Further readings for the Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F016) Nikon
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We’ve tested 149 lenses on the D5600, including primes and zooms, and in this first part of our “Best lenses for the Nikon D5600” review, we’ve picked a selection of the best affordable primes. The review analyzes the performance of our top three lenses in four categories, including wide-angle, standard, 50mm, and telephoto lenses. Before we get dive into the lenses, here’s a quick overview of how we calculate the Lens Metrics, along with some key lens features to look for.
Announced in February 2016, the $749 Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Tamron 85mm f/1.8) is a fast, short telephoto prime lens available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony lens mounts. This review considers the performance of the Nikon version.
Announced in February 2016, the $749 Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (Tamron 85mm f/1.8) is a fast, short telephoto prime lens available in Canon, Nikon, and Sony lens mounts. This review considers the performance of the Canon version.
We’ve tested a total of 83 fixed focal length prime lenses on the D3400, including both FX-mount full-frame lenses, as well as the DX-mount optics that are specifically designed for use on the APS-C D3400. These lenses cover a vast range of focal lengths, from an ultra wide-angle 14mm for fitting lots into the frame, through to a super-telephoto 600mm focal length that offers a whopping 900mm equivalent on the D3400 (taking account of the Nikon 1.5x APS-C crop factor).
Please update the P-Mpix scales to be usable beyond 12 P-Mpix. Pretty soon we're going to just be looking at seas of green for every lens at every aperture and focal length and the charts will be meaningless. Or, if it's simpler, just list the actual numbers for each focal length x aperture so we can compare them easier.
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i've had this lens. It is really pretty sharp and has little to no CA. But compared to my Nikon 85G 1.8 it is not sharper. I compared many studio shots and test shots, they are practically equal. The Tamron may be a little better in contrast. But the Nikon has much more CAs. DXOMark states, that it's the other way round... Can't confirm that. But my big problem was, that the VC did not work on my D750. When using the VC, the image got much blurrier than without. It seems not to be a problem with the Tamron, but with some D750s in Combination with Lenses using Image Stabilization, even with Nikon lenses. So in total, the Tamron was noch really better (only better CAs), so I've send it back.
So the testing confirms my own findings -- best lens I have ever used. And it appears for Nikon bodies, it is the best lens you can buy for under $1500..... in all price ranges, it is only out-scored by a few Zeiss lenses. Of course, an 85mm shooter is spoiled by great options. There still isn't much wrong with the Nikon 85g.