World’s First 85mm f/1.8 lens with VC for Full-frame DSLRs



Tamron has announced the launch of the SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016), the world’s first fast-aperture telephoto lens with VC (Vibration Compensation). Tamron’s Vibration Compensation makes it possible to take handheld photographs in dim light or at night. The 85mm SP lens uses LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass elements in the optical design to minimize color fringing and to achieve sharp and clear image quality with high-fidelity color. It also achieves attractive bokeh that draws attention to the image foreground subject. In addition, Moisture-Resistant Construction has been added to prevent intrusion of moisture, and a highly durable Fluorine Coating has been applied to the top element surface to prevent condensation and repel smudge-causing substances. This new lens joins the 35mm F/1.8, 45mm F/1.8 and 90mm Macro in a lineup of SP series prime lenses that originated in 2015. The lens will be on sale on March 24th in Canon and Nikon mounts (the Sony[1] mount to be launched at a later date) at $749.

[1] The Sony mount model does not include VC (Vibration Compensation) since the bodies of Sony DSLR cameras include built-in image stabilization functionality

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