Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

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Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F

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  • Nikon F Mount/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • One LD Element, 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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Lens Mount: Nikon F

Canon EF Nikon F Sony A


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Tamron 45mm f/1.8 overview

  • 1Description

Slightly wider than the venerable 50mm standard focal length, the Nikon F mount 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.

A normal-length prime, this 45mm lens is designed for FX format Nikon F mount DSLRs, and is also compatible with DX models where it will provide a 67.5mm 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 11.4" and maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.4 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: 725211013037
In the Box
Tamron SP 45mm 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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    Tamron 45mm f/1.8 specs

    Focal Length 45mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
    Nikon DX
    Angle of View 52° 21'
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.42" (29 cm)
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.4
    Elements/Groups 10 / 8
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.17 x 3.50" (80.4 x 88.9 mm)
    Weight 1.1 lb (498.95 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 5.7 x 5.4"

    Tamron 45mm f/1.8 reviews

    SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon F is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from sweet 45mm This is a super performer at 45mm. I love this focal length as well as 28mm on APS-C. The combination of VC and f/1.8 is way better than f/1.4 for low light. In fact, you only get 1 more step from f/1.8 to f/1.2, while VC gives you extra 3 steps. It's hard to imagine that I could shoot with ISO100 or 200 of my Nikon df in some situations before I got this lens. Also f/1.8 usually offer a better chance of accurate focusing. Optically this one as good as Sigma Art. The CA is noticable in some cases, but not a big deal for Lightroom. Auto focus is really accurate (more accurate than Sigma) with minnor noise and average speed (a little bit slower than Sigma).
    Date published: 2015-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Balanced Lens I bought this lens as a replacement for my Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art lens. The major reasons for the change was the vibration compensation, the improved weather sealing and the lighter more compact size of the Tamron. The Sigma was a fine lens but was heavy, large and lacked VC. Optically the Tamron matches up well with the Sigma. Auto focus is accurate, no in camera adjustment was required. Colors are accurate with good contrast. Close focusing ability of the lens is outstanding. Tamron is producing some fine modern lenses as is Sigma.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best 50mm(close to) My search for best 50mm ends here and I never thought I am going to love 45mm length so much. This lens is too sharp that sometime I even forget to fix LR sharpness. I can now shoot wide open and its still sharp. VC is just awesome, I can shoot 1/10-1/15 sec and still get sharp image. Well there are some amount of CA but even Nikon has it. Auto focus is bit slow, might not be good for action shot. My review is based on D750 body and I am sure this is going to be my most used lens.
    Date published: 2016-05-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Thing In terms of upper tier lenses, this is a compromise worth considering. Imaging is good, make that very good, without being breathtaking, however. As with all higher end glass, using the included hood does make a difference. Though significant and noticeable, especially at widest open apertures, chromatic aberration should be an addressable issue in today's world of correcting software, but there goes the fifth rating star. Who knows, maybe better chromatic aberration would have come at the expense of twice the weight, twice the width, twice the price, or a different mix thereof. Anyway, this is this lens' main issue. Image stabilization seems reasonably effective, hard to assess the actual number of stops improvement. And no competitors to measure it up against, so far.
    Date published: 2015-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy With the Lens! The high quality, vibration reduction, and competitive pricing has me moving more and more to Tamron over Nikon lenses. The build quality is quite solid and the 45mm is a nice place to be (between 35mm and a 50mm). If you are interested in using the Tamron Tap-In Console to perform firmware updates on the lens, you'll need to know that some serial numbers (probably the early production line) will require you to send the lens to Tamron's US Hq for them to do the first firmware update. If this is important to you, and you are picking the lens up at a store, then perhaps you can check the serial number before you buy it...and get one that doesn't require that mailing.
    Date published: 2017-07-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Autofocus inconsistency The same disclaimer, I wanted to love this lens especially after ordering it all the way from Iraq via DHL. The lens is sharp, has nice colors and micro contrast and the build quality is top notch,�in addition, has very good macro performance and when it nails focus correctly the images are lovely. However, the�autofocus inconsistency makes it unusable even for an enthusiast like me. It's not back focus or front focus only; it's a mixture of both which can't be fixed by autofocus fine tuning on my D750. By the time it reached me and I've done my testing the return period was done so I am stuck with the lens at the moment.
    Date published: 2017-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive lens This is a first rate lens. It has pro build quality with a metal lens barrel and weather sealing including a weather seal at the lens mount. Its autofocus is extremely consistent. It has vibration compensation. That makes it a great lens for street photography and model photography when you can't use a tripod.
    Date published: 2016-03-12
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I want to like this lens I was initially happy with this purchase until I started putting this lens through the paces. I'm using it on a D7200. I started to notice softness in some images. After quite a bit of troubleshooting, I have found that when the VC is turned on, from shutter speeds speeds starting at 1/200th down to 1/60th, the images taken with VC off are sharper than with VC turned on... I also have a Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC which I purchased right around the same time and that lens has the same issue over the same shutter speed range. I have tried these lenses on a different D7200 as well as a D810 and the VC issue persists on those cameras as well. I also tried a different copy of the Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC and had the same issue with that lens. As of now I cannot recommend this lens nor the 24-70 from Tamron. It's too bad because I think both of these lenses produce stunningly sharp images when they work or when you turn the VC off during that shutter speed range listed above.
    Date published: 2016-06-30
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