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

The wide-aperture 35mm lens market is a crowded one, but Tamron has added their SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens to the pack, and it looks to be a great option for photographers. Check out this helpful video review of the lens. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost Photography, this great video takes a look at the Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens. A wide-aperture 35mm lens is one of the most useful many photographers can have: for portraitists, it provides a wider field of view while still having narrow depth of field. On the other hand, for events and wedding shooters, it gives you two extra stops of light over a standard 24-70mm f/2.8. The Tamron looks to be a great option, with four low dispersion elements to limit aberrations, three aspherical elements to reduce distortion, BBAR-G2 coating to control flares and ghosting and improve contrast, and an Ultrasonic Silent Drive autofocus motor. The lens also features moisture resistance and a rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smooth bokeh. At $899, the Tamron lens comes in at about half the price of the equivalent Canon and Nikon lenses, making it a very intriguing option. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts. 

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It seems always those sponsored lenses being reviewed always have their flaws downplayed/rounded off. Dustin abbott does it as well. It can't be an independent review if you were given the lens to review and/or sponsored. No one know if he was or wasnt payed. Cf is a known reviewer like others and that's their work. So who knows

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Id be curious how it compares to the Tamron 35mm f1.8. Is the f1.4 worth loosing VC?..