Tamron 35mm 1.8 has arrived. Test shots

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danelmix
danelmix Contributing Member • Posts: 664
Tamron 35mm 1.8 has arrived. Test shots
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Hey all. I came over from Sony Alpha to a Nikon D810.  Had the Sigma 35mm Art for my A99 and it was my street lens of choice. Decided to try the Tamron because hey 300 dollars difference is a nice savings and I am near water a lot so weathersealing is a plus. Also the Sigma was never happy being close to the subject.  Upon opening the tamron my thought was "nice", the Sigma is nicer to the eye but, and a big BUT for me, the Tammy is smaller (stubby) and that I like.  So I put it on the body and asked Burton (my dog) to do some real world test.  VR on all times.

Shot RAW, coverted to JPEG in ACR, flat.

Check the 100% and tell me what you think.

1.8 handheld.  focus point on the eye

6.3 handheld. focus point on the eye

And the close up capability was real nice!

The Sigma Art would have not liked this scenario, at least my copy wouldn't have.

Do some landscape/streetscape next, but out of the box I like what see.

I am not a technical tester just providing some "real world" shots for those who are curious about this new glass.

Cheers

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knightmelodic
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First thing I notice is the nice bokeh. I also like the smooth colors but then again that could be the D810 sensor. Looking forward to more pics. Tammy seems to have really stepped up their game.

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danelmix
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knightmelodic wrote:

First thing I notice is the nice bokeh. I also like the smooth colors but then again that could be the D810 sensor. Looking forward to more pics. Tammy seems to have really stepped up their game.

Agreed. Colors are very smooth. Forgot to mention in original post, AF is really smooth and snappy.

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TSWD Regular Member • Posts: 300
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Thanks for sharing.  Booked looks half decent for a wide angle.

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jeanphilippe Goube Senior Member • Posts: 1,898
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knightmelodic wrote:

First thing I notice is the nice bokeh. I also like the smooth colors but then again that could be the D810 sensor. .. Tammy seems to have really stepped up their game.

May be because they have hired great optics designers :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun_Hirakawa

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danelmix
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TSWD wrote:

Thanks for sharing. Booked looks half decent for a wide angle.

Gotta say it looks real good.

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greenmanphoto Senior Member • Posts: 2,642
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knightmelodic wrote:

First thing I notice is the nice bokeh. I also like the smooth colors but then again that could be the D810 sensor. Looking forward to more pics. Tammy seems to have really stepped up their game.

Knightmelodic,

I agree the photos look quite nice! The bokeh is good, the colors nice, and the photos seem to have good IQ all around. I also agree that Tamron is really making some VERY nice lenses, these days. I own the 70-300 and the 70-200, and I really like my 70-200! The 70-300 seems to be a bit soft at the far end when the subject is far away. If the subject is relatively close, it's pretty sharp. I need to send it in to Tamron to  have them look it over one of these days.

Thanks to the OP for the shots! This isn't a lens on my wishlist, but it's still nice to see the shots and what seems like good news for the lens.

Sam

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ImageAmateur Senior Member • Posts: 4,677
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Looks a nice lens, seems the focus is accurate, bokeh seems okay, would have to see more examples.

Nice dog, enjoy.

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lysoleverywhere Forum Member • Posts: 71
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Any chance you could share some low light examples at 1.8?

Very interested in this lens!

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EugeneC Regular Member • Posts: 481
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The lens makes Burton look great;-)

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anotherMike Veteran Member • Posts: 9,165
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Do we know for sure if Jun did the Tamron 35? I've been busy and haven't searched for patent documents. I'm well covered at 35mm (and also the 45/50mm range) so while I've shot with both Tamron primes, I'm not in any need of them personally... but I'm still curious if Jun did the design.

-m

shadowfax123 Regular Member • Posts: 339
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Hey all. I came over from Sony Alpha to a Nikon D810.  Had the Sigma 35mm Art for my A99 and it was my street lens of choice. Decided to try the Tamron because hey 300 dollars difference is a nice savings and I am near water a lot so weathersealing is a plus. Also the Sigma was never happy being close to the subject.  Upon opening the tamron my thought was "nice", the Sigma is nicer to the eye but, and a big BUT for me, the Tammy is smaller (stubby) and that I like.  So I put it on the body and asked Burton (my dog) to do some real world test.  VR on all times.

Shot RAW, coverted to JPEG in ACR, flat.

Check the 100% and tell me what you think.

1.8 handheld.  focus point on the eye

6.3 handheld. focus point on the eye

And the close up capability was real nice!

The Sigma Art would have not liked this scenario, at least my copy wouldn't have.

Do some landscape/streetscape next, but out of the box I like what see.

I am not a technical tester just providing some "real world" shots for those who are curious about this new glass.

Cheers

Welcome to Nikon:-). I too am a recent convert from Sony (e.g. a99). I wish Nikon had something like the Zeiss 24-70. It's my all time fav. Indeed, nice bokeh from your Tamron.

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BobWorrell
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danelmix wrote:

Hey all. I came over from Sony Alpha to a Nikon D810. Had the Sigma 35mm Art for my A99 and it was my street lens of choice. Decided to try the Tamron because hey 300 dollars difference is a nice savings and I am near water a lot so weathersealing is a plus. Also the Sigma was never happy being close to the subject. Upon opening the tamron my thought was "nice", the Sigma is nicer to the eye but, and a big BUT for me, the Tammy is smaller (stubby) and that I like. So I put it on the body and asked Burton (my dog) to do some real world test. VR on all times.

