Tamron - SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Optical Telephoto Lens for Canon EF - Black

Attach this Tamron SP lens to your Canon EF camera for enhanced picture quality. It improves color quality by reducing color fringing, and the BBAR and eBAND coatings lessen lens flare while you're shooting in bright sunlight. The moisture-resistant construction of this Tamron SP lens lets you use it in damp conditions.

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  • Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Optical Telephoto Lens for Canon EF

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Compatible with a variety of cameras

Compatible with all cameras with the Canon EF mount.

Telephoto lens provides detailed photos from a distance

Magnify distant subjects and isolate a small field of view for vivid close-up shots.

85mm focal length

Beautifully isolates your subject from the background. This versatile focal length blends depth and dimension for stunning portraits, action shots and low-light images.

f/1.8 maximum aperture

For optimal light gathering capacity, resulting in clear, highly-detailed images.

Optical image stabilization

Permits utilizing slower shutter speeds without image blur.

Internal focusing system

For quick focusing without compromising balance.

XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass

For quicker focusing times, greater color saturation, contrast and image detail.

Moisture resistant

For safe use in challenging conditions.

31.5" minimum focusing distance

Accommodates 67mm filters

Accessories included

Comes with lens hood, dust cap and lens cap.

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars


    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have been doing photography for many years and never have I ever had such a horrible experience with a lens. The autofocus is a tad bit slower than my Tamron 20-70 but what truly kills it is the inaccuracy of its focus. It wouldn't matter what subject or object I was shooting it would always be off. First throught came to mind it needs recalibration, but I was not going to go through the hassle and send it off for recalibration so I purchased a new one and still same issue. I attempted to do a few portraits with it to see if by any chance I might be able to redeem percentage of use and what do you know, after shooting for 1 hour 1 out of 10 shots would be in focus from f1.8 to f4. F4!! At f4 on most lenses 98% of the time you should get a pretty sharp image but no, not with this lens. Now when I did get a sharp image it was fantastic quality of an L lens, but Having to constantly take about 10 shots to make sure you at least get one decent one is a major deal breaker. With that being said please move on and try a different lens.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • PCMagRating, 4.5 out of 5Jim Fisher on June 9, 2016
    Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
    The Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD is an incredibly sharp prime lens in a classic portrait focal length, featuring an image stabilization system that sets it apart from the competition.Full Review
  • CameralabsThomas on April 20, 2016
    Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 review
    The Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD is a stabilized full-frame short telephoto lens available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony A mounts. Announced in February 2016, it complements the series of stabilized f1.8 primes from Tamron. The new lens is alsoFull Review
  • ePHOTOzine (UK)Rating, 5 out of 5John Riley on April 20, 2016
    Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Review
    John Riley reviews the new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD, a full-frame portrait lens with Vibration Compensation.Full Review
  • LensTip.com (UK)Szymon Starczewski on April 12, 2016
    Tamron SP 85 mm f/1.8 Di VC USD
    At the beginning of September 2015 the Tamron company presented a new line of lenses called SP, with a completely different appearance and type of casings. The lenses were weather-sealed constructions designed in Japan and they boasted imageFull Review

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