Review: Tamron 45mm f1.8 Di VC (Canon EF)

Chris Gampat The Phoblogrpaher Tamron 45mm f1.8 product highlight images (1 of 2)ISO 3201-250 sec at f - 2.8

When we first went about testing the Tamron 45mm f1.8 Di VC, we ran into some problems. There were autofocus issues, color fringing, and more. A lens that from a marketing standpoint had so much promise to us was being shot in the foot by the most important thing–image quality. Then the unit went back to Tamron and we called in the 35mm f1.8. After we sent the 35mm f1.8 back, we called in the 45mm for a second chance.

With nine aperture blades, a metal build, a nice feel in the hands and weather sealing, this lens has a lot going for it–especially for only $599.

That’s an affordable price point for sure, but it’s also a lens for those of us not reaching for higher fruit.

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