A new era begins for Tamron as the company famous for its zooms moves into the premium fixed-focal-length lens market. Damien Demolder tests the first, a 45mm fast standard.

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Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review

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£580.00
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Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review – Shading

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f/1.8

Shading is quite visible at the widest couple of settings on this lens, but that is to be expected. It is rather nice, in fact, so long as you aren’t being scientific. There’s a maximum of 1.2EV fall-off of brightness in the corners at f/1.8, 
which diminishes progressively on stopping down. Most of us will consider it gone by f/2.8, although f/4 will suit the more picky.

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  1. 1. Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review - Features
  2. 2. Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review - Image quality
  3. 3. Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review - Resolution
  5. 5. Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review - Shading
  6. 6. Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review - Curvilinear distortion
  7. 7. Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD review - Our verdict
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