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Tamron AFF013N-700 SP 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (model F013) For Nikon
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- Fast f/1.8 aperture
- Dynamic close focusing capability
- VC (Vibration Compensation) system
- Fluorine coating on front element to repel water and fingerprints
- High speed AF with USD (ultrasonic drive)
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|Aperture Control Design||Controlled via Camera|
|Compatible Mountings||Nikon F (FX)|
|Item Dimensions||5 x 5 x 3.6 inches|
|Item Weight||1.19 pounds|
|Lens Design||Fixed Prime|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||6 Years|
|Maximum Focal Length||45|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm Full Frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||45|
|Number of Elements||10|
|Number of Groups||8|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||67 mm|
|Shipping Weight||1.9 pounds|
Technologically advanced camera systems with a high pixel density drive the SP series lenses to perform at their best. Superior optical performance is a standard and enhanced by improvements in functionality, handling, and external design. The SP 45mm F/1.8 DI VC USD is a 45mm lens capable of remarkable resolving power and sharp images. While the integration of VC into a fast standard prime lens for full frame DSLR cameras is an industry first. This lens delivers crisp and tack sharp images at any setting from 1.8 full open and Fluorine coatings provide excellent light transmission and protection while a round 9 blade aperture assure excellent image quality. Quick focusing is provided utilizing Tamron’s USD (Ultra Silent Drive) and with a MOD (Minimum Focus Distance) of 11.4”, this lens is quick and capable for all situations.
Top customer reviews
Its amazing how much lighter it is compared to the Sigma. After shooting a wedding all day its an amazing bonus. But I think one of the biggest features that the Sigma lens cannot even complete with is the weather sealing. The weather sealing is a huge deal and allows me to take the lens in a lot more situations and not baby the lens. With the Sigma I had to be extremely careful because of this. Its the best all around lens in a lot of situations. The Sigma I think is better for studio use in this regard.
I have nothing but great things to say about this lens. You will not be disappointed. I am a full time wedding photographer that uses this lens on a daily basis. Its not perfect, and not for everyone but for my line of work its been amazing!
In the first place - the bad news. After genuine Canon lens (even the cheap ones) it's easy to notice the slow speed and poor agility of AF drive, especially in low light. Under not powerful artificial lighting the lens uses the method of trial and error, focusing in several steps, and it takes noticeable time. For those who wants shooting the quick-moving objects (e.g. kids or kittens) I'd advice to test this lens in the shop before buying. On the other hand, the Tamron uses true internal focus drive (front element is absolutely steady during focusing), while most classic 50-mm lenses use the unit focusing which is prone to dust contamination. Also I'd like to note the perfect AF accuracy under good light, but under energy-saving lamps there are focus misses sometimes.
Other optical and mechanical properties of this lens are without any flaws. The optics are very good and sharp on entire field starting from wide open aperture. Closing the aperture boosts even the corners to excellent values (the center is already excellent). Nice bokeh. Slight vignetting (especially in comparison with classic primes which have terrible vignetting on wide open) and distortion. The CAs are well controlled, but out-of-focus areas have visible color cast on wide open aperture (it's typical for most fast lenses). You can easily make photos of any kind beginning from F/1.8 without worries about quality.
The design of lens body is perfect: metal barrel, weather-sealing (a must for a tourist like me), tight assembly, nice hood included. Note that only Canon 50/1.2L and Zeiss Milvus get the weather sealing in 50-mm class. IS allows handheld shooting at 1/8 s (and at 1/4 s with a bit of luck). Utilizing the IS, this lens on modern full-frame body with usable ISO 25600 allows shooting in such dark conditions when you don't see anything in viewfinder (nor the AF does).
This lens body is quite large for a standard prime, so do the most modern primes with top quality (the Sigma 50/1.4A is a bit larger). The camera with 45-mm Tamron barely fits into my small bag designed for Canon 50/1.4 and similar lenses. But its weight is quite reasonable. By the way, the front cap is really handy, but it's big too. I even purchased more compact cap for cases when the size matters.
If this lens had a quick AF, I'd recommend it for all photographers. But in fact I can give 5 stars for travel/landscape usage (thanks to IS, sharpness and weather sealing) and only 4 stars for home/sports usage (the AF could be faster).
I, personally, was looking for a stabilized lens for video and unfortunately this wasn't a good choice for two reasons:
1. Very slow AF, even with the 1dx2's DPAF. Takes much longer to focus on a moving face than the 50 STM, so you may get a few moments out of focus.
2. The AF sound. You can't avoid it even with an external mic like the Rode VideoMic Pro. Very hard to get rid in post too. Any cheap STM lens would do it though, that's what they are for.
Will be crying returning this baby back to Amazon :'-(
P.S. Some folks here mentioned that not all AF points are working, but that's not true. They all are working and working pretty accurate (but slow :)