Awesome Images from the Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 VC by Thomas Kettner

All images by ©Thomas Kettner (on Facebook @ThomasKettnerPhotographer).

Styling: Kat Klug
Models: Michelle Benas, Aad van der Linden, Remco Vanderlinden
Agency: Gloss Artist Management
Hair, Make-up & Special Effects: Julia Heiermann

The Tamron SP 85mm f/1.8 VC is a new-comer to the highly competitive “portrait lens” section of the market! What these images show are two important aspects of this new take on the classic portrait 85mm lens: Tamron not only was able to make this lens sharp wide open with beautiful background blur, but this lens also has Tamron’s Vibration Compensation, which allows you to shoot in lower light and slower shutter speeds without losing sharpness from motion blur.

This is the future of prime lenses: fast, sharp, and image stabilized!

The SP 85mm F/1.8 is the world’s first lens (for mirrored cameras) with a fixed focal length of 85mm and a fast aperture of F/1.8 that’s equipped with the VC system. Camera movement—often too minute to be perceptible to the photographer—is the leading cause of unpleasant photographs. In addition, newer DSLR cameras with higher pixel densities are more susceptible to subtle camera shake.

This technology makes it possible to take photographs handheld in dim light and to make optimal use of slower shutter speeds and increased depth-of-field without extreme increase of the camera’s sensor sensitivity (ISO equivalent). This is especially important in portraiture because lighting is often low and the photographer needs the spontaneity of not using a tripod or disruptive flash units.


Stop in to the shop to try this lens on your camera, or stop by our Grand Opening Feature Fair on August 6th and 7th to see our brand new store and pick up a copy of this lens for yourself!

The only 85mm DSLR lens with image stabilization.
The only 85mm DSLR lens with image stabilization.
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