Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC video review

Tamron’s new primes captured a lot of attention since they were announced. For a good reason. The SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD are affordable, and have weather sealing and image stabilisation. That’s a lot of bang for $599.

In the video above, photographer Dustin Abbott takes a close look at the build quality of the new Tamron primes, the SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD, and compares the them with their main competitors. Dustin Abbott posted also an image gallery on his blog.

In the video below, he is examining Tamron’s claims about the lenses’ performance. Do the lenses stand up in real world shooting? Resolution, image stabilization, flare resistance, close focus performance, chromatic aberration control, and autofocus are tested.


[via Dustin Abbott]
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Canon patent for built-in flash with bounce only functionality

canon patent

Hope I got it right. Canon patent for a buit-in flash that can operate as a bounce flash without popping-out the flash. If you just need the bounce effect, there is no need to pop-out the flash, you just have to rotate the light bulb.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-166789
    • Published 2015.9.24
    • Filing date 2014.3.4
  • Canon patents
    • Rotatable light-emitting part
[via Egami]