Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Review

September 16, 2015 | Mark Goldstein |

Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Tamron SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD.

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

The Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM is a pancake prime lens for APS-C and full-frame DSLR cameras. Offering continuous AF while capturing video with compatible cameras, the ultra-slim Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM retails for just £229.99 / €279.99 / $199.99. Read our in-depth Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM review complete with full-size sample images to find out if it's worth the modest outlay.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a new standard prime lens for APS-C and full-frame DSLR cameras. Offering continuous AF while capturing video with compatible cameras, the compact Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM retails for just £129.99/€189.99/$125.99. Read our in-depth Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM review complete with full-size sample images to find out if it's worth the modest outlay...

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G

The AF-S 50mm f/1.8G from Nikon is a standard prime lens in the full-frame FX format, or a fast portrait optic when mounted on a DX body. The 50mm f/1.8 features seven optical elements in six groups with one aspherical lens element, a Silent Wave Motor which provides smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override, and a weather-sealed lens mount. Retailing for £185 / $220, read our expert Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G review to find out if it's an essential purchase for the Nikon DSLR owner.

Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM

The Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM is a fast standard prime lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. The 50mm f/1.4 features 13 optical elements in 8 groups and a HSM focusing system which provides quiet, smooth and fast autofocus with full-time manual focus override. Retailing for £859 / $949, read our expert Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM review to find out if it's the ultimate "fast fifty" lens...