanded by cancelling the camera shake that often occurs under such low light conditions due to slower shutter speeds. Minute vibrations that plague cameras with high pixel count can be well muted to make the most of the performance of the camera and lens outfit.</p>
    <p><strong>3.  MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.2m (7.9”), the best-in-class close-focusing capability<span class="green">*</span></strong>
    
    MOD measures just 0.2m (7.9”), yielding a magnification ratio of 1:2.5, the shortest close focusing capability among fast-aperture fixed focal lenses in full-frame format<span class="green">*</span>. Since the lens allows for shooting at distances extremely close to the subject (similar to a macro), close-up pictures with spectacular background blur effect (bokeh) can be obtained with the aperture wide open, thereby expanding the scope of photo opportunities. Tamron’s proprietary Floating System, which places a group of elements at the optimal location as the focusing group travels relative to shooting distances, ensures the best imaging performance at any range. From the closest to a normal shooting distance range, image quality is excellent.</p>
    <p><span class="green">* Rated top among current 35mm fixed focal length interchangeable AF lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras excluding macro lenses (as of July 2015; Tamron).</span></p>
    <p><strong>4.  Optimal relative illumination means no dark corners</strong>
    
    Some fast-aperture lenses “vignette” or have darkened corners due to uneven light distribution. However, even at the full open aperture, the overall illumination level across the entire field is well balanced and optimized. Because there is a sufficient amount of corner illumination, photographers can enjoy making full use of the wide open aperture.</p>
    <p><strong>5.  eBAND Coating deployed to thoroughly suppress ghosting and flare</strong>
    
    eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings, both providing outstanding anti-reflection effect, are applied to critical element surfaces for maximum light transmission. Internal reflections from element surfaces which cause ghosting and flare are reduced to an absolute minimum. Flawless, crystal clear images can be obtained. eBAND Coating, a hybrid nano-structured layer with extremely low refractive index coupled with multi-layered anti-reflection coating technology, efficiently minimizes reflection of extremely angulated incident light—something that cannot be achieved by conventional anti-reflection coatings alone.</p>
    <p><strong>6.  High-speed AF with USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)</strong>
    
    Fast, quiet AF is achieved by employing a USD ring-type ultrasonic motor which enables remarkably precise focusing drive with high torque and responsiveness. Because the rotational torque of the USD is generated by waves of ultrasonic vibrations, inherent operating noise is extremely low and practically imperceptible. In addition, Full-time Manual Focus override is available at any point during the autofocus operation for deliberately shifting focus without switching the AF-MF mode back and forth.</p>
    <p><strong>7.  Fluorine coating on the front element repels water and fingerprints</strong>
    
    Fluorine coating technology, developed for use in industrial optics applications, has been adapted to photographic lenses. The water and oil repellant coating applied to the front element surface allows instant removal of dirt or smudges with ease. The coating also provides a reasonable level of durability, and will sustain its effectiveness for years.</p>
    <p><strong>8.  Moisture-resistant construction for shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions</strong>
    
    Seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or rain drops and provide moisture-resistant construction. This feature provides an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.</p>
    <p><strong>9.  Circular aperture for enhanced bokeh</strong>
    
    The 9-blade diaphragm retains a nearly circular opening even when stopped down by two stops. Marvelously tuned blur in the subject background can be obtained without generating undesirable shapes of aperture patterns.</p>
    <p><strong>10.  Compatibility with Adobe and Silkypix software</strong>
    
    Supplied with SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0, advanced editing software that features correction menus for various aberrations (lateral color, distortion, relative illumination) based on the optical design data of this specific lens. Shooting RAW image files enables creation of more stringent and high-fidelity image quality.</p>
    <p><strong>SPECIFICATIONS</strong></p>
    <p>Model: F012
    
    Focal Length: 35mm
    
    Maximum Aperture: F1.8
    
    Angle of View (diagonal): 63°26′ (for full-frame format): 43°29′ (for APS-C format)
    
    Optical Construction : 10 elements in 9 groups
    
    Minimum Object Distance: 0.2m (7.9 in)
    
    Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:2.5
    
    Filter Size : 67mm
    
    Maximum Diameter : 80.4mm
    
    Length<span class="green">*</span>: for Canon 80.8mm (3.2 in): for Nikon 78.3mm (3.1 in)
    
