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Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens Review Hands on Review


In this video, photographer, Christopher Frost, takes a look at the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens designed for Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

This is Tamron’s newest SP lens designed for EF and F mounts (although you can, of course, adapt it to mirrorless cameras) and thus is pretty large and heavy (weighing 805g or 28.4 oz for the Nikon F mount version).

The Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD build quality is very good and it has an AF/MF switch and a single ring (for focusing) which is pretty wide.

AF is fairly fast and relatively quiet but not completely. As for image quality – on a full-frame body this lens is superbly sharp across the frame even wide open. It does have quite a significant vignette wide open but closing down to f/2.8 fixes that for the most part.

Close up image quality wide open isn’t amazing but at f/2 sharpness improves considerably. Flare performance is very good and Bokeh looks really nice and CA is apparent at f/1.4 but disappears at f/2.

This is not the first review that we are publishing about the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens. Chris Niccolls (and Jordan Drake) from DPR did a recent review of this lens which we published here and they both seemed to like it a lot.

As for pricing the lens currently sells for $900 (Nikon F-mountCanon EF-mount).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review section here on LensVid and you can find more of Frost’s videos here on LensVid.

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