Tamron 85mm f1.8 SP Di VC USD Lens - Nikon Fit

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The Tamron 85mm f1.8 SP Di VC USD lens with Nikon fit is the world's first 85mm fast-aperture full-frame lens with image stabilisation (as of Feb 2016). Designed for portraiture, this medium-telephoto lens delivers edge-to-edge sharpness and superior low-light performance thanks to its fast f/1.8 aperture and Vibration Compensation (VC) system. It also features Tamron's new stylish SP design with moisture-resistant construction, together with LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass elements in the optical design to minimise colour fringing and to achieve outstanding sharpness and clarity.

Tamron 85mm f1.8 SP highlights:

  • World’s first* 85mm fast-aperture lens *As of February 2016
  • Perfect lens for portraiture
  • F/1.8 for sharpness and bokeh
  • VC (Vibration Compensation) system allows handheld work
  • Dreamy blur which separates subject from the background
  • Superb optical design: LD and XLD low dispersion glass elements
  • Moisture-resistant construction
  • For Nikon DSLRs

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1. The world’s first*3 85mm fast-aperture lens with image stabilization

Tamron’s VC image stabilization system enables handheld use in dim light without flash. Camera movement—often too minute to be perceptible to the photographer—is the leading cause of blur in photographs. In addition, newer DSLR cameras with higher resolution and higher pixel densities are even more susceptible to subtle camera shake. The VC System, Tamron’s time-proven Vibration Compensation, keeps the sharpness at hand, even in moody, dim light when shutter speeds tend to be longer. *3 Among 85mm F/1.8 interchangeable lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras (as of February 19; Tamron).

2. Superior resolving power and attractive bokeh

Experienced optical design technique combined with LD and XLD lens elements have virtually eliminated on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations that might otherwise appear as colour fringing. In addition, by thoroughly reducing chromatic aberrations (distortion of off-axis point source) and astigmatism, subjects that appear as a distinct point source will be captured as a distinct point source even at the edges and corners of the frame. Furthermore, optical simulations were thoroughly conducted, and the 85mm achieves natural bokeh— that dreamy, semi-focus blur that separates the portrait subject from the background with a snap.

3. Moisture-Resistant Construction

Special seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to help prevent moisture and/or dust from penetrating the lens and provide Moisture-Resistant Construction. This feature provides an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.

4. A durable Fluorine Coating on the front element repels water

The Fluorine Coating is a water and oil repellant coating applied to the front element surface making it much easier to keep clean & remove dust & deposits with ease.

5. Sophisticated eBAND and BBAR coatings plus Advanced Anti-Reflection Technologies

Two highly developed lens coating technologies, eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) which uses nanotechnology, and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection), combine to increase light transmission and to reduce flare and ghosting to imperceptible levels. Additional techniques are employed to prevent reflections inside the lens barrel so that the 85mm lens delivers high contrast, sharp and clear images worthy of a fixed focal lens. This lens clearly captures detailed tones even in the shadows.

6. Electromagnetic diaphragm system now used also for Nikon-mount lens

An electromagnetic diaphragm system, which has been a standard feature for Canon-mount lenses, is now employed in Nikon-mount lenses*4. More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.

7. USD actuator maximized for fast and accurate focusing

Fast, quiet AF is achieved by using a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type ultrasonic motor which enables remarkably precise focusing drive with high torque and responsiveness.. In addition, Full-time Manual Focus override is available at any point during the autofocus operation for deliberately shifting focus without switching the AF-MF.

8. Compatibility with TAMRON TAP-in Console

You can update firmware, customize autofocus positions and adjust the mechanical setup and preferences of the 85mm lens by simply attaching it to the TAMRON TAP-in Console and connecting it via USB to a personal computer. (The TAP-in Console is an optional accessory that will be released in March.) *4 Available only with cameras compatible with the electromagnetic diaphragm (D3100, D3200, D3300 ,D5000, D5100 ,D5200, D5300, D5500, D7000, D7100 ,D7200, D300, D300s, D600, D610, D700, D750, D800, D810, D3x, D3s, D4, D4s, Df).

9. Compatibility with Adobe and Silkypix software

Supplied with SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.0, advanced editing software that features correction menus for various aberrations (lateral color, distortion, relative illumination) based on the optical design data of this specific lens. In addition, lens profile information has been supplied to Adobe Systems, Inc. to facilitate selecting the precise lens data required for more sophisticated adjustments in RAW processing when using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Shooting RAW image files enables creation of more stringent and high-fidelity image quality.

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Product Specification

Aperture Blades 9
Colour Black
Enlargement Ratio 1:7.2
Filter Thread Size (mm) 67
Focal Length – Tele (mm) 85
Focal Length – Wide (mm) 85
Lens Mount Nikon F (FX)
Maximum Aperture – Tele 1.8
Maximum Aperture – Wide 1.8
Minimum Aperture 16
Number of Lens Elements 13
Number of Lens Groups 9
Sensor Format APS-C
Weight (g) 700
Minimum Focus Distance (m) 16
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