    Weight: for Canon 480g (16.9 oz): for Nikon 450g (15.9 oz)
    
    Aperture Blades: 9 (circular diaphragm<span class="green">**</span>)
    
    Minimum Aperture: F16
    
    Standard Accessories: Flower-shaped lens hood, Lens caps
    
    Compatible Mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony<span class="green">***</span></p>
    <p><span class="green">Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. are subject to change without prior notice.</span>
    
    <span class="green">* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.</span>
    
    <span class="green">** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.</span>
    
    <span class="green">*** The Sony mount model does not include VC, since the bodies of Sony DSLR cameras include built-in image stabilization functionality.</span></p>
    <h3>SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013)</h3>
    <p>First High-Speed 45mm Fixed Focal Standard Lens in Full-Frame Format with VC, Offers Unique Perspective with Significantly Shorter Minimum Focusing Distance</p>
    <p><strong><Overview></strong>
    
    * A New Standard among all standard lenses.
    
    * Slight wide-angle delivers a new photographic perspective.
    
    * Responsive to your intuitive and inspirational motives.
    
    * Provides an equivalent focal length of 70mm on APS-C cameras.</p>
    <p><strong><Key Features></strong>
    
    <strong>1.  Even when used wide open at F1.8 aperture, provides outstanding image quality with maximum aberration compensation, thanks to optimal use of sophisticated glass materials and highly advanced optical design</strong>
    
    SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013) is a 10-element, 8-group construction, utilizing two molded glass aspherical elements and one LD (Low Dispersion) element.</p>
    <p>Two of the aspherical elements effectively correct the field curvature to ensure planarity of the image plane, while efficiently compensating for spherical and comatic aberrations to achieve superb uniformity across the field with high-fidelity point spread reproducibility. Outstanding resolution is rendered from corner to corner and the sagittal comatic flare (a type of aberration that a point image at corners induces a comet tail-like blur), which tends to become prominently noticeable in night scenes, is thoroughly corrected.</p>
    <p>The LD glass element optimally compensates for chromatic aberrations, which tend to become particularly prominent in fast-aperture lenses in general, and delivers crystal clear images without any residual color fringe.</p>
    <p><strong>2.  World’s first<span class="green">*</span> full-frame 45mm focal length with fast F1.8 maximum aperture and integral VC (Vibration Compensation)</strong>
    
    The aperture is optimized to F1.8 to create the most practical lens offering superior imaging performance, a shorter minimum focus distance and image stabilization mechanism. Countless simulations during the design phase ensured the high resolution expected of a full-frame, high-speed lens coupled with spectacular background blur.</p>
    <p>It is also the world’s first<span class="green">*</span> full-frame, fixed focal length standard lens to be equipped with VC. Freedom in handheld shooting has been dramatically improved by reducing camera shake that tends to occur when using shooting in low light such as at dusk and in dark rooms. Also, the full potential of the high performance of the lens is realized by reducing minute vibrations that lower image quality conspicuous in high resolution cameras.</p>
    <p><span class="green">* As of July 2015; Tamron.</span></p>
    <p><strong>3.  MOD (Minimum Object Distance) of 0.29m (11.4”), the best-in-class close focusing capability<span class="green">**</span></strong>
    
    MOD measures 0.29m (11.4”), yielding a magnification ratio of 1:3.4, the best-in-the-class close focusing capability among fast-aperture fixed focal lenses in full-frame format<span class="green">**</span>. The freedom of shooting at a closer distance to the subject expands photographic possibilities. Tamron’s proprietary Floating System, which places a group of elements at the optimal location as the focusing group travels relative to shooting distances, ensures the best imaging performance at any range. From the closest to a normal shooting distance range, excellent image quality is obtained.</p>
    <p><span class="green">** Rated top among current 45mm and 50mm fixed focal length interchangeable AF lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras excluding macro lenses (as of July 2015; Tamron).</span></p>
    <p><strong>4.  Optimal relative illumination means no dark corners</strong>
    
    Some fast-aperture lenses “vignette” or have darkened corners due to uneven light distribution.
    
