Tamron has officially introduced a second SP-series prime lens with an f/1.8 aperture in the body of the SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD.
As reported earlier, Tamron has adopted a different approach for the digital imaging world. Beside its lenses that deliver great price/performance ratio, the company will release optics that will focus on providing high image quality.
The new SP-series is here with the 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD. However, there is a second model, one that has an unconventional focal length. It consists of the 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD, which is the world’s first f/1.8 prime lens with built-in image stabilization technology.
Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens is world’s first 45mm for full-frame cameras with built-in IS
Instead of launching a 50mm lens, Tamron has decided to release a 45mm one. It is not a lot wider than a 50mm optic, but the 45mm optic could help photographers view the world in a different manner.
Either way, the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens comes with 10 elements in eight groups, including two aspherical elements and one Low Dispersion element. Both eBAND and BBAR coatings are present in the optic, so the whole system is engineered to reduce flaws, such as ghosting, flare, and chromatic aberration.
The result is superior image quality even in low-light conditions, where the maximum aperture of f/1.8 and the Vibration Compensation technology will come in handy. The company says that the optical performance will be high even in the corners and even when using the product at its widest diaphragm.
Tamron has designed the lens for full-frame cameras. It will be compatible with Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, and Sony A-mount cameras, with the mention that the Sony version will not have a built-in image stabilization system.
Superior image quality does not necessarily translate into a high price tag
The Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens has a minimum focusing distance of only 29 centimeters / 11.4 inches. The optic will deliver quick, silent autofocusing thanks to the Ultrasonic Silent Drive.
This product comes with a fluorine coating, which has been applied to the front element in order to repel oil and water for better cleaning. Additionally, it features a special construction that makes it resistant to moisture and water droplets.
The Canon version measures 91.7mm and weighs 540 grams, while the Nikon one measures 89.2mm and weighs 520 grams. All units, including the Sony one, are coming in mid-October for $599 and you can pre-order the lens from B&H PhotoVideo right now.