Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Review And Sample Gallery

Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Review

The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 is in Tamron’s own words “the finest lens in its history“. Well, that’s a statement.

In this Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 review (video below), Chris and Jordan from DPReview TV put the lens to test (on a Nikon Z 7) to see how it performs. For the pixel peepers there is a sample photo gallery to browse.

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4:

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Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD (F045) Review (editor’s choice, ePHOTOzine)

Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Review

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • Four Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • BBAR-G2 and Fluorine Coatings
  • USD AF Motor and Dynamic Rolling Cam
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

ePHOTOzine reviewed the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD (F045) lens.

The SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD (F045) is getting a lot of positive reviews, and this on is no exception. Tamron itself calls it the “finest lens” in their history.

From ePHOTOzine’s conclusion:

The performance is excellent, the handling is excellent and this puts the Tamron on a par with the best alternative 35mm f/1.4 lenses, and, it must be said, at an attractive price. Yes, it is still expensive, but that is the price we have to pay for such high quality.

The only question is whether or not the photographer finds 35mm to be the right focal length on full frame. For some it may fall between being truly wide angle and being long enough for more flattering portraits. For others it will be the perfect standard lens, perhaps especially for those involved with classic street photography or small group portraits.

If the specification is right though, then this lens hits the spot and yet again Tamron have that coveted accolade and another Editor’s Choice. Is this Tamron’s best ever lens? Frankly, there have been quite a few that could vie for that position, but one thing is certain, that the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens is right at the top of Tamron’s game.

Read the review…

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD:

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Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 Review (best bang for buck ultra-wide zoom)

Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 at ag glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three LD and Three Aspherical Elements
  • AX, eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Rear Drop-In Gel Filter Holder
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

The Phoblographer posted their full review of the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Canon Mount).

From the conclusion:

Likes

– Fast maximum aperture

– Excellent image quality

– Versatile ultra-wide angle focal range

– Moisture resistance

Dislikes

– Not compatible with conventional lens filters

– Big and heavy

Although US$1,299 is certainly not an inconsequential sum of money, the Tamron SP 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD G2 is one of the best bang for your buck when it comes to ultra-wide angle zooms currently available on the market. While Tamron’s original 15-30mm f2.8 was an impressive lens in its own right, the addition of moisture resistance along with enhanced vibration compensation and improved lens coatings are certainly welcomed improvements. We just wish Tamron would put the lens on a diet so that it was less cumbersome to use, but that would probably require that they bend the laws of physics. With that said, we’d still recommend this lens to anyone that’s in the market for a versatile ultra-wide angle zoom lens.

The Phoblographer’s review comes with a huge set of sample pictures and analyses all optical aspects of the lens.

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2:

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Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 OSD (A037) Review (D. Abbott)

Tamron 17-35mm

Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 OSD at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Fluorine and BBAR Coatings
  • Optimized Silent Drive AF Motor
  • TAP-in Console Compatible
  • Leak-Proof Lens Seals
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Dustin Abbott posted an exhaustive review of the Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 OSD lens. A lens with a pretty interesting price tag ($599).

What he likes and what not:

Pros:

  • Very strong sharpness across focal range and image frame
  • Very low levels of coma
  • Larger maximum aperture at most focal lengths than competing zooms
  • Chromatic aberrations well controlled
  • Good color rendition and contrast
  • Nice consumer grade build with thorough weather sealing
  • Lighter weight and more compact than competing lenses
  • Excellent price

Cons:

  • Heavy vignette
  • Some strong barrel distortion at 17mm
  • No full time manual override and lifeless manual focus
  • No VC

Dustin Abbott’s review comes with a large set of sample pictures taken with the Tamron 17-35mm on a Canon EOS R and Sony a7, and delivers all the insights you might want to get. If you prefer to watch the review, we have you covered. Just start the videos below.

Tamron 17-35mm F2.8-4 OSD

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Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC G2 (A041) Review (D. Abbott)

Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC G2 (A041)

Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC G2 (A041) at a glance:

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three LD and Three Aspherical Elements
  • AX, eBAND, BBAR, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Rear Drop-In Gel Filter Holder
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Dustin Abbott reviewed he Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC G2 (A041) lens. He used the Tamron SP 15-30mm on a Canon EOS R and a Sony a7R III via adapter.

From his conclusion:

Perhaps the single biggest challenge for the Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC USD G2 (A041) lens is that there isn’t anything particularly wrong with the lens that it replaces.  There are some real advantages to the A041, from the build, weather sealing, and Tap In compatibility to the improvements to the autofocus and Vibration Compensation systems.  The image quality improvement, while mild, helps make the lens even more competitive.  But all of these improvements are evolutionary rather than revolutionary, which results in many existing A012 owners not feeling particularly motivated to upgrade.  But perhaps the A041 is less for them and more for those who don’t yet own a wide angle lens and are considering the merits of the available options on the market.  There is no question that the 15-30 G2 is one of the most attractive wide angle options out there for Canon and Nikon owner […]

Dustin’s review comes with a lot of insights and sample photos. If you prefer a video review, it’s below:

Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 VC G2 (A041):

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Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD (A034) review (D. Abbott)

Tamron 70-210mm F/4

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC USD at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Fluorine-Coated Front Element
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compatible with TAP-in Console

Dustin Abbott concluded his exhaustive review of the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD (A034), a relatively inexpensive option in this zoom range.

From the conclusion:

There’s a lot to like about Tamron’s most recent lens, from the build to the excellent magnification to the excellent price. The Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC provides a nice alternative to existing options, yet Canon may have upstaged Tamron with the recent announcement of the EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II, a heavily updated and improved lens. Still, for those on a budget, the reality that the new Canon will cost 50% more than the Tamron might still be a compelling factor. At the same time, however, I cannot deliver complete approbation of the A034, as I felt that in some areas it underperformed my expectations. It is a sharp lens, but is clearly outclassed by the larger Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 G2 lens. I found the autofocus a little slower than expected (the recent Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 VC was much faster) and also found the autofocus a little more prone to hunting in some situations.

Dustin’s review comes with sample images, comparisons and more information about the Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD. The video below sums it up very well.

 

Tamron 70-210mm f/4 VC USD

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