First review of new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens (Amazon, B&H Photo Video, Adorama) and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens (Amazon, B&H Photo Video, Adorama) now already available online. Krolop & Gerst has posted a long and detail review of these two new lenses, including a lot of sample images, comparison with Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art lens and Canon EF 35mm f/2 lens. All sample images of these lenses are taken by Canon EOS 5Ds R.
Conculsion from Krolop & Gerst:
Eventually it all depends on the price tag. Tamron surely scores off the competition a little bit with their two new lenses. Of course we are talking about bits and bobs at a high quality level. Nevertheless Tamron has succeeded in setting a whole new dimension regarding the quality standard of camera lenses. Both new lenses are absolutely high-end and provide outstanding quality even for megapixel-monster cameras. Concerning the price we can only stay curious and say… just wait and see!
35MM OR 45MM? WHY?
35mm and 45mm seem to lie very close together, maybe too close? The decision for these two focal lenghts raised more than a few eyebrows… when do I use which lens and why? Well, the answer to that is quite simple. The 35mm lens clearly has the look of a wide angle lens while the 45mm has the look of a standard lens. Whoever wants to be where the action is should decide for the 35mm (which is more suitable for APS-C cameras as well, as the 45mm lens is too long for most „everyday scenes“) – BUT – if you like taking portraits on an APS-C camera, the 45mm is nearly perfect though…