Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD vs. Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G specifications comparison

Tamron SP 85mm F:1.8 Di VC USD Model F016 lensNikon AF-S 85mm f:1.8G lens

A quick specs comparison between the new Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G lenses – the Tamron is slightly longer, almost twice as heavy as the Nikon version, has more optical elements and image stabilization:

Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 Di VC USD  Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G
Price not yet announced (will be more expensive than the Nikon version) $476.95
Focal Length  85mm 85mm
Maximum Aperture f/1.8 f/1.8
Minimum Aperture f/16 f/16
Format FX/DX FX/DX
Maximum Angle of View (DX) 18°39′ 18°50′
Maximum Angle of View (FX)  28°33′ 28°30′
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 0.13x 0.12x
Lens Elements 13 9
Lens Groups  9 9
Image Stabilization  Yes (3.5 stops) No
Diaphragm Blades 9 7
Minimum Focus Distance 2.62′ (80 cm) 2.62′ (80 cm)
Filter Size 67mm 67mm
Dimensions (Diameter x Length) 3.34 x 3.50″ (84.8 x 88.8 mm) 3.1 x 2.9″ (78.7 x 73.7 mm)
Approx. Weight 23.0 oz (660 g) 12.35 oz (350 g)
Other Moisture resistant construction, Fluorine coating Super Integrated Coating

MTF charts:

Tamron SP 85mm f:1.8 Di VC USD vs. Nikon AF-S 85mm f:1.8G MTF charts
Lens design:


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