Tamron 35mm 1.4 Canon & Nikon - SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD
  • SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD

Tamron 35mm 1.4 Canon & Nikon - SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD

A lens that completely unlocks the pleasure of photography

"We want to deliver a perfect image to people who love photography." As a leading camera lens manufacturer, that’s our obsessive goal for all Tamron lenses. The exceptional image quality of the Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) prime provides uncompromising resolution at wide-open aperture and a gorgeous velvety bokeh. This superior lens celebrates the 40th anniversary of Tamron’s acclaimed SP lens series.

Truly, the Model F045 is the distillation of all the optical technologies and manufacturing knowhow that Tamron has developed. Find yours at an authorized Tamron dealer near you.

Optical performance that defines the ultimate Tamron lens ever made

We endeavored to achieve ultra-high quality where every shape is captured with perfect fidelity. So we meticulously eradicated any optical aberrations that could reduce image quality. In particular, we have eliminated the on-axis chromatic aberrations that plague fast-aperture lenses, and the sagittal coma flares that reduce peripheral image quality. This is accomplished by deploying 14 elements in 10 groups, a dense arrangement for a fixed focal lens. The optical construction includes a generous arrangement of special glasses, four LD (Low Dispersion) lens elements and three GM (Glass Molded Aspherical) lens elements.

Optical Performance
Focal length: 35mm Exposure: F/1.4 1/800sec ISO 100
Leveraging Tamron's experience creating beautiful bokeh

The SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD produces genuinely beautiful bokeh defocus blur both in front of and behind the plane of focus, a characteristic shared with Tamron's legendary 90mm F/2.8 macro lens. The major difference is the fast F/1.4 aperture. Normally, as the lens aperture opens subtle on-axis chromatic aberration appears as color fringe. So we created a countermeasure to thoroughly overcome these deficiencies and produce bokeh that blends in beautifully without introducing aberrant color in front of or behind the focal plane.

Beautiful Bokeh
Focal length: 35mm Exposure: F/1.4 1/2500sec ISO 100
Newly developed BBAR-G2 Coating delivers stunning clarity and contrast

Tamron has long been an innovator of coating technologies that prevent ghosting and flare. Second-generation BBAR-G2 Coating is a groundbreaking advancement that provides vastly improved performance compared to the original BBAR Coating. The coating corrects for ghosting and flare to an unprecedented extent, and renders fine subject detail with true clarity and stunning contrast even under backlit conditions.

Newly developed BBAR-G2 Coating
Focal length: 35mm Exposure: F/1.4 1/800sec ISO 100
Exceptionally reliable, fast and accurate AF that unleashes creativity in every situation

The AF drive is equipped with Tamron's proprietary USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive) motor. Additionally, Tamron's all-new Dynamic Rolling-cam mechanism operates the heavy focusing unit of the large F/1.4 aperture with high speed and accuracy. This breakthrough ensures stable AF performance and improves reliability even under the harsh shooting conditions of professional use, including high and low temperature extremes. This exceptional lens is also equipped with a Full-Time Manual Focus override system so photographers can instantly make fine adjustments to the point of focus, even in the AF mode.

Reliable, fast and accurate AF
Tamron's vision for the development of the ultimate lens
Tamron's vision for the development of the ultimate lens

Thanks to our valued customers who are lovers of photography, Tamron is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of the first five SP series lenses. Tamron has long pursued the development of the "ultimate lens" based on the conviction that, "We want to deliver a perfect image to people who love photos," our creed for all Tamron lenses. One of our answers to fulfill this ambition is the SP series of lenses that balances advanced optical performance with ergonomic, maneuverable bodies. No matter how well a lens performs, it’s useless if it’s not on hand when you want to shoot. We believe that a lens can’t be something that the photographer hesitates to bring along.

On the other hand, if we said there is no allure to pursuing the ultimate in lens performance disregarding the bounds of body size, we’d be lying. We wanted to know what kind of lens would result if we focused Tamron's technologies purely on lens performance in pursuit of image quality. This is yet another answer to the question of what constitutes the "ultimate lens." This is the kind of lens we wanted to create to mark the milestone 40th Anniversary of the SP series. What we decided on is the 35mm F/1.4.In a market packed with excellent lens offerings from various companies, Tamron has accepted the ambitious challenge of producing its greatest lens.

Tamron's optical design staff was given a single instruction from product planning: aim for the absolute ultimate in lens performance. Their answer was a lens that thoroughly eliminates optical aberrations so that each point light source is faithfully depicted. This is a dream for any optical designer. With the new mechanism developed especially for the Model F045, the reproduction of the bokeh qualities for which Tamron is known, and the development of new coating technologies, all of Tamron's technical competence has been compounded to finally complete the finest lens in Tamron's history. This is Tamron's pride and joy. We invite you to experience its performance for yourself.

The Exterior
Topside view of the 35mm f/1.4
Lens view of the 35mm f/1.4
Sideview of the 35mm f/1.4
Mount view of the 35mm f/1.4
Underside view of the 35mm f/1.4
Topside view of the 35mm f/1.4
Lens view of the 35mm f/1.4
Sideview of the 35mm f/1.4
Mount view of the 35mm f/1.4
Underside view of the 35mm f/1.4

Tamron 35mm 1.4 Canon & Nikon - SP 35mm F1.4 Di USD

Technical Information


Model F045
Focal Length 35mm
Maximum Aperture F/1.4
Angle of View
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 Φ72mm
Maximum Diameter Φ80.9mm
Length* 104.8mm Canon (4.1 in)
102.3mm Nikon (4 in)
Weight 815g Canon (28.7 oz)
805g Nikon (28.4 oz)
Aperture Blades 9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minumum Aperture F/16
Standard Accessory Flower-shaped hood, Lens caps, Lens pouch
Compatible Mounts

Canon EF mount, Nikon F mount

Nikon Z compatibility

Canon EOS R compatibility

Format Full-Frame DSLR***
Price $699 USD / $949 CAD

* 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.
*** will fit APS-C DSLR and mirrorless with manufacturer adapter

Specifications, appearance, functionality, etc. may be changed without prior notice.

All DSLR camera functions are possible when the Model F045 is attached to a mirrorless camera via the manufacture’s adapter.
Please visit our support website for details: https://www.tamron.jp/en/support/

Release Date
July 25, 2019 (Canon mount)
June 26, 2019 (Nikon mount)

MTF Chart Guide


MTF Chart

Optical Construction (14 elements in 10 groups)

Optical Construction
Front Cap
Lens Cap (CF72II)
Supplied Accessory
Lens Hood
Lens Hood (HF045)
Supplied Accessory
Lens Pouch
Lens Pouch
Supplied Accessory
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