Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD User Reviews

Announced Sep 2, 2015 •
Prime lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (FX), Sony/Minolta Alpha
havoc315

I was very excited about the announcement of the Tamron 45mm/1.8 with VC.   I shoot with the D750.  I came over from Sony, which had In-body stabilization, so I was used to getting some stabilization on all lenses.  I suppose my shooting technique is not the best and steadiest on earth.   So I have always found, with unstabilized lenses, I lose a lot of shots, even when shooting 1/focal length. So, I did pick up the Nikon 50/1.8g lens.   Nice and light weight.  But it really isn't sharp ...

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Compared to the Nikon 50mm F1.8 G this Tamron is large (about the size of my Tokina 100/2.8 macro, or the Nikon 35mm F1.4G), expensive, and, at 520g, moderately heavy. So just clearing the the feature checklist isn't going to cut it. If Tamron wants this lens to be anything other than a niche product, the optics have to be pretty darn outstanding. I'm here to tell you it isn't a home run, but it's a good enough performance to merit a recommendation. Kyoto Kamogawa First off, the build quality ...

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I bought this for my D850 as the pixel count is very unforgiving on my Nikon 50mm f1.4G and forced me to at least double my shutter speed, increasing my ISO, which I didn't want. The good of this lens: -very good central sharpness and resolution even wide open - build quality is excellent - AF is fine for a prime lens-perhaps there are faster but more than meets my expectations - The Vibration Control really is a game changer for high MPX cameras and at least solved that problem for me - If ...

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manrad
 

All I can say is it is one of the best "normal" focal length lenses I've ever owned. It is as sharp as a scalpel; auto focus is quick and quiet. The vibration control works as well or better than any Nikon pro lens I own. Paired up with a Nikon D850 it just doesn't get any better. The image below was hand held at 1/20th of a second. I seriously doubt that any Zeiss lens can do any better. This image was processed minimally in ACR with no additional sharpening. The second image is a 100% crop ...

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I’ve been holding off on this lens because of AF concerns by a few folks but after using it some it’s AF is better than my Nikkor AFS 50/1.4G. Every other claim the lens makes is spot on! This lens has it all bar none. Works extremely well with my D810 https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnedward/28878070487/in/dateposted/

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Mickmutante
 

This is my first non-canon lens, I was very skeptical for 3rd party lenses. I was searching for a 50mm Canon lens but i did not like the quality of the Canon 50mm f1.8 and the autofocus ring problmes of the Canon 50mm f1.4, and the Canon 50mm f1.2 was out of budget... So i went with the Tamron 45mm f1.8. The lens is very sharp even when is used at f1.8. For me the autofocus is a bit slow. I bought it with the TAP-in console and did some micro-adjustment. As for chromatic aberration, it has ...

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Highly Recommended. When Tamron dropped the street price to 400USD, we decided to explore this normal view lens. The images are lovely, and it offers up great close focusing abilities. The auto focus is just a blink slower than a Canon 50 STM, but for most users it won't be a problem. We mostly shoot ours at ƒ2.0 and purple fringe is there in high contrast situations but Lightroom can remove it.

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I was wary about third party lenses, but this lens wowed me with its incredible optics and overall performance in real world shooting. The build quality is excellent. It feels extremely solid without being way too heavy and it certainly feel like a pro-grade lens. The AF is not as fast as Canon lenses, and right out of the box it did suffer a bit of back focusing (this is a heavily body-dependent). But after sending it to Tamron for adjustment and calibration, the lens now focuses accurately ...

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The Tamron SP 45mm f1.8 VC is in the same class of new standard lens based on inverted telephoto optical design. They are typically longer and heavier than traditional double Gauss lens design, with major improvement on edge sharpness at wide open aperture. Although not as fast as its f1.4 competitors from Zeiss and Sigma, the Tamron includes optical stabilization and weather seal at a lower cost. I have not sent it back to Tamron for the modification to be compatible with the TAP-in console. PRO

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Hey guys, So I finally finished my review on the Tamron 45mm, which I had planned to do about a month ago, but I never got around to it. It actually turned out to be a blessing, because I was able to spend more time with it, and get more sample images. Instead of doing a written review, I've decided to make it into a video format, where I basically just review the lens - and it's easier to fit in a bunch of images in a video then on a website/thread. Overall, I absolutely love the lens, and ...

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