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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The Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8 Is A High-quality, Small But Fast Prime For The Canon EOS R

Yasuhara Anthy 35mm F/1.8

Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8 at a glance:

  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Aperture Blade: 9
  • Aperture: f1.8 – f16
  • Elements: 9 elements in 7 groups
  • Coatings: Multicoated
  • Weather-Sealed: No
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.4m
  • Filter Threads: 52mm
  • Weight: 15oz

More and more companies, be they small or big, are starting to invest in the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, and build lenses for it.

Japanese company Yasuhara launched the Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8. Our friend Alik Griffin reviewed it.

From Alik’s conclusion:

If you’re looking for a lens for shooting at night or for black and white photography this lens is great, but for general use, it’s by no means perfect and it does have quite a few flaws. Whether those flaws are deal-breaking or not, you’ll have to decide that based on how you shoot.

Personally I’ve been using it way more than I thought I would be simply because of the small size. There just aren’t a lot of full-frame f1.8 lenses that can do what this lens does that are also this small and the build quality is fantastic.

For night shooting it performs really well since you don’t see the vignetting, and it doesn’t have any serious issues with astigmatism like the Canon RF 35mm f1.8.

It does have some sort of rear reflection thing going on that I showed in some test shots, but I haven’t seen it yet in real-world shooting.
The most annoying thing to me is that purple vignetting. It’s not easy to fix and requires quite a bit of noodling to completely remove. It’s best to just make a preset which is what I’ve done.

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For those shooters that shoot both full-frame and APS-C, this lens could be an incredible option. Canon and Nikon haven’t released their APS-C cameras for their new mounts yet, but I could see this lens being a great lens for those cropped systems since you won’t see that purple vignetting when cropped and you will see an improvement in those corners.
In terms of color, contrast, sharpness, and bokeh, for a lens this size it’s really nice it’s but it is a little soft wide open. For $299 this could be a pretty fun lens to mess around with and once you learn to work with the strengths and avoid the weakness you can really make it work. But for the full-frame shooter that’s just starting out, it could be a bit of a challenge to work with.

For APS-C shooters you will see slightly better contrast and color to what Meike and 7Artisans are doing, but with the Anthy35 you get a dramatically superior build. Of course, the price reflects this.

Alik Griffin’s review of the Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8 touches every possible feature of the lens, and comes with a rich set of sample and test photos. Highly recommended review. If you prefer, you can read his first impression of the Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8. The Yasuhara Anthy 35mm f/1.8 will be available in Fall 2019, can be preordered at $299.

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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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Canon Might Announce a 35mm f/1.2L Lens For The EOS R System

Canon RF Vs EF 50mm F/1.2 EOS R System

Is Canon set to release another f/1.2 lens for the EOS R system in the near future?

After the RF 50mm f/1.2L and the RF 85mm f/1.2L Canon night announce a 35mm f/1.2L lens. This sounds plausible to us (despite the fact there are too many low reliable RF mount rumors around). First, 35mm is a very classic focal length on full frame (Canon already released the relatively inexpensive RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro). Next, another f/1.2L lens makes sense for a system like the EOS R, designed to mount high performing optics. Indeed, we are pretty sure the rumored RF 35mm f/1.2L will not be the last f/1.2 lens for the EOS R. Maybe a 24mm f/1.2L is next?

The Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L lens is said to be released somewhen in 2020. Canon still has to release a bunch of lenses they already announced. If this lens is going to be released for sure it will not be a lens for people on a budget.

We expect Canon to make an announcement on August 28th. The Canon EOS 90D will be announced, possibly along with the EOS M6 Mark II and some lenses for the EOS M system. The rumored high resolution EOS R body will most likely be announced later. This camera will replace the EOS 5Ds/5Ds R.

All Canon rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned…

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM MACRO Review

Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 Macro IS STM

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM at a glance;

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 6.7″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The Phoblographer reviewed of the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system. They gave the lens a rating of 4/5.

About the autofocus they say:

During […] tests with the Canon 35mm f1.8 USM IS RF on the Canon EOS RP, [the reviewer] was quite surprised at just how well the two worked together. While on a tour of the Penumbra facilities in NYC, [the reviewer] decided to approach the visit in a documentary fashion. For photojournalistic reasons and purposes, the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 USM IS did a great job. The focusing was always accurate, fast enough for documentary work, and reliable. In fact, it never missed its mark. 

The Phoblographer’s conclusion:

The Canon RF 35mm f1.8 USM IS is a lens that photographers will pick up if they’re looking for a good 35mm lens for the Canon system that has image stabilization. In addition to that the image quality is also very sharp for what it is. Then consider the bokeh and the fact that you can not only get this from a 35mm lens, but the f1.8 aperture lets you really blow your backgrounds out. I can’t really complain about the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 USM IS except, you know, I wish it was built better.

Read the review…

More Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM coverage is listed here.

Canon RF 35mm f1.8 MACRO IS STM ($449):

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Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

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Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro Lens Review (highly versatile lens, DPReview)

Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM

Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM at a glance;

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 6.7″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted their full review of the Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system. They gave it a score of 86%.

From their conclusion:

This will no doubt be an obvious walk-around lens for many EOS R-series users, at least for the time being while the RF lens range is still growing. With a classically popular focal length, a respectably wide maximum aperture, image stabilization and close-focusing capabilities, it clearly has broad ambitions and many useful applications.

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The [Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro] has been put together well and handles nicely, and you soon start to appreciate the presence of the Control Ring as you use it to make small tweaks while shooting. The focusing system isn’t the most discreet but it is fast, and it works very well during video shooting

The [Canon RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM Macro] is certainly capable of delivering nicely sharp images too, and while vignetting, curvilinear distortion and lateral chromatic aberration are all visible to some extent, the worst of these can be banished quite easily through the camera-based corrections. LoCA is present at wider apertures and can be visible in out-of-focus areas, but it’s most prominent in out-of-focus high contrast regions, where you may see purple and green fringing. That, and the ‘catseye’ bokeh that can result when shooting at wider apertures might be a concern for those who intend to use the lens frequently in this way. Heavily defocused areas and more natural backgrounds, however, are generally rendered very pleasingly.

Read the review…

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Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

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