Tamron SP 45mm F1.8 Di USD A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 2   
reviewer#43014 date: Feb-14-2018
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sony DT 35mm f1.8
Sony DT 50mm f1.8
Sony DT 16-50mm f2.8
price paid:650 CAD
positive:Very sharp lens, not too heavy for a full frame lens, great build quality. I very much like the focal length, particularly on a crop sensor.
negative:I don't find this lens focuses quickly on autofocus, it is prone to hunting. Some fringing is sometimes visible, it is correctable in post. My copy needed a micro-adjustment.
comment:I like this lens for it's sharpness, I just wished that autofocus was more responsive on it.
reviewer#41969 date: Dec-7-2017
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Sigma 35mm Art and Voigtlander 40mm ƒ1.2. Not as sharp as the Sigma (obviously), but no slouch either. Much better than the Voigtlander, except at subject isolation (to be expected from a ƒ1.2 lens).
price paid:399 (new)
positive:Very sharp, even wide open. Nice manual focus feel (even though it's focus-by-wire). Autofocus works well on both a-mount and adapted to e-mount. Incredible bargain.
negative:Some fringing at wider apertures; generally correctable in post.
comment:Very nice near-normal focal length lens. I use it on an a99ii and an a7Rii (on the LA-EA3 adapter) and it works well on both.
reviews found: 2   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 2
  • sharpness: 4.25
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.50
  • distortion: 4.50
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.35

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