Distance scale windowTamron’s SP Lenses

Tamron’s new series of SP lenses are optimized to make the most of the superior imaging performance delivered by the latest advancements in digital photography. One of the first lenses in the new series, Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012), offers a fast aperture and a versatile, slightly wider fixed focal length. Sporting a totally revamped external appearance, this new lens provides the ultimate in functionality and operation.

Despite the cutting-edge technology inside the lens, the exterior has an organic feel: masking the technology in a softer, more intuitive design. Tamron calls this design “Human Touch” and is the result of the pursuit to build a lens that becomes not just a tool, but a photographer’s partner. The 35mm is designed to feel right: from switch locations to weight distribution. And the new SP line’s aluminum barrel feels comfortable in the hands. The lens has a 120% larger display window and a new original font to improve readability.

Win a Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD!

The winner will get a Tamron SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD (your choice of Canon or Nikon mount) which retails for $599! Winner must be a resident of the U.S. and 18 years or older.

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More about the SP 35mm F/1.8

The new SP 35mm F/1.8 also offers something that isn’t commonly found in other standard lenses: image stabilization. Tamron’s Vibration Compensation virtually eliminates motion blur so photographers can lower their shutter speed. Coupled with its F1.8 aperture, the lens provides incredible low-light performance. The new remarkable MOD specs of lens allows photographers to shoot at close range, opening a new world of creative compositions while maintaining image quality. At an MOD of just 7.9 inches, the 35mm has best-in-class close focusing capabilities.

Plus, in addition to its moisture-resistant construction, which allows photographers to shoot in weather conditions they may have once avoided, the lens also comes with a fluorine coating on the front element that’s oil and water resistant. Moisture and smudges wipe away, making it easy to keep the lens clean.


Tamron obsessed over the brand ring: the simple, luminous gold ring that sits between the lens and the camera body. Why? Because that ring symbolizes the relationship between Tamron and the photographer, the lens to the camera. It symbolizes our commitment to make photography more enjoyable, more creative, and more inspiring. The new SP line represents the apex of leading-edge optical technology and mechatronics. We hope that the new SP lenses will hold a place in your heart, take your photography to new heights and become your best partner in creativity.

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Watch professional photographer Christian Altengarten on location in Mallorca with new Tamron SP series 35mm and 45mm F/1.8 Di VC USD lenses.