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Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 Di USD Lens in Sony A Fit (F016)

The Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 Di USD offers the perfect balance of subject sharpness and bokeh, that dreamy blur which separates your portrait subject from the background.

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Product Code: F016S


The Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 Di USD delivers edge-to-edge viewfinder brightness for ease of composition and superior low-light performance. The fast aperture of the F/1.8 also offers the perfect balance of subject sharpness and bokeh, that dreamy blur which separates your portrait subject from the background.

The 85mm focal length is ideal for producing a pleasing image with true-to-life facial features in accurate proportion. While a wide-angle lens makes close objects appear larger than they are, and longer telephotos compress and flatten features, the 85mm medium telephoto is just right. Plus the working distance between you and your subject is perfect for making the personal connection that's often missing when using a zoom.

Superior resolving power and attractive bokeh

Experienced optical design technique combined with LD and XLD lens elements have virtually eliminated on-axis and lateral chromatic aberrations that might otherwise appear as colour fringing. In addition, by thoroughly reducing chromatic aberrations (distortion of off-axis point source) and astigmatism, subjects that appear as a distinct point source will be captured as a distinct point source even at the edges and corners of the frame. Furthermore, optical simulations were thoroughly conducted, and the 85mm achieves natural bokeh - that dreamy, semi-focus blur that separates the portrait subject from the background with a snap.

Moisture-Resistant Construction

Special seals are located at the lens mount area and other critical locations to help prevent moisture and/or dust from penetrating the lens and provide Moisture-Resistant Construction. This feature provides an additional layer of protection when shooting outdoors under adverse weather conditions.

A durable Fluorine Coating on the front element repels water

The Fluorine Coating is a water and oil repellant coating applied to the front element surface making it much easier to keep clean & remove dust & deposits with ease.

Sophisticated eBAND and BBAR coatings plus Advanced Anti-Reflection Technologies

Two highly developed lens coating technologies, eBAND (Extended Bandwidth & Angular-Dependency) which uses nanotechnology, and BBAR (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection), combine to increase light transmission and to reduce flare and ghosting to imperceptible levels. Additional techniques are employed to prevent reflections inside the lens barrel so that the 85mm lens delivers high contrast, sharp and clear images worthy of a fixed focal lens. This lens clearly captures detailed tones even in the shadows.

Electromagnetic diaphragm system

More precise diaphragm and aperture control is possible because the diaphragm blades are driven and controlled by a motor through electronic pulse signals.

USD actuator maximized for fast and accurate focusing

Fast, quiet AF is achieved by using a USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) ring-type ultrasonic motor which enables remarkably precise focusing drive with high torque and responsiveness.. In addition, Full-time Manual Focus override is available at any point during the autofocus operation for deliberately shifting focus without switching the AF-MF.

Tamron SP 85mm F1.8 Di USD Lens Specifications:

Maximum aperture:
Minimum aperture:
Angle of view:
28º (Full-Frame), 18º (APS-C).
Lens construction:
13 elements in 9 groups.
Minimum focus distance:
91.3mm x 84.8mm.
Filter size:
Included accessories:
Lens hood, Lens caps.


Price TBC No
Finance Option Standard Finance
Lens Mount Sony A
Lens Type Prime
Focal Length 85mm
Aperture Type Constant
Maximum Aperture F1.8
Stabilised Yes
Filter Size 67mm
Warranty Period 5 Years (if registered)


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