    However, even at the full open aperture, the overall illumination level across the entire field is well balanced and optimized. Because there is a sufficient amount of corner illumination, photographers can enjoy making full use of the wide open aperture.</p>
    <p><strong>5.  eBAND Coating deployed to thoroughly suppress ghosting and flare</strong>
    
    eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings, both providing outstanding anti-reflection effect, are applied to critical element surfaces for maximum light transmission. Internal reflections from element surfaces which cause ghosting and flare are reduced to an absolute minimum. Flawless, crystal clear images can be obtained. eBAND Coating, a hybrid nano-structured layer with extremely low refractive index coupled with multi-layered anti-reflection coating technology, efficiently minimizes reflection of extremely angulated incident light—something that cannot be achieved by conventional anti-reflection coatings alone.</p>
    <p><strong>6.  High-speed AF with USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)</strong>
    
    Fast, quiet AF is achieved by employing a USD ring-type ultrasonic motor which enables remarkably precise focusing drive with high torque and responsiveness. Because the rotational torque of the USD is generated by waves of ultrasonic vibrations, inherent operating noise is extremely low and practically imperceptible. In addition, Full-time Manual Focus override is available at any point during the autofocus operation for deliberately shifting focus without switching the AF-MF mode back and forth.</p>
    <p><strong>7.  Fluorine coating on the front element repels water and fingerprints</strong>
    
    Fluorine coating technology, developed for use in industrial optics applications, has been adapted to photographic lenses. The water and oil repellant coating applied to the front element surface allows instant removal of dirt or smudges with ease. The coating also provides a reasonable level of durability, and will sustain its effectiveness for years.</p>
    <p><strong>8.  Moisture-resistant construction for shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions</strong>
    
    Seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or rain drops and provide moisture-resistant construction. This feature provides an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.</p>
    <p><strong>9.  Circular aperture for enhanced bokeh</strong>
    
    The 9-blade diaphragm retains a nearly circular opening even when stopped down by two stops. Marvelously tuned blur in the subject background can be obtained without generating undesirable shapes of aperture patterns.</p>
    <p><strong>10.  Compatibility with Adobe and Silkypix software</strong>
    
    Supplied with SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0, advanced editing software that features correction menus for various aberrations (lateral color, distortion, relative illumination) based on the optical design data of this specific lens. Shooting RAW image files enables creation of more stringent and high-fidelity image quality</p>
    <p><strong>SPECIFICATIONS</strong></p>
    <p>Model: F013
    
    Focal Length: 45mm
    
    Maximum Aperture: F1.8
    
    Angle of View (diagonal): 51°21′ (for full-frame format) : 34°28′ (for APS-C format)
    
    Optical Construction : 10 elements in 8 groups
    
    Minimum Object Distance: 0.29m (11.4 in)
    
    Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:3.4
    
    Filter Size: 67mm
    
    Maximum Diameter: 80.4mm
    
    Length<span class="green">*</span>: for Canon 91.7mm (3.6 in): for Nikon 89.2mm (3.5 in)
    
    Weight: for Canon 540g (19 oz): for Nikon 520g (18.3 oz)
    
    Aperture Blades: 9 (circular diaphragm<span class="green">**</span>)
    
    Minimum Aperture: F16
    
    Standard Accessories: Flower-shaped lens hood, Lens caps
    
    Compatible Mounts: Canon, Nikon, Sony<span class="green">***</span></p>
    
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    siegsAR said:
    The actual lens IQ aside:
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    aj1575

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    Amazing times we are living in. Just as the sensors start to level out a bit after big improvements over the last years, the lensmakers start their revolution.
    First Sigma with ist global Vision series who started to kick some asses at Canon an Nikon, then Canon reacted an released some impressive glas, and now Tamron ups its game in order to stay in the game.

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    Luds34

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    aj1575 said:
    Amazing times we are living in. Just as the sensors start to level out a bit after big improvements over the last years, the lensmakers start their revolution.
    First Sigma with ist global Vision series who started to kick some asses at Canon an Nikon, then Canon reacted an released some impressive glas, and now Tamron ups its game in order to stay in the game.

    If the lenses perform as good as they look, then we have some real winners here.