Shot RAW, coverted to JPEG in ACR, flat.

Check the 100% and tell me what you think.

1.8 handheld. focus point on the eye

6.3 handheld. focus point on the eye

And the close up capability was real nice!

The Sigma Art would have not liked this scenario, at least my copy wouldn't have.

Do some landscape/streetscape next, but out of the box I like what see.

I am not a technical tester just providing some "real world" shots for those who are curious about this new glass.

Cheers

Nice clarity and color, Burton looks good, I think you needed a little more DOF on the bug, maybe f/8 or 9.

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Brev00
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knightmelodic wrote:

First thing I notice is the nice bokeh. I also like the smooth colors but then again that could be the D810 sensor. Looking forward to more pics. Tammy seems to have really stepped up their game.

Knightmelodic,

I agree the photos look quite nice! The bokeh is good, the colors nice, and the photos seem to have good IQ all around. I also agree that Tamron is really making some VERY nice lenses, these days. I own the 70-300 and the 70-200, and I really like my 70-200! The 70-300 seems to be a bit soft at the far end when the subject is far away. If the subject is relatively close, it's pretty sharp. I need to send it in to Tamron to  have them look it over one of these days.

Thanks to the OP for the shots! This isn't a lens on my wishlist, but it's still nice to see the shots and what seems like good news for the lens.

Sam

I highly recommend a visit to Tamron sooner rather than later. I sent mine in after 4 plus years of steady use and it came back better than ever. The af is now super precise and the shots are clearer at medium to long distance. I also plan on buying the new 35 to proactively get some super full frame glass before I add a full frame body. It looks very nice.
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greenmanphoto Senior Member • Posts: 2,642
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Brev00 wrote:

knightmelodic wrote:

First thing I notice is the nice bokeh. I also like the smooth colors but then again that could be the D810 sensor. Looking forward to more pics. Tammy seems to have really stepped up their game.

Knightmelodic,

I agree the photos look quite nice! The bokeh is good, the colors nice, and the photos seem to have good IQ all around. I also agree that Tamron is really making some VERY nice lenses, these days. I own the 70-300 and the 70-200, and I really like my 70-200! The 70-300 seems to be a bit soft at the far end when the subject is far away. If the subject is relatively close, it's pretty sharp. I need to send it in to Tamron to have them look it over one of these days.

Thanks to the OP for the shots! This isn't a lens on my wishlist, but it's still nice to see the shots and what seems like good news for the lens.

Sam

I highly recommend a visit to Tamron sooner rather than later. I sent mine in after 4 plus years of steady use and it came back better than ever. The af is now super precise and the shots are clearer at medium to long distance. I also plan on buying the new 35 to proactively get some super full frame glass before I add a full frame body. It looks very nice.
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Brev00,

Thanks for that! I'll probably try to do that soon, then.

Sam

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danelmix
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Re: Tamron 35mm 1.8 has arrived. Test shots

A few days now with it, and I have to say I am loving this glass!

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BobWorrell
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danelmix wrote:

A few days now with it, and I have to say I am loving this glass!

Thats what its all about, (and sharing the result).

Thanks, Bob W.

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photo72 New Member • Posts: 16
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Nice pictures! I like the colors and sharpness.

Any chance you could share some low light examples?  I am interested in this lens!

Jason Busch
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danelmix wrote:

Hey all. I came over from Sony Alpha to a Nikon D810. Had the Sigma 35mm Art for my A99 and it was my street lens of choice. Decided to try the Tamron because hey 300 dollars difference is a nice savings and I am near water a lot so weathersealing is a plus. Also the Sigma was never happy being close to the subject. Upon opening the tamron my thought was "nice", the Sigma is nicer to the eye but, and a big BUT for me, the Tammy is smaller (stubby) and that I like. So I put it on the body and asked Burton (my dog) to do some real world test. VR on all times.

Shot RAW, coverted to JPEG in ACR, flat.

Check the 100% and tell me what you think.

1.8 handheld. focus point on the eye

6.3 handheld. focus point on the eye

And the close up capability was real nice!

The Sigma Art would have not liked this scenario, at least my copy wouldn't have.

Do some landscape/streetscape next, but out of the box I like what see.

I am not a technical tester just providing some "real world" shots for those who are curious about this new glass.

Cheers

The Tamron 35mm f/1.8 seems like a nice lens as well as delivering great image quality.

I've only had my Sigma 35mm f/1.4 | A lens for a week but I have to say, for those looking for an alternative which is not a Nikon and if the Sigma is too heavy and expensive, the Tamron would be a great option.

Also, dare I say, the 35mm can be an amazing portrait lens.

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Here are more test shots from Tuttles in Long Beach, CA. I was in to take my best lens (Tamron 150-600) for some non-optical warranty work... and happen to ask if they had the 35mm in. Yes they did. I ask to test it on my D800 - I am amazed at the IQ . Not cheap at $599.00, I was close to taking it home....Similar AF speed to my 24-70.... see attached images....

Maybe for Christmas....

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