Release dates have been announced for the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD lens, the latest addition to the premium SP series.

Side view of the new Tamron SP 35mm f/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) lens without lens hood or end caps. (Source: Tamron.)

Designed for ‘full frame’ DSLR cameras, it will be offered with Canon and Nikon mounts. According to Tamron’s press release: This orthodox fixed focal lens, which some consider the most basic of all interchangeable lenses, is the embodiment of all optical technology and manufacturing knowhow Tamron has developed to date. The lens consists of 14 elements in 10 groups with four LD (Low Dispersion) and three GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements which, together, effectively eliminate chromatic aberrations and deliver high resolution performance from the centre of the frame to the edges. Second-generation BBAR-G2 Coating suppresses ghosting and flare to deliver images with attractive contrast. The front surface of the lens has a fluorine coating with high water- and oil-repellant properties, making this lens easy to keep clean.

Tamron’s proprietary USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) technology ensures fast, precise and quiet autofocusing, while a Dynamic Rolling-cam mechanism that was developed specially for this lens minimises the load on the focusing lens to provide stable AF operating performance and improved reliability. Full-Time Manual Focus override allows photographers to instantly make fine adjustments to the point of focus, even when using the AF mode.

The new lens also features Moisture-Resistant Construction with seals in critical locations to prevent infiltration of moisture and/or rain. The Model F045 is compatible with the Tamron TAP-in Console, an optional accessory that provides a USB connection to a personal computer, enabling users to easily update a lens’s firmware as well as customise focus controls. The lens is supplied with a locking, petal-shaped lens hood, front and end caps and a lens pouch. It accepts 72 mm diameter filters and has a minimum focus of 30 cm and a minimum aperture of f/16.

The Nikon mount version is due for release on 26 June, with the Canon mount version following on 25 July, 2019. Click here for more information.