The new SP series for a new era of DSLRs
Built specially for today’s advanced camera systems with a high pixel density, the SP Series lenses feature superior optical performance enhanced by improvements in handling and functionality.
A 45mm capable of remarkable resolving power and sharp images, while the integration of VC into a fast standard prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras is an industry-first*. This lens delivers crisp and tack-sharp images at any setting from f/1.8 full open aperture. State-of-the-art design and engineering technologies backed by manufacturing know-how culminate in this fine lens and its companion, the SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012).
High performance at f/1.8 full aperture
The open aperture is set to f/1.8 with optimised critical properties at a higher level: superb optical performance coupled with a VC system, a shorter MOD, and a well-balanced form factor. Rigorous simulation processes performed throughout the design phase are materialised in distinguished resolving power and beautifully tuned background blur, a prominent feature to a fast-aperture, full-frame compliant optic.
VC (Vibration Compensation) integration sets itself apart
VC really comes into its own when used on high-resolving professional DSLRs which pick up even subtle camera shake. On fast-aperture lenses, VC dramatically extends the ability to shoot handheld under dim light conditions by eliminating camera shake at slower shutter speeds.
This is the very first lens that employs the VC functionality among the fast standard fixed focal lenses in full-frame format*.
USD (Ultrasonic Drive)
The USD actuator converts ultrasonic waves into rotational motion that delivers autofocus with responsiveness, accuracy, and speed without so much as a whisper. The photographer can easily use manual focus at any point while the AF system is operating without having to fumble for a switch.
Get closer than ever before
New MOD specs let photographers shoot at close range, opening a new world of creative opportunities for composition while maintaining image quality.
With an MOD of 0.29m, the SP 45mm offers best-in-class close focusing**. A floating system design feature seamlessly optimises image quality by shifting elements relative to the focus group in close shooting situations.
* As of July 2015. Source: Tamron.
** Rated top among current 45mm and 50mm fixed focal length interchangeable AF lenses for full-frame DSLR cameras excluding macro lenses (As of July 2015. Source: Tamron).