Tamron Announce the World’s First 85mm f/1.8 Lens with VC for full-frame DSLRs

Tamron officially announced the World’s first image-stabilised SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens for full-frame DSLR cameras.

Using LD (Low Dispersion) and XLD (Extra Low Dispersion) glass elements, the new SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens is constructed with Tamron’s new SP design, incorporating a new look and feel which includes larger and more tactile switches, together with Tamron’s Moisture-Resistant Construction.

VC (Vibration Compensation) is also included in the lens design to help reduce camera shake making it easy to take handheld photographs in low light. USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) focusing is also a key part in delivering sharp and precise focus every time, with full-time manual override for extra creative control.

The SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens support Tamron’s new TAP-in Console. It will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sony Alpha mounts. Note that since Sony’s DSLR/SLT cameras have in-body image stabilization, the lenses for A-mount will not have IS.

Tamron Announce the World’s First 85mm f/1.8 Lens with VC for full-frame DSLRs


The price of new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lens is $749. Shipping is expected to start on March 31st. You can find the popular camera stores for buying options.

Buying Guide
Price $749.99 Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Lens Specifications

  • Focal Length : 85mm
  • Maximum Aperture : F/1.8
  • Angle of View (diagonal) : 28°33′ (for full-frame format) : 18°39′ (for APS-C format)
  • Optical Construction : 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum Object Distance : 0.8m
  • Maximum Magnification Ratio : 1:7.2
  • Filter Size : φ67mm
  • Maximum Diameter -: φ84.8mm
  • Length of the optic : for Canon 91.3mm. for Nikon 88.8mm
  • Weight of the optic : for Canon 700g. for Nikon 660g
  • Aperture Blades : 9 (circular diaphragm)
  • Minimum Aperture : F/16
  • Standard Accessories : Lens hood, Lens caps
  • Compatible Mounts : Canon, Nikon, Sony

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