Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Review

In September 2015, Tamron USA announced two new prime lenses to its professional SP lens lineup; the SP 35mm f1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm f1.8 Di VC USD. These primes are available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts, for both full frame and APS-C sensor DSLRs.

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Englewood Camera’s Operations Manager, Erin, recently took the SP 35mm on a trip to Ireland, and decided to write a review of the lens, including performance, quality, and an overall comparison to Canon L-Series glass that she is used to shooting.

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New lenses announced from Tamron!

Tamron announced two new lenses to its amazing lineup of professional quality SP lenses. According to Tamron, the company “has utilized a new design concept to enhance the outstanding performance provided by the SP Series. Our attention to every engineering detail has resulted in the most advanced optical and electro-mechanical designs being incorporated in SP Series, creating a new benchmark for high performance and visual elegance. The design philosophy embraces the importance of comfortable, ergonomic operation and positive tactile feedback, crucial factors in all types of photography. The newly designed all-metallic barrel features an embedded concave ring at the base of the lens—for a firm hold and comfort necessary for a steady shot. Switches are larger and reconfigured for smoother function and the typeface has been redesigned for intuitive legibility. The Tamron SP Series is the superlative example of the Lensmaker’s art.” Englewood Camera is accepting preorders of the new Tamron products, so please call us at (303) 797-0700 or email erin@englewoodcamera.com to do so. 

Coming in March 2016, the new SP 90mm f/2.8 VC USD 1:1 Macro will be available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony A mounts. According to the Tamron Press Release, this newly designed lens includes “XY-Shift compensation has been newly added to reinforce VC functionality, further improving image stabilization from infinity to macro. Advancements in USD control software have also increased AF focusing speed, and optimally fine-tuned for various framing conditions. In addition, a high standard of Moisture-Proof and Dust-Resistant Construction has been added to prevent intrusion of dust or moisture, and a highly durable Fluorine Coating has been applied to the top element surface to prevent condensation and repel smudge-causing substances.”

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Tamron 35mm f/1.8 VC or Tamron 45mm f/1.8 VC now available for preorder

Englewood Camera is pleased to announce its acceptance of preorders on the brand new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 VC and Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 VC lenses for either Canon or Nikon mount. These full frame, professional grade prime lenses should begin shipping to our store in early October–and we can’t wait! Both of these lenses are amazingly sharp, offer exceptional detail and a wonderful, dreamy shallow depth of field. Check out the sample images for specific applications–you can see the detail, depth of field, and low-light capabilities each lens offers. Check the order details out on our website–each lens retails for a mere $599! Interested in a pre-order? Call Englewood Camera at (303) 797-0700 and press 1 for customer service to add your name to our list!

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