    +1

    Looks like some great lenses. And who would have thought just a few short years ago we'd have so many choices? Can't just tell a photog bud you picked up a 35mm prime any more. He/She will want to know which one of the many fine choices. Heck, too many solid choices will only make the decision tougher.

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    aj1575

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    The 45mm is interesting; I wonder what the Motivation was behind this unusual focal length.
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    Maximilian

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    Cool! Competition is always good 8)

    Seems like Tamron saw, how much money Sigma could make with their Art primes, so the copied that principle but were looking for other market segments not to have direct competition.

    It'll be nice waiting for the first IQ impressions and reviews about the AF performance from well known sources.
     
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    pj1974

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    Hi All....

    As I did the other day for the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L, I am providing my Canon Rumors friends the MTFs (happy to help!)

    Note- I am providing the MTFs in this order:
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    Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD

    Wow!!! Pretty impressive imho. Your thoughts of these MTFs??

    For what it's worth, I'm more interested in the 45mm than the 35mm... I quite often use the 45 - 55mm focal length on my Canon 7D where a bright prime comes in handy... VC is icing on the cake! If USD proves to be accurate, fast and consistent... well... I may be 'sold' on my first Tamron!

    Paul 8)
     

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    pj1974 said:
    Hi All....

    As I did the other day for the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L, I am providing my Canon Rumors friends the MTFs (happy to help!)

    Note- I am providing the MTFs in this order:
    Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD
    Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD

    Wow!!! Pretty impressive imho. Your thoughts of these MTFs??

    For what it's worth, I'm more interested in the 45mm than the 35mm... I quite often use the 45 - 55mm focal length on my Canon 7D where a bright prime comes in handy... VC is icing on the cake! If USD proves to be accurate, fast and consistent... well... I may be 'sold' on my first Tamron!

    Paul 8)

    That 45 looks pretty nice on the MTF. The 35 is more reminiscent of the old Canon 35 f/2 non IS albeit with an improved optical quality but it drop offs once outside APS-C territory just like Canon's did. Made it a great lens for crop cameras other than the AF performance. I think this one will be similar.
     
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    mrzero

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    gggplaya said:
    I definitely getting the 45mm VC. I always wanted IS/VC in my standard 50mm prime, and could never figure out why it was never offered. 45mm is close enough, we'll see how it stacks up to my Sigma 50mm ART.

    I would hope this could push Canon to finally release the 50mm IS they have to be sitting on, but I don't think that will happen until the 50mm 1.8II's are cleared out of the factory and the 50mm STM's have moved a few more units at Christmas.
     
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    Some great looking lenses that I'm excited to get my grubby hands on (Tamron has promised them in a few weeks).

    Two key points I notice: the inclusion of VC and a f/1.8 aperture makes these the widest aperture stabilized lenses in a Canon mount, I believe.

    2) Both lenses claim "moisture resistance". That's something none of the ART series lenses have included. Kind of a big deal for some of us.

    Love the new look. These are the first primes from Tamron (other than macro lenses) in a LONG time. Welcome back!
     
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    My take:

    The 35mm is a complete waste of time for Tamron. Canon has a stellar 35 f/2 IS USM that is wonderfully sharp and has first party AF routines that you can rely on... all for about the same price. So I don't see this new 35mm selling well.

    The 45mm, however = hubba hubba. As we all know, I have been pining for an EF 50mm f/nooneknows IS USM for quite. some. time.

    Before today, there were no lenses that simultaneously satisfied all of these criteria:

    • EF mount
    • Prime lens in the neighborhood of 50mm
    • Autofocusing
    • Image stabilized

    And now there is one. Kudos, Tamron. I eagerly await the reviews on this one.

    - A
     

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    TWI by Dustin Abbott said:
    Some great looking lenses that I'm excited to get my grubby hands on (Tamron has promised them in a few weeks).

    Two key points I notice: the inclusion of VC and a f/1.8 aperture makes these the widest aperture stabilized lenses in a Canon mount, I believe.

    2) Both lenses claim "moisture resistance". That's something none of the ART series lenses have included. Kind of a big deal for some of us.

    Love the new look. These are the first primes from Tamron (other than macro lenses) in a LONG time. Welcome back!


    Looking forward to your reviews, especially the 35mm. Love to hear how the tamron 35mm balances with the 6D
     
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