Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

Lens Summary

Brand: Tamron

Also Known As: Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony Alpha

Release Date: 2015-09-02

MSRP Price: $599

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: Discontinued

Manufacturer Link: Product Page

Lens Description: Slightly wider than the venerable 50mm standard focal length, the SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD from Tamron presents a unique perspective and pairs it with a sophisticated optical layout and VC image stabilization for enhanced image quality. One Low Dispersion element and two aspherical elements help to control a variety of aberrations and distortions for consistent and even illumination and sharpness, as well as reduced color fringing, and eBAND and BBAR coatings work to suppress flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color fidelity. Complementing the imaging capabilities, this 45mm f/1.8 lens is also characterized by a ring-type USD motor, which provides quick, quiet autofocus performance with full-time manual focus capabilities. An inner focusing design and Floating System are also used, and aid in achieving a minimum focusing distance of 11.4" with a maximum magnification of 1:3.4. The lens' construction is also notable in its inclusion of various seals to protect against moisture, as well as a fluorine-coated front element to guard against fingerprints, smudging, and water.

Photography Life Review Summary: When compared to other standard primes on the market, the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is a very unique offering. It has an unusual focal length of 45mm, which when combined with its close focusing ability, as well as optical image stabilization, certainly makes it stand out. I am personally a big fan of all three. Instead of lugging both 35mm and 50mm primes with me, I would just opt for this one lens, making it a versatile “all-around” lens for street and travel photography needs. Read the full Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Review by Photography Life.

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length45mm
Mount TypeCanon EF, Nikon F, Sony Alpha
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)Full Frame / APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:3.4
Vibration Compensation (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Maximum Angle of View (Full frame or larger format)52° 21'
Optical Information
Lens Elements10
Lens Groups8
Diaphragm Blades9 (Rounded)
Low Dispersion Glass Elements1
Aspherical Elements2
eBAND CoatingYes
BBAR CoatingYes
Fluorine CoatingYes
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.29m
Filter Information
Filter Size67mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Dimensions80 x 92mm
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

Lens Construction

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens Construction

MTF Chart

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD MTF Chart

Sample Images

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Image Sample #3 Tamron-45mm-f1-8-G-VR-Sample-12

Tamron-45mm-f1-8-G-VR-Sample-10 Tamron-45mm-f1-8-G-VR-Sample-11


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