Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

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Product Highlights

  • Nikon F Mount/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • One LD, One XLD, Two Aspherical Elements
  • eBAND and BBAR Coatings
  • Fluorine Coating on Front Element
  • USD AF Motor, Full-Time Manual Focus
  • VC Image Stabilization
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Includes SILKYPIX Developer Studio
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Tamron 35mm f/1.8 overview

  • 1Description

An update to a classic wide-angle prime, the Nikon F mount SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD from Tamron pairs the versatile focal length with a sophisticated optical layout and VC image stabilization for enhanced image quality. One Low Dispersion element, one eXtra 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 35mm 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 7.9" with a maximum magnification of 1:2.5. 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.

A wide-angle prime, this 35mm lens is designed for FX format Nikon F mount DSLRs, and is also compatible with DX models where it will provide a 52.5mm equivalent focal length.
Fast f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also avails selective focus control.
One LD (Low Dispersion) element helps to minimize chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity with reduced color fringing.
Two aspherical elements correct for spherical and comatic aberrations, as well as distortion, for consistent edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination throughout the aperture range, as well as a reduction of sagittal comatic flare.
eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings have been applied to lens elements to reduce surface reflections and prevent lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy.
VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization is incorporated into the lens' design to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting in low-light conditions.
Ring-type USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor is employed for fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance that benefits both stills and video recording. This motor also enables full-time manual focus control without having to shift into a dedicated MF mode.
A Floating System is employed that moves a single group of elements to control focus in order to provide faster AF response as well as a minimum focusing distance of 7.9" and maximum magnification ratio of 1:2.5 for enhanced close-up shooting.
Moisture-resistant construction incorporates seals around the lens mount and other areas to benefit working in inclement conditions. Additionally, a fluorine coating has been applied to the front lens element to repel water, fingerprints, and smudges for easier cleaning of the lens surface.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm produces a pleasing out-of-focus quality when working with shallow depth of field techniques.
SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 for Tamron software is included with the lens, which, aside from enabling basic raw processing and image adjustments, works to specifically correct for various aberrations, including color fringing, distortion, and peripheral light fall-off, using dedicated optical data from Tamron's SP-series of lenses.
UPC: 725211012030
In the Box
Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Flower-Shaped Lens Hood
  • SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0 Software
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Tamron 35mm f/1.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 35mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 63° 26'
    Minimum Focus Distance 7.87" / 20 cm
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2.5
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 9 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.17 x 3.10" / 80.4 x 78.7 mm
    Weight 15.9 oz / 450.77 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 5.6 x 5.4"

    Tamron 35mm f/1.8 reviews

    SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lens is a great buy I'm very pleased with the Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8. I use it on my Nikon D500 & Nikon D810 and I've had very good results. I've heard some people report that the focus is slow on this lens however, I don't seem to have any issues with focusing with this lens. The lens is very well built and has great bokeh. I love the fact that this lens can also be used as a macro lens and has the big focus ring on the front. I rent the Nikon 35mm lens and I must say that the Tamron SP 35mm out performed it at half the price. If you are looking for a 35mm lens I do recommend this lens. This lens is a welcome addition to my camera bag.
    Date published: 2017-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do yourself a favor and buy this lens!!! This lens is absolutely incredible. I did extensive research on this lens, Nikon 35mm 1.8, and Sigma 35mm 1.4. It was a hard choice because each lens has it's own unique something to bring to the table. The Nikon being all around good in almost everything, the Sigma being having the best bokeh and sharpest images, and then the Tamron having VC and being weather sealed. After using this lens the Tamon is sharper than the Sigma in my opinion and the bokeh is fantastic. The Tamron nails focus 99% of the time, is crystal clear and sharp, renders colors perfectly, and is very light. If you're considering a 35mm lens do yourself a favor and grab this lens. Oh, and don't forget this lens can focus as close as 20cm's making it extremely diverse in usage.
    Date published: 2016-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 35mm with VC is a plus Bought this lens as a replacement for my Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art lens. The Sigma was an excellent lens but the new Tamron offered two features that were important to me that were lacking on the Sigma: 1-Vibration Control, as I get older this feature becomes more important. 2-Better sealing, the Tamron includes a rubber gasket on the lens mount. An additional advantage is the compactness and the lighter weight of the Tamron compared to the Sigma which was quite heavy. Cosmetically both lenses have a modern appearance. Auto-focus on the Tamron perhaps is a little slower then the Sigma, but is definitely more accurate more often. The color rendition and sharpness on the Tamron is very close to what the Sigma achieved.
    Date published: 2016-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Lens I bought this leans because I needed a wider aperture for shooting night city landscapes and I only had the kit lens on my Nikon D750 (F4.0) and I don't like nor want to carry a tripod around with me. This lens performed admirably. They are sharper than my Nikon 24-120mm F4.0 lens and give extra stops for handheld low light situations. And it's the ONLY F1.8 lens in the market with image stabilization, which I admit is the reason I chose it in the first place, but so glad I did. If Nikon offered its 35mm/f1.8 with image stabilization maybe I would have bought it instead. With the extra stops you get from this lens stabiliztion, it's hard to beat it. The quality is there too, check pro review at dxomark.
    Date published: 2015-12-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and versatile lens I do not usually do a review but this lens deserves one. My other option was the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art but chose this one due to VC and MFD. The image quality is excellent even wide open. This is the best value at $ by far. I used this to take group photos, portraits, extreme close-ups (almost macro) and 35mm is wide enough for landscape and night photography. Almost handheld all of the time except for long exposures. Purple fringing indeed showed up during one situation and was easily corrected in LR. This lens is staying on my D750 90% of the time.
    Date published: 2015-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing & Versatile Lens I do not usually do a review but this lens deserves one. My other option was the Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art but chose this one due to VC and MFD. The image quality is excellent even wide open. This is the best value at $ by far. I used this to take group photos, portraits, extreme close-ups (almost macro) and 35mm is wide enough for landscape and night photography. Almost handheld all of the time except for long exposures. Purple fringing indeed showed up during one situation and was easily corrected in LR. This lens is staying on my D750 90% of the time.
    Date published: 2015-12-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very decent performer The lens is very sharp indeed throughout the entire aperture range. At f1.8 corners are a bit soft but improve dramatically starting from f2.8. There is slight a bit of CA in high-contrast scenes, which is not a deal-breaker at all. Phase AF is pretty good and consistent under natural light (even in low-light situations). Here it definitely beats the Sigma Art 50 1.4 I used to own hands down. The latter had major issues locking down the focus even outside in perfectly lit scenes. The reason I gave it four stars is that under artificial light my keeper rate is around 2% which is sad :( The only way to slightly improve it is to switch from AF-S to AF-C mode with center focus point. So most of the time, when under artificial light, I shoot in LiveView mode which works fine (AF speed aside). VC is also a very nice addition. Although it doesn't seem to add more that 1.5-2 stops handheld at best, it does work and you can see it in real situations. Way to go, Tamron! P.S. Body Nikon D600 C 1.02 L 1.006
    Date published: 2016-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this lens! I am in love with this lens! Before purchasing Tamron 35mm F/1.8, I rented NIKON 35mm F/1.4, which is way more expensive than this Tamron 35mm F/1.8. But I prefer Tamron 35mm than NIKON 35mm F1/4. I am using it for mostly wedding with my NIKON D800. Bokeh is beautiful and creamy. I can also close up for the ring shot. At F1.8, the image is still sharp. This is an excellent lens for this price.
    Date published: 2016-04-19
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    Tamron 35mm f/1.8 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3300
    • Nikon D3400
    • Nikon D4s
    • Nikon D5
    • Nikon D5200
    • Nikon D5300
    • Nikon D5500
    • Nikon D5600
    • Nikon D610
    • Nikon D750
    • Nikon D800E
    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon D810A
    • Nikon D850
    • Nikon Df
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