Tamron Announces 35mm F/1.4 "Ultimate" Lens to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of SP Series

Tamron unveiled the new the SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) for full-frame DSLR cameras this morning. The new fixed focal length "prime lens," which was announced as under development in February, is designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Tamron's SP Series lenses.

The new Tamron SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD will go on sale on June 26, 2019 for $899 in the Nikon mount, and on July 25, 2019 in the Canon mount.

Here's an excerpt from this morning's Tamron press announcement for the new SP 35m F/1.4, explaining some of the 40-year history of Tamron's SP Series lens line, and why the new 35mm lens is the "ultimate" lens for Tamron users.

"Tamron’s SP (Superior Performance) lens series was born in 1979, based on the concept of delivering lenses for taking the perfect picture for those who love photography. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the series. In celebration, Tamron has developed the Model F045, the distillation of Tamron’s accumulated lens-making expertise and craftsmanship. This orthodox fixed focal lens, which some consider the most basic of all interchangeable lenses, is the embodiment of all optical technology and manufacturing knowhow Tamron has developed to date. The Model F045’s unprecedented high-resolution image quality and beautiful, appealing background bokeh lets photographers capture any scene down to the finest details. The external lens barrel was developed through the tireless pursuit of operability and durability, focusing constantly on the needs of photographers. This lens is equipped with a large F/1.4 aperture and high-speed, high-precision AF functionality offering exceptional reliability, plus various other features for increased convenience, making it the perfect everyday lens for your creative pursuits. It is ideally suited for nearly every photographic genre, including photojournalism, landscape, sports, street life, wedding groups and family snapshots."

“'To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Tamron’s renowned SP series lenses that are designed and constructed to deliver the highest levels of performance, we drew upon our accumulated expertise and technologies to create the ‘ultimate lens’ — the Model F045,” said the person responsible for product planning. 'Our goal was to achieve high resolution, fidelity of point light source and beautiful bokeh,' he continued. 'We deployed existing skills, like our highly regarded knowhow for producing bokeh, and combined them with new innovations like BBAR-G2 (Broad-Band Anti-Reflection Generation 2) Coating for anti-reflection performance. Today we announce with sincere pride that the Model F045 embodies Tamron’s philosophy for manufacturing and is the finest lens in Tamron’s history.'”

Learn more about the new SP 35mm F/1.4 Di USD (Model F045) lens and see sample shots captured with it on Tamron USA's website.