Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 Di VC USD - Nikon F-Mount


The Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 85mm features in lens image stabilization. Its unique design allows us to include our VC (Vibration Compensation) system—without the lens becoming too large or heavy.
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Just as a painter instinctively reaches for the right brush, a portrait artist reaches for an 85mm lens. The focal length is ideal for producing a pleasing image with true-to-life facial features in accurate proportion. While a wide-angle lens makes close objects appear larger than they are, and longer telephotos compress and flatten features, the 85mm medium telephoto is just right. Plus the working distance between you and your subject is perfect for making the personal connection that’s often missing when using a zoom.

The Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 is one of the world’s first 85mm fast-aperture lenses with image stabilization. Its unique design allows us to include our VC (Vibration Compensation) system—without the lens becoming too large or heavy. What’s more, our SP 85mm F/1.8 delivers edge-to-edge viewfinder brightness for ease of composition and superior low-light performance. The fast aperture of the F/1.8 also offers the perfect balance of subject sharpness and bokeh, that dreamy blur which separates your portrait subject from the background.

  • Focal Length
  • Lens Construction
    13 Elements in 9 Groups
  • Maximum Aperture
  • Minimum Aperture
  • Minimum Focus Distance
  • Filter Size
  • Lens Mount
    Nikon F-Mount
  • Dimensions
    91.3mm x 84.8mm
  • Weight

Average Customer Rating

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Scary Sharp

By: Photomagica
I've been looking for an 85mm that is sharp across the frame at close to full aperture. Other 85's that I've tried using my Nikon D810 on the brick wall across the street from the Camera Store don't get really critically sharp across the frame until about f2.8. This Tamron 85mm is critically sharp wide open at f1.8 and resolves every speck on the brick right out to the frame corners. A slight trace of flare and chromatic aberration vanishes by f2.8. Impressive!
The lens is very well designed and built, with a solid feel and clean design. The AF and VC controls fall right under my left thumb and I can feel and toggle either with the camera held to my eye.
The lens balances nicely on the D810, making a very comfortable package to hold. Focus is fast and close enough so it is easy to fill the frame with a head shot.
The vibration compensation has real grab and aggressively stabilizes the image in the viewfinder. The excellent wide open performance combined with VC means this lens should be an excellent low-light workhorse.
Highly Recommended!
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