Mar 082016
Tamron sp 85mm 1.8 di vc usd release date

Tamron 85mm 1.8
Tamron started to manufacture prime lenses which is exciting. Before Tamron only have macro lenses at 90mm and 180mm, but since they released the Tamron 35mm f/1.8 and Tamron 45mm f/1.8 as well.

The 85mm is one of the most popular lens, especially for portrait photographers. Many people still waiting for the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 art but the Sigma 50 100m f/1.8 Art arrived instead. Many people still want their 85mm f/1.4. Now comes the Tamron but this lens is ‘only’ f/1.8 but stabilized. This lens is part of the new design, it is a well built metal lens for Full frame cameras.

The minimum focusing distance is 0.8m which results in 1:7.2 magnification. The filter size is 67mm. The weight of the lens is 700g. The lens has a rather complex design for a prime lens with 13/9 lens elements including two low dispersion elements, one of which is an X glass.

The lens has sealing against dust and moisture.

Tamron Tap in console

Similarly to Sigma’s USB dock, Tamron uses the new Tap-in console

Optical qualities

According to the MTF curve it is a very fine lens. Compare to the Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 the MTF chart is much better.
tamron 85mm mtf
There are two lines one for contrast (30 l/mm) one for resolution (10 l/mm). If the lines placed more upwards and more horizontal this shows better performance.

Tamron sp 85mm 1.8 di vc usd specs
Item: Tamron f/1.8 di VC USD
Model: F016
Focal length: 85mm
Compatible: Full frame
Lens elements: 13/9
Weight: 700g / 1.54 pounds (Canon) the Nikon version is lighter 660g (23.3 oz.)
Dimensions: 84.8 x 91.3mm / 3.34 x 3.59″
Tamron sp 85mm 1.8 di vc usd release date

The lens will be available at the end of March 2016.

Tamron sp 85mm 1.8 di vc usd price

The initial price of the new Tamron sp 85mm 1.8 di vc usd is 749 USD.

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