Pentax Announces the New Tamron 35mm F1.4 Di USD Lens

Continuing their trend of rebranding Tamron lenses, Pentax announced their rebranded version of the Tamron 35mm f1.4 Di USD.

We’re happy that the Pentax K mount is being shown some love today with the announcement of the new Pentax 35mm f1.4 Di USD lens. For years, Pentax has been rebranding Tamron lenses for their own mount–which is great for Pentax users. Tamron’s lenses are stellar: mounting the new lens to a Pentax K1 Mk II will just mean that the Pentax system got a great new portrait lens. In fact, when we reviewed the Tamron version of the lens a while ago, we found it to be fantastic. One of our gripes was the lack of image stabilization, which Pentax solves with in-camera stabilization. The two systems working together should prove great for photographers. We’ve got all the essential specs that you need right after the jump.


  • Model: F045
  • Focal Length: 35mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f1.4
  • Angle of View (diagonal): 63°26′ (for full-frame DSLR cameras)
  • Optical Construction: : 14 elements in 10 groups
  • Minimum Object Distance: : 0.3m (11.8 in)
  • Maximum Magnification Ratio: 1:5
  • Filter Size: Ø72mm
  • Maximum Diameter: Ø80.9mm
  • Length*: for Canon 4.1 in (104.8mm);  for Nikon 4 in (102.3mm)
  • Weight: for Canon 28.7 oz (815g); for Nikon 28.4 oz. (805g)
  • Aperture Blades: 9 (circular diaphragm)**
  • Minimum Aperture: f16
  • Standard Accessories: Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps, Lens pouch
  • Compatible Mounts: Canon EF mount, Nikon F mount
* Length is the distance from the front tip of the lens to the lens mount face.
** The circular diaphragm stays almost perfectly circular up to two stops down from maximum aperture.

Visit the Tamron website for more information about the new SP 35mm f1.4 lens.

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Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.