A Review of the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD Lens

Tamron has been killing it with their lens releases in the last few years, undercutting the prices of first party manufacturers by significant amounts while still providing high optical quality and performance that have led to an increasing presence in the professional segment. This great review takes a look at the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs. 

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this review takes a look at the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens. At $899, the Tamron significantly undercuts the prices of first party options while still providing a vert fast maximum aperture, making it a very intriguing option for a wide variety of shooters, particularly wedding, event, and portrait photographers. The lens features Tamron's BBAR-G2 coating to reduce flares and ghosting and to improve contrast, four low dispersion elements to reduce aberrations, a USD motor and specialized mechanism for quiet autofocus, moisture-resistant construction, and a nine-blade diaphragm for excellent bokeh quality. If its autofocus and sharpness can hold their own against its more expensive competitors, it should be a very successful lens for the company and great option for photographers. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts. 

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David Pavlich's picture

I have their original 35 f1.8 and it pretty much stays on my camera (5DIV). It was offered prior to the Tap In Console so it wouldn't work with the console unless it was sent back to Tamron to have the firmware updated, which I did. If this lens wasn't so good, I might consider the f1.4. Look out, Sigma!

Petr Svitil's picture

Whats Tap In Console? I also have the 5Div with the 35mm and i cant use in camera Chromatic Abberation correction or it throws a large shadpw circle on the image. Does rhe firmware update dor the lens fix this?