The Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD Lens is a full frame compatible, prime lens suitable for portraits, fashion and wedding photography. The short-medium telephoto focal length of 85mm offers a balanced perspective that delivers a natural representation of your subject with ample distance for composing the frame aesthetically.
Fast f/1.8 Aperture
The lens is equipped with a fast f/1.8 aperture that allows you to shoot stunning portraits even in low ambient lighting. The 9 blade diaphragm renders the blur area beautifully, removing distractions from the background to add emphasis on your chosen focal point.
Ultra Sonic Drive
The ring type USD (Ultra Sonic Drive) motor and USD actuator delivers quick and quiet autofocusing results that benefits both the photography and video applications. The USD also allows you to manually override the focus without switching the lens into Manual focus mode, ideal for critical focusing applications.
VC (Vibration Compensation) technology incorporated into the lens design is extremely helpful for shooting handheld in dim lighting conditions. Switching on the VC enables you to shoot using considerably lower shutter speeds and achieve sharp, detail rich images without boosting the ISO setting on your camera. The effect of camera shake can be minimized by up to 3.5 stops for incredible creative versatility across a wide variety of shooting conditions.
High Performance Optical Design
Its optical design features one LD (low dispersion) and one XLD (extra low dispersion) element among total 13 elements arranged in 9 groups. These high performance glass elements reduce the fringing and chromatic aberration throughout the entire aperture range, giving your final images exceptional clarity with true-to-life colour representation.
eBAND and BBAR Coating
The eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection) coatings applied on the lens elements minimize the flare, ghosting and reflection thus enabling you capture stunning visuals even while shooting against the light source.
Moisture Resistant Construction
Its weather sealed construction inspires confidence, allowing you to shoot assignments even in physically demanding environments. The special seals used at areas of possible ingress provide extra protection and make lens more durable. The Fluorine Coating applied on the top element resists finger prints, dust and smudges for maximum optical clarity.
Using the TAP-in console (sold separately) you can update the lens firmware, customize focus adjustment, focus distance limiter, VC adjustment, and full-time manual focus override settings of your Tamron SP series of lenses. The TAP-in Utility software is available for both Mac and Windows.
Note: The Sony mount version of this lens does not have VC (Vibration Compensation) as there is sensor shift stabilisation in Sony SLR/SLT Camera bodies.
Product Code:1Tam85 F/1.8
World's highest zoom range at 15x magnification for a lens with its compact size and light weight.
Silent, high-speed autofocus in a compact lens due to the incorporation of Tamron's new PZD (Piezo Drive) autofocus technology.
Compact and lightweight - At 450g, measuring 88mm in length (from mount face to the tip of the lens), and 74.4mm in diameter with a filter diameter of 62mm, it's a compact and easy-to-carry lens.
Minimum focusing distance of 0.49m throughout the zoom range and a maximum magnification ratio of 1:3.8.
Di II (Digitally integrated design): Di II lenses are for exclusive use with digital SLR cameras (with APS-C size sensors), with a suitably optimized optical design. These lenses cannot be used with digital SLR cameras with an image sensor larger than APS-C size, or 35mm film SLR cameras.
Maximum: f/1.8 Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type
Full-Frame Digital Sensor APS-C
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
Approx 84.8 x 91.3 mm
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice.