Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF

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Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF

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  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame 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: Canon EF

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Tamron 45mm f/1.8 overview

  • 1Description

Slightly wider than the venerable 50mm standard focal length, the Canon EF 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 full-frame Canon EF mount DSLRs, and is also compatible with APS-C models where it will provide a 72mm 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: 725211013013
In the Box
Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF
  • 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 45mm f/1.8 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 45mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.8
    Minimum: f/16
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 52° 21'
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.42" (29 cm)
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.4
    Optical Design 10 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Features
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 67 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.17 x 3.60" (80.4 x 91.4 mm)
    Weight 1.2 lb (544.31 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.8 x 5.6 x 5.4"

    Tamron 45mm f/1.8 reviews

    SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 32.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very impressed Came close to purchasing the Sigma 50 Art instead, but the lower cost and stabliization of the Tamron won out. So far no regrets. Very sharp wide open, great bokeh, beautifully built (at least as good as my Sigma 35 Art), excellent close focus, and weather sealing to boot. Per reviews, AF is a little slow (at least compared to my L glass), but not a big deal. Would have given it 4 1/2 stars if I could.
    Date published: 2015-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous I have had this lens for a week now and am super impressed with it.� It is extremely well made and solid.� I have used the nifty fifty for about 10 years but found that it was unusable under f/3.5.� Wide open?� Fahgetaboutit!� My first two test shots with this lens were wide open and it was wonderfully clear!� I also like the VC and 6 year warranty.� �Yes the focus may be a little slower than other lenses but it's no slouch, and not intended to be a sport lens.� I have gotten beautiful shots over the week and look forward to years of enjoyment with this wonderful lens.
    Date published: 2017-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nifty, almost fifty w/o issues If you want an alternative to the 1.4 or 1.8 w/o the issues , get the Tamron. it's solidly built,, quiet, weather sealed and oh yes is image stabilized. Excellent lens.
    Date published: 2016-02-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the Bokeh! Still testing out this lens. The Bokeh is great! Much smoother than my Canon f1.4. I'm not completely sold on the sharpness though. I thought it would be sharper.
    Date published: 2016-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Outstanding Before I write this review - I'd like to note - don't expect this lens to be perfect. If you expect perfection, you'll be spending quite a lot more then what Tamron is asking. So - lets get into it! First off, I'd like to say that Tamron has done a fine job on this lens. Ever since I got it, it really hasn't come off my 6D. The focal length is perfect. When it comes to IQ, the lens is quite good. It is very sharp wide open, and has pretty much no vignetting. If you are worried about sharpness, I wouldn't be at all - it performs great in that category. The Bokeh it produces is very nice. It is very smooth, and looks great. Having such a close MFD is very helpful! It obviously isn't a 1:1 macro lens, but it can get pretty close, making it very useful for everyday photography. When it comes to AF performance - it's decent. As long as you don't expect it to be super fast, it'll do fine. I've been using it for almost a month now, in a wide variety of circumstances, and for the most part it focuses pretty fast. The only issue it has sometimes is in a dark situation (when I was trying to take pics of my Black Labrador in a pretty dark room) it was having trouble locking focus - but that is a rare exception. I've been shooting our church events with it recently, and I've absolutely loved using it - the AF is easily fast enough. When it comes to VC - I love it. I'm able to get perfectly sharp images at 1/40th, and I can go lower as long as I keep my hands relatively steady. It is a huge, huge help for shooting, especially in low light conditions. When it comes to Chromatic Aberrations, I've seen people make a big stink about it - but to be honest, it really isn't that bad. Only in extreme situations will you get some green or purple fringing - but in normal everyday shooting, I really don't notice any. When it comes to build quality, Tamron nailed it. The 'Human Touch' design they implemented feels fantastic in the hand, the finish is great, and the focus ring is quite smooth and has a pretty good throw. The Weather sealing is great, and the rubber gasket at the bottom is very helpful. Here are the Pros and Cons listed out: Pros: -Excellent Build Quality & Weather Sealing -Very nice Focus Ring -Excellent IQ - Very little Vignetting -Close MFD very useful -Very Sharp wide open -Smooth, great looking Bokeh -Decently fast AF -Excellent VC -Very Reasonable Price Cons: -Chromatic Aberrations noticeable in extreme situations -AF can be a little slow in extreme situations *sometimes* not all the time though All in all, I think the lens easily deserves 5 stars. What Tamron has done for the money is incredible - you get a lot for what you are paying for. The Cons are minor, and can easily be worked around. If you are thinking about getting this lens, I would go for it. I am using this lens all the time now for events, everyday photography, and more stuff to come. Tamron, great job. I love this lens. Hope this review helps you in your decision. Have a great day!
    Date published: 2016-12-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sharp and no regrets! I've tried a number of 50mm (or near 50mm) lenses including Sigma, Canon and now this Tamron and by far the best of the bunch is this Tamron 45mm lens. I was not impressed by the lackluster poor autofocus issues of the Sigma Art. Art is nothing more than a term developed by their marketing department to hype the lens. The Canon 1.4 which I owned for a number of years suffered from a poorly designed focusing mechanism that required repair twice. (Don't set it down on it's front you'll break the weak mechanism) Then comes this Tamron. It's true it's not a 1.4 but the difference between 1.4 and 1.8 is so miniscule that you have to pixel peep to see the difference. The sharpness far blows away the old Canon 1.4, and it corner to corner sharpness YES it's better than the Sigma Art lens. It has vibration compensation and weather sealing - pluses that none of the other brands have even bothered with. For the price point alone this beats the ancient Canon 1.4 which struggles to be sharp wide open and the inconsistent AF issues that plague the Sigma. I don't regret this purchase at all - I don't think you would either if you give the lens a fair test.
    Date published: 2016-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreamy~ Almost Perfect Love this lens using this with a Canon 6D, it has a way of making things and people look like a silky dream. Super Sharp, Lovely Colors no distortion and a very nice focal length to work with as a walk around. Like everyone says slow focus but worth it. Solid Construction and aesthetically very pleasing IMO.� I've owned the Canon 85 F1.2 II and i find with the VC on this lens that i can handhold shots that i definitely wouldn't be able to get with the 1.2. The VC works very well on my copy. would highly recommend.
    Date published: 2017-12-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work on RED, with Adapters, or for video We purchased 3 sets of these lenses 35mm, 45mm, and 85mm.� Non of them work on RED cameras to start with.� When using with a EF to Sony mount adapter the aperture can not be controlled and the VC function is disabled.� The auto-focus motor engages but will continually hunt or set and stay on infinity focus.� It also has trouble on the C200, 5DmKii, and EVA 1.� It has to be powered on and then disconnected and reconnected while the camera is powered to control Aperture and VC is again disabled.� Optical quality is average.� Quite a bit of green fringing wide open. Focus motor is noise and sluggish. The weather sealing on the back of the lens started to detached after only several uses.
    Date published: 2018-02-05
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