Bokehlicious (Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 VC)
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The Tamron 85 VC sets the bar a little bit higher for bokeh from the SP Prime series. I can’t really see anything to criticize from the bokeh, which stays nice even when stopped down (you can see versions of this image at f/2, f/2.8, and f/4 in the image gallery here: It has a lot of the qualities that I love about vintage lenses in the rendering, but with all the sharpness of a modern lens. That makes it pretty special…and pretty bokehlicious. You can see my first look video where I break down the size, build, and handling of the lens here:
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2 thoughts on “Bokehlicious (Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 VC)”
You have the Canon 85mm f/1.8 to test it against? Love to hear how the Canon stands up.
I’m afraid I no longer have a copy. I can safely tell you that the Tamron destroys it